Great Lakes Data Racks & Cabinets


Great Lakes Data Racks & Cabinets, a US manufacturer and WBENC (women’s business enterprise) certified organization, specializes in the manufacturing and integration of indoor/outdoor enclosures and racks for the storage and protection of IT equipment. Through innovative engineering, Great Lakes uniquely addresses the security, airflow, cable management and power requirements associated with telecommunications, network, and server deployments of all sizes. Since 1985, Great Lakes core mission has been to provide responsive goods and services that exceed the expectations of government and commercial organizations across the world.

Fast. Flexible. Easy.

Our products are great, but it’s our fast, flexible and easy service that set us apart. Need a quote within the hour? No problem. Want to talk direct to our engineers? Sure thing. Need us to keep your made-to-order product in stock? You got it. Security solutions. Stack integration and inventory. No-hassle shipping. Custom or stock cabinets. Cooling strategies. Around the country, around the world, our team gets it done with fast, flexible and easy services.


  • Stocked inventory of most standard product allows shipping 24-48 hours ARO
  • Product stocked and shipped from multiple Great Lakes distribution centers
  • No minimum order required

STACK Integration

  • Purchased Great Lakes accessories installed in cabinets and wall mounts free of charge
  • Accessories which cannot be installed prior to shipping (e.g. overhead cable troughs) are packaged and placed inside the cabinet (reduce packaging and freight costs!)
  • Third party product and customer supplied products can be drop shipped to Great Lakes and integrated

STACK Orders

  • Cabinets with installed accessories can become part of inventory and available on the warehouse floor
  • A single, customer-specific part number is assigned and encompasses the cabinet and any accessories
  • Easy reordering with fast turnaround


  • Cabinets, racks, and wall mounts typically packaged with shrink wrap and corrugated material
  • Specialty options such as shock pallets, fully enclosed crates, etc.
  • Bulk packing of smaller products and accessories

Shipping and Delivery

  • Standard dock-to-dock or liftgate delivery
  • Inside delivery or white glove service to specific rooms and floors of a facility
  • Specialty options such as package removal, floor protection, etc.

No-Hassle Freight Protection

Great Lakes offers one of the best freight damage policies in the industry! Choosing “Pre-pay and Add” as the shipping option ensures product arrives exactly how it should.

  • Great Lakes will choose a dedicated carrier
  • Upon arrival, the customer has 72 hours to inspect the order and inform Great Lakes of any damage
  • In the event that product is damaged, simply make one call to Great Lakes to inform us of your claim and we will replace any and all damaged parts at no cost to the customer or end user


SEAL®: Eliminating Physical Threats to Data

­­­­­­­­SEAL® by Great Lakes Case & Cabinet represents the first complete solution for eliminating the physical threat to data. Methodically engineered cabinets complete with identification and tracking technologies address security concerns while offering visibility into activity surrounding the cabinets. The growing insider threat organizations face calls for more robust and sophisticated protection. With SEAL, technology on the exterior helps safeguard technology on the interior.

Cabinet Security

The SEAL cabinet is dedicated to eliminating the risk of threats to rack mount equipment in the data center. Features of SEAL cabinets include:

  • Intelligent access control
  • Sensor enabled options for monitoring all areas of the cabinets or security panels
  • Perimeter door channels to protect cables
  • Tamper resistant sides, tops, and gland plates
  • Fully welded cabinet frame with recessed doors and sides
Learn more about SEAL cabinets.

Wall Mount Security

Wall mounts placed in medium to high traffic areas or in unmanned locations can be susceptible to accidental and intentional harm. Intelligent access control can be added to Great Lakes wall mounts:

  • WMCM, WDX, and WLP wall mounts feature a standard swing handle
  • Upgrade to a combination or intelligent access control—no physical modifications to the wall mount are required!
  • Custom wall mount and handle options available for increased security

Security Panel System

The Great Lakes Security Panel System creates a perimeter layer of security within the data center itself. The system helps data centers-- particularly co-location facilities that must meet security requirements for multiple clients—maintain compliance to multiple industry standards.

The system has many uses, including:

  • Segregating cabinets of various security levels
  • Separating the telecom/meet-me area from the data center floor
  • Main distribution areas as well as storage areas can be protected and layered into their own zone via security panels

Features of the system include:

  • Modular post and panel assembly
  • Concealed post hardware
  • Intelligent access control
  • Floor to ceiling assembly
  • Standard black color
Learn more about the Security Panel System.





PDUs from Great Lakes are engineered from the inside out to save you money and extend the life of the PDU, reducing the overall cost to your business.

Smart engineering concepts include a modular unit with soldered connections that produces a PDU 3x less likely to fail over most competitive units.

Options are endless:

  • Basic and advanced monitoring units including 10,000+ build your own options
  • 20 and 30 amp units ready to ship same day
  • Choose height, colors, and cord lock options
  • Configure and install in a cabinet prior to shipping


A well planned and managed airflow strategy is able to produce an efficient data center where utility consumption is reduced, IT equipment life is extended, and cost savings is realized in multiple areas of the data center. Choosing to work with Great Lakes gives customers access to a number of airflow solutions:

  • Containment
  • Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle Containment
  • CFD Analysis
Learn more about Great Lakes Airflow Solutions.

Cable Management

Well-managed cables create a more reliable network, facilitate better airflow within a cabinet, and create a better space for rack-mount equipment maintenance and installation. Accessories to accommodate internal and external cable management applications are in stock and available to ship with your cabinet. Products include: External cable managers, or Side Car

  • Top cable troughs
  • Ladder rack brackets and cable runway
  • Vertical and horizontal cable bars
  • Cable finger/ring mounting along the Flexible Mounting Profile (FMP): a series of holes outside of the EIA pattern to mount multiple accessories without taking up RMU space

GLCC enclosureNEMA and Industrial

A standard portfolio of UL508A Listed, NEMA 250 Type 3R, 4, and 4X wall mounts and enclosures serve as the basis for customer requirements. Each of these series of products have been tested and certified to a maximum size; products are not stocked which allow enclosures to be manufactured—and modified—to any dimension needed (up to a maximum size) and still maintain a UL listing.

The following features of industrial enclosures can be modified to fit your application:

  • Coating/finish
  • Material/Construction
  • Airflow
  • Mounting options
  • Accessories

NEMA 12K enclosures and wall mounts are standard indoor enclosures and are stocked in various sizes. Product is able to be configured with Great Lakes purchased accessories and then shipped 24-48 hours after receipt of order.

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