Since the original plan and layout of Wright State University's data center were deployed in the early 1990s, Great Lakes enclosures have been used. As newer technology has been introduced into the data center, evolving generations of Great Lakes enclosures have also been deployed to support ongoing equipment upgrades.
WSU, located near Dayton, Ohio, originally chose to use Great Lakes enclosures based on its catalog and part numbers; IT professionals were easily able to find an enclosure that would support their equipment. Great Lakes customer service representatives helped WSU finalize a cabinet configuration based on their needs. The GL840-32 Series Enclosure was the first cabinet introduced into the data center.
Over time, newer enclosures were added. Enclosures in the data center are dedicated to each of the vital applications of the data center. The flexibility of the ES Enclosure from Great Lakes is able to accommodate the cable management, cooling and power needs of the various equipment.