Gartner Research

x86 Server Life Cycle Planning

Published: 30 March 2009

ID: G00166137

Analyst(s): Philip Dawson , Carl Claunch


Enterprises can maximize their investments in x86 servers by understanding the server life cycles and creating a plan for updating and replacing these servers. Factors to consider include failure rates, software upgrade schedules and technology road maps.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Coordinate Server Replacements With OS Upgrades
  • Understand Hardware Failure Rates and Future Maintenance Costs
  • Watch Technology Road Maps
  • Power, Cooling and Space Improvements
  • Business Life Cycles
  • Infrastructure Life Cycles
  • Software Life Cycles
  • Service Life Cycles
  • Other Considerations
  • Insight

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