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Looking for first hand experience with an AcoustiRack. Noise is fairly important. The main concern is heat. The unit will have a few Dell servers r510, r620, VRTX fully loaded, 2 APC UPS 2200va.

Any other suggestions for a rack that can house this configuration within an office would be great.

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I don't have direct AcoustiRack experience, but I have used the APC variant and own the GizMac XRackPro2, another noise-reducing cabinet option. The XRackPro is able to run G6/G7/Gen8 HP servers in my living room without noticeable noise.

The Dell R510/R620 and UPS units won't be major contributors to noise. I don't think cooling would be a problem at reasonable ambient temperature either. I haven't seen what the VRTX's acoustic footprint is, but can I inquire about the non-technical solutions?

  • Do these systems need to be in-house and in an area where the noise will be disruptive to users? (these days, this type of workload could easily be co-located)
  • Have you considered a low-tech option like a cubicle wall to baffle sound (in addition to the rack)?

There is a reseller who promotes several lines of quiet rack solutions. Call and ask for more info.

  • we currently have a standard APC rack operating in the office. Noise is decent but could be quieter. My bigger concern is heat. Low tech isn't an option for the office configuration. – code May 21 '16 at 22:17
  • In searching I found very little information on the AcoustiRack other than marketing. It looks decent for the heat issue. – code May 21 '16 at 22:19
  • Modern servers can withstand higher ambient temps. The XRackPro unit I have has several fans inside the enclosure, but I don't use them. I don't think any of the devices you've listed would be outside the heat envelope of the AcoustiRack. But contact a vendor/reseller to ask about specifics. – ewwhite May 21 '16 at 22:21

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