As technology continues to evolve, we often find ourselves in need to replace some of our outdated IT equipment. When is the right time to replace? Is it after a set number of years or when the decals begin to fade like an old store receipt that you can barely read.
Here are some signs that may prove to you that it’s time to replace your dated server:
- Cobb Webs Appearance
- We all know when cobb webs show up, it’s time to spruce some things up and reevaluate the covered device. If your server is currently covered in webs, it probably means you haven’t looked at it in a while and it most likely needs to be evaluated to see if the server is at its fullest potential. Let’s face it, if you have cobb webs on your server, it’s old!
- 3 Years Old or Older
- Usually within the third year, a server warranty expires. (Unless, you’ve bought from CablesAndKits, of course) Who wants to pay even more money to maintain outdated servers that are on the verge of breaking down? Go ahead and replace your server in year three before the increased cost kick in.
- Slow Performance
- A server running slow may be seen as a sign to getting a replacement. Many times, servers will run slow once the performance reaches it maximum percentage or when the drive space runs low.
- 1950’s Movie Appearance
- Have you ever watched an old movie and noticed your IT equipment in the background? If so, I would suggest you replace. Yes, your dated equipment is considered a working antique but we think it’s best for your company to run off a server that will be reliable and star in a move of this century. You’re welcome.
We hope this was a quick reminder to check on your servers and evaluate if it is time to replace your dated servers. This equipment is a very valuable asset to your company so we want to make sure it is in tip top shape. CablesAndKits is happy to offer Dell & HP Servers as prebuilt or custom units. Our Lifetime Warranty is also applied to all of our servers which will provide you assurance as you put out other IT fires like resetting passwords or showing your coworker how to log into their email. 🙂