Between space-consuming room wide solutions, and complicated constructions employing liquids requiring extensive monitoring, one might start to think that cooling data centers today has become an expensive task. While these routes are certainly options, the use of airflow design and maintaining construction standards with baffle kits has lead to hugely successful results that data center managers are looking for at a cost-effective edge.
What Are Rack Baffles?
Baffle Kits create proper airflow for switches and side-to-side airflow equipment, as suggested by manufacturers such as Cisco. Cool air is channeled into the equipment along the right side and exhaust air is directed out along the left side of the equipment. Baffles can be tool-less and easily attach to rails outside of the EIA mounting profile.
Based on your switch/equipment, choose the appropriate EN enclosure or ES enclosure. Take into consideration your cable management, cooling, and power needs; each enclosure addresses these needs in different ways. Baffle Kit part numbers are specific to EN or ES Enclosures.
Other brands of side-to-side airflow equipment can also be mounted. To determine the correct enclosure and baffle kit, compare physical equipment dimensions to what is listed on Great Lakes Baffle Matrix Chart.
For more information on Great Lakes Case & Cabinet's Baffle Kits for racks and enclosures, or for any other questions about how Great Lakes might assist your next job, contact your local Accu-Tech representative today!