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  • How scheduled server refreshes can save you time and money

    If your servers are 3-5 years old, it’s time for a refresh.

    Analyst firm IDC says the benefits of upgrading infrastructure on a regular refresh cycle far outweigh the risks. In fact, a lack of change within IT is a risk factor for economic loss.1

    Relative server performance declines over time, leading to increases in unplanned downtime, difficulty running newer applications, security concerns, and higher administrative costs. But the latest generation of servers can scale to faster data speeds. Newer servers also allow your IT staff to spend less of their valuable time on maintenance and spend more time developing innovations that drive your business.

    IDC recommends scheduled upgrades

    Scheduled upgrades allow adequate planning and budgeting in harmony with other projects. Align your financial plan to match scheduled refreshes. Doing so ensures high performance and prevents overspending on warranty renewals or excessive maintenance.

    For optimal refresh timing, match your server lifecycle to the workload. IT typically refreshes mission critical applications every 3-4 years, However, your business also benefits significantly from upgrading general applications every 4-5 years. You should refresh your servers at the same intervals to maintain optimal performance.

    Following a regular upgrade schedule will help your IT organization adhere to uptime SLAs, boost data speeds, and lower operating costs.

    By upgrading their infrastructure on a regular cadence, IT organizations can save millions of dollars in capital and operations costs annually.”

    IDC

    Regular IT upgrades can benefit your bottom line.

    IDC: Organizations that neglect to upgrade server infrastructure in a timely fashion can lose up to 39% of peak performance. They also incur up to 40% more in application management costs and 148% in server administration costs.