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Modernize Your Data Center Strategy by Managing the Useful Life of Data Center Equipment

Published: 12 October 2016

ID: G00316449

Analyst(s): Henrique Cecci

Summary

Data center managers are under increasing pressure to account for every penny they spend. To prioritize investments and minimize outages, they must acknowledge the factors affecting the life cycle of data center equipment and events that trigger a replacement as a part of data center strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Set a Policy for Data Center Facilities Equipment Upgrades
    • Four Key Factors That Determine Useful Life
  • Implement a Consolidated Plan on the Likely Timing of Various Upgrades Based on Current Business Demands, and Update It on a Yearly Basis
    • Is the Data Center Equipment Still Meeting Functional and Efficiency Requirements?
    • What Impact Will a Failure Have on the Data Center Services?
    • Is There Increasing Risk of Component Failure?
    • How Stable Is the Deployment?

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