Best Practices

Implement Best Practices–the First and Simplest Step in Improving Data Center Airflow

The segregation of cold and hot air inside the cabinet, identified as a data center best practice by industry organizations, is the first step in achieving energy efficiency. Segregation eliminates recirculation and bypass air, allowing rack mount equipment to receive as much conditioned air as possible. Implement best practices by filling and sealing open areas in and around the cabinet with accessories from Great Lakes.


ES Cabinets

For an efficient airflow strategy, begin by utilizing best practices in the ES, our most flexible and scalable cabinet, and then create an aisle containment solution.


Common Best Practice Accessories

Not using the ES cabinet? No worries. Common best practice accessories from Great Lakes are compatible with Great Lakes cabinets and other industry cabinets.

Metal Filler Panels

Plastic Filler Panels

Magentic Under Rack Panels

Floor Grommets

Airflow Home

Aisle Containment

CFD Analysis

Environmental Monitoring

Industrial Options


Together, we can identify how to make your data center more efficient!