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Network managers must find a balance between maximizing installed equipment lifetime and jeopardizing network availability. To prioritize investments and minimize outages, they must understand factors that affect product life and events that trigger a replacement, then set a strategy for support.
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Set a Policy for Network Equipment Upgrades
- Four Key Factors That Determine Useful Life
Establish Product-Specific Replacement Plans and Support-Level Requirements for the Different Classes of Equipment Within the Network
- Is the Network Equipment Still Meeting Functional and Performance Requirements?
- What Impact Will a Failure Have on This Network Element?
- Is the Device Restricted to Internal Networks or Is It Exposed to the Internet?
- Is It Part of a System or Does It Operate Stand-Alone?
- Is There Increasing Risk of Hardware Component Failure?
- How Stable Is the Deployment?
- Set a Policy for Network Equipment Upgrades
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