Why Containment?

Why Containment?

Proper data center containment brings a nearly 25 percent reduction in airflow requirements, along with improved cooling infrastructure efficiency. When you separate hot and cold air, you reduce the amount of energy consumed while boosting the performance of your IT equipment. It’s critical to note that containment is recommended at the 5kW load density level and essential at those 10kW and above.

Not only does Instor handle your containment and airflow design, installation and maintenance, it also sells leading containment and airflow products. Learn more about them below.

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Which containment strategy works best for your data center – be it hot aisle or cold aisle – is an individual choice dependent on a number of factors. What isn’t in question is the undeniable benefit of keeping hot air from mixing with cold. Instor offers flexible, feature-packed containment solutions from Legrand, Tate Airflow, Chatsworth, and others to help eliminate hot spots and  increase cooling efficiency.

Blanking Panels

Seal off cabinet openings while controlling airflow with blanking panels from Upsite.com, offered by Instor. We also design, install and maintain these panels, which come in a variety of sizes and custom options.


Our partners at Upsite consider grommets to be the foundation of cooling efficiency in raised floor data centers and we couldn’t agree more. When combined with a solid containment strategy, blanking panels (see above) and perforated tile placement, grommets help fight air leakage in cable openings.

Containment Lighting

LED lighting on cold aisles can reduce temperatures by up to three degrees, offering a substantial energy savings over fluorescent and other types of lighting. With longer lifespans, LED lights can also be controlled over the network and are completely recyclable.

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Why Instor?

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we’ve served the data center industry with turnkey infrastructure solutions since 1988. From on-premise to wholesale colocation and retail colocation, we’ve provided innovative solutions for everyone from startups to Fortune 50 companies.

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