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Server Refresh Facts & Figures, 2017

New facts and figures are changing the way IT departments are managing the server component of their data centers. This Slideshare includes the latest stats, facts and figures about server refresh cycles.

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Server Refresh Facts & Figures, 2017

  1. 1. Server Refresh Facts & Figures 2017
  2. 2. 2 Server Refresh Facts & Figures Keeping up with the pace of change is one of the biggest challenges IT teams face. • Your server has to power today’s applications—and tomorrow’s. • It has to scale as demands shift. • It must adapt to future business needs.
  3. 3. 3 Server Refresh Facts & Figures Making the right decisions about what server to buy, and how long to keep it in operation is critical to your success.
  4. 4. 4 Server Refresh Facts & Figures Operating with legacy hardware is a sure fire way to fall behind. In almost all cases, hardware that’s five years old is too constrained and inflexible to meet today's user demands.
  5. 5. 5 Server Refresh Facts & Figures IDC measured the business value of refreshing servers at different points in time. At a 3-year refresh frequency: • You avoid operating costs, which peak in years 4 through 6. • The purchase cost is tiny in comparison to maintenance costs in years 4 through 6. • System performance and agility are better. 3 YEARS is the optimal server refresh frequency
  6. 6. 6 Server Refresh Facts & Figures On average, servers get replaced at 5.8 years. Most organizations don’t realize that holding on to server equipment this long simply doesn't payoff.
  7. 7. 7 Server Refresh Facts & Figures A server refresh also represents: Potential annual savings of millions of dollars in capital and operational costs. Ongoing benefits of an essential and scalable technology platform on which to build your organization's digital future. Source: IDC, 2017 1 YEAR The time it takes for a server refresh to pay for itself.
  8. 8. 8 Server Refresh Facts & Figures "The server purchase decision is no longer a technical decision. It has become a strategic business priority, as investments made in IT must support efficient business operations today and in the future.“ - Scaling Up to Digital Transformation, Moor Insights & Strategy
  9. 9. 9 Server Refresh Facts & Figures A server refresh reduces server infrastructure- related costs, including maintenance, power, and facilities costs, by 61%. A refresh may also enable you to stop paying annual warranty or maintenance fees to vendors. - IDC 2017 study
  10. 10. 10 Server Refresh Facts & Figures New servers are more resilient and powerful. They have more cores and threads, and performance that nearly doubles every two or so years. Offer present- day functionality. Enable you to reduce the cost of server resources on a per workload basis. Improve application performance by as much as 29%.
  11. 11. 11 Server Refresh Facts & Figures 50% New servers can support more workloads— some 50% more VMs per host Other server refresh benefits: • Better positioned to achieve business goals • Avoid headaches from installed software upgrades • Tighter security • Higher team productivity • Easier disaster recovery
  12. 12. 12 Server Refresh Facts & Figures Why refresh now? The latest technology is more powerful, flexible and scalable. It’s built to enable your digital transformation.
  13. 13. 13 Server Refresh Facts & Figures Top 5 Reasons to Refresh Frequently: 1. It costs less. 2. Enables you to keep up with business demands more easily. 3. Improves application performance. 4. Supports more workloads. 5. Helps you to achieve business goals.
  14. 14. 14 Server Refresh Facts & Figures Is it time to update your hardware? The fastest, easiest way to assess your data center is to get a Softchoice Data Center Assessment. This will equip you with: A complete view of your data center software, server and storage interdependencies compiled by a data center expert. A list of opportunities for infrastructure, virtualization, and software licensing optimization. Identified areas for performance and utilization improvement Support business cases and return on investment (ROI) analysis Recommendations for innovative technologies based on current and future business requirements

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    Nov. 16, 2017

New facts and figures are changing the way IT departments are managing the server component of their data centers. This Slideshare includes the latest stats, facts and figures about server refresh cycles.


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