Gartner Research

The Financial Benefits of Extending the Life of Your x86 Server

Published: 12 March 2013

ID: G00238919

Analyst(s): Rakesh Kumar, Adrian O'Connell

Summary

Continuing to use servers beyond their depreciated asset life can result in cash flow benefits. While data center managers need to consider the technical limitations and potential risks in server reliability, sweating the assets is a useful cash management technique in this recessionary period.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • Financial Benefits of Delaying Server Purchases

Analysis

  • Focus on Cash Flow Savings
  • Don't Worry About Increased Failure Rates
  • Examine Software Compliance on Older Servers
  • Transition Platforms for Appropriate Technologies

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