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Compute Infrastructure: How to Optimize the Management of Life Cycle Variations

Published: 23 August 2017

ID: G00313621

Analyst(s): Andrew Butler, Philip Dawson


Increasingly modular data center technology platforms and the growth of integrated and hyperconverged systems require organizations to reassess their life cycle and finance planning. I&O leaders should review their purchasing policies to reflect modern and repackaged systems' longer life spans.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Demand a Roadmap of Roadmaps
  • Buy as Early as Possible in the Technology Life Cycle
  • Consider the Impact of Longer Life Cycles on Vendor Lock-In and Warranty
  • Include the Support Implications of Extended Useful Life in Your Planning Process

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