Keep IT Quiet - A Robust Plan for Soundproofing Servers

Keep IT Quiet - A Robust Plan for Soundproofing Servers

Posted by Rackmount Solutions on Jun 8th 2020

Silence IT- Sound Reducing Server Cabinets and Noise Cancelling Racks

Are you getting complaints about noise from your server racks and equipment? While some consider the noise a necessary evil, you can certainly take multiple steps to reduce and even eliminate noise from your data room. Our exclusive line of UCoustic rack cabinets and AcoustiQuiet server enclosures, including wall mount racks, work together to eliminate noises, which in many cases can cause headaches, increase stress, and take a daily toll on those without a dedicated IT closet.

Sound Reducing UCoustic Cabinets

Soundproof server racks are a great solution to this irritating noise problem. UCoustic Cabinets are the answer to all your sound reduction problems. These cabinets can be placed practically anywhere. If you have noisy equipment in the middle of your work environment, reception area, network closet, or class room school setting, then a UCoustic Cabinet is a good investment.

Sound Reduction

Many times it is students complaining of the sound loud equipment makes while they are taking tests or study at school. UCoustic Cabinets have solved this problem by reducing noise by up to 26 dBa, which is like taking noise in a loud restaurant down to a whisper. These enclosures have been proven to make a large difference to those affected by noisy equipment. With many different size options available from 9u to 44u, as well as many different styles such as wall mounts and standing server cabinets, we offer a Sound Reducing Cabinet for every application.

Quiet or soundproof server racks offer a much cheaper alternative to setting up and running a dedicated server room. These racks utilize acoustic technology to reduce server noise to an unnoticeable level for a quieter, more productive work environment. Not only is a quiet server rack easy to deploy but it is also expandable when extra capacity is needed. Adding a new server rack is a simple, straightforward task that doesn’t require any special skills.

We offer a wide range of noise reduction server racks ranging from mini cabinets that dissipate up to 14dB(A) of noise to large racks that remove up to 30dB(A) noise reduction – which be up to five times quieter than your existing rack/cabinet. Thanks to the acoustic foam they contain, these racks dampen sound to acceptable working levels — or eliminate noise entirely — while also removing heat. To make things even easier, they ship fully assembled and arrive ready to use.

Providing serious quiet, the soundproof Ucoustic is the only commercially available Network/IT cabinet in the world that is proven to provide 28.5dBa sound reduction and 7.2kW heat dissipation. Available in both active and passive models, this heavy-duty steel rack is excellent for housing multiple servers.

The AcoustiQuiet sound-dampening cabinet reduces noise in your server room or office by 11dBa, while dissipating up to 2kW of heat. The sturdy construction includes steel, aluminum and foam. To provide versatility for any environment, this rack is available in an extensive array of sizes from 48u high to 42″ deep.

Heat Dissipation

Sound reduction is not the only priority. A common concern when considering enclosed server rack cabinets like the UCoustic is heat. In an enclosed space it can be very easy for equipment to become overheated, which can lead to all sorts of detrimental equipment failures. But, UCoustics have it covered. In addition to reducing sound, these cabinets can also dissipate up to 12kW of heat. What is unique about these cabinets is that the top of the wardrobe doors allows cool air to come in, and then hot air is pushed out the top of the rear wardrobe doors of the cabinet. This allows cool air to circulate to your server area and ultimately keep the cabinet at an acceptable operating temperature.

Security and Cable Management

Is the UCoustic Cabinet too good to be true? In addition to these previously mentioned features, UCoustics are also safe and secure. The manufacturer of these cabinets, USystems, knows that keeping your equipment and valuable information protected is also important. That is why you have the option to upgrade your cabinet with a variety of security options from security cameras to electronic locking systems. And when it comes to cable management you won’t have to worry about spaghetti cables. These UCoustics have 6 cable points of entry: 3 on the top and 3 on the bottom, which will not compromise any of your sound reduction. These data center cabinets also come with rack casters for easy mobility in case you ever want to or need to move the rack around.

Bitcoin, anyone?

Watch this video to see an overview of a UCoustic enclosure that houses a Bitcoin mining rig. This video truly gives an insight into how much these data enclosures reduce sound, dissipate heat, and even protect what’s inside (like a valuable Bitcoin rig). This is a video from a real customer who has had a real experience with UCoustics and has found it to be a great investment. We know that if you purchase a UCoustic Cabinet you will think the same thing.

So, if noisy computer servers are bothering anyone from co-workers to students then save your sanity! Save yourself from noisy tech equipment and screeching servers. Call us at 1 (800) 352-6631 or visit us online to invest in a UCoustic Cabinet.

Recommended IT Equipment Solutions

IT / Network Racks

The UCoustic Soundproof Cabinet Series provides sound dampening technology (Up to 28.5 dBA) and heat dissipation for the equipment (Up to 7.2 kW), but these soundproof server cabinets can also be designed to feature wood paneling, creating the illusion of office furniture for aesthetic appeal.

The UCoustic Soundproof Cabinet Series also incorporates locking doors and sides for security, preventing unwarranted tampering. Other popular rack options for smaller applications include LINIER Fixed Wall Mounts, UCoustic Soundproof Wall Mounts, and the VRS of Vertical Wall Mounts which protrude significantly less off the wall reducing any potential walking hazards.

Server Rack Airflow / Heat Management

Servers and networking equipment produce heat making it vital to consider how they will dissipate heat without affecting clients and employees. HotLok Blanking Panels are a simple way to improve airflow. These blanking panels are tool-less and snap into any rail type forcing the air to go through the equipment and not bypass your gear.

Adding Rackmount Quiet Fan Panels or individual QFans to existing knockouts will also help keep your equipment cool without producing additional unwanted noise.

Reliable Power

In an open space like a front office a single-phase UPS System and network PDU are recommended. Our selection of Minuteman and Tripp Lite power provides a range from 500VA to 3kVA of rackmount UPS solutions. Power distribution may vary depending on the draw or power and the features you require. A rackmount power strip, more common for wall mounts and network racks, features surge, thermal, or noise protection for your open environment equipment.

VIDEOS: UCoustic 9210 Soundproof Server Cabinet

The UCoustic Soundproof Server Cabinets not only take the loudest of servers and dulls them down to a whisper, but it also removes up to 7.2 KW of heat. Combined with multiple accessories and the UCoustic can go virtually anywhere.

Check out some of Rackmount Solutions latest videos as we provide an overview of the cabinet and its components, the various accessories available, and how quick and easily you can install the ventilation system.

UCoustic 9210 Soundproof Cabinet Overview

UCoustic 9210 Soundproof Cabinet Accessories

UCoustic 9210: Ventilation System Install