Optimally Handle Hardware Refreshes in Data Center | CXtec

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Jul 26, 2022 9:12:19 AM

We saw how the world changed after 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic transformed the way the world and businesses function. These...

We saw how the world changed after 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic transformed the way the world and businesses function. These shifts have surfaced in work environments and consumer behavior. Social distancing measures facilitated rapid digitization. Both consumers and enterprises now generate more data than ever before. And this has put data centers under immense pressure.

The world generated more than 59 zettabytes of data in 2020. This figure is likely to keep soaring. This comes as companies continue to enable employees to work from home. With that, the volume of consumers using online services will keep increasing. Organizations need to prepare the data centers for the increased traffic surges.

IT organizations are seeking out professional services partners for decommissioning-to-deployment hardware refresh support.

Refreshing your data center comes with its own set of advantages. It entails more feature-readiness, higher capacity, processing power, software upgrades, and more. These can be very helpful in addressing several challenges. These "pain points" build up over three to five years of ownership or longer.

Refreshing a data center can be a daunting task. Given the often persistent staffing shortages, it can be challenging to find the time and resources to decommission old IT equipment and deploy the new.

Here are some reasons why you should consider a trusted partner for your hardware refreshes.

Advantages of using Professional Hardware Refresh Services

1. Supplementary resources

A professional services vendor will enlist further help with extra hands for support. A hardware refresh can be done carefully while not delaying other vital projects. These projects benefit from highly skilled engineers and project managers. Most of the time, these skill sets are often difficult to locate and afford.

2. Increased focus on key business outcomes

Companies that focus on the core functions have a greater chance of success. Several tasks in a hardware refresh are outside the normal purview of data center operations. A systems admin or data center supervisor/manager may not have the expertise in disposing of outdated IT equipment. It can be helpful to leverage a professional services partner. They can help transport new equipment, dispose of IT assets, and erase data to NIST standards. These solutions can relieve your team of duties with which they are unfamiliar while ensuring a smooth hardware upgrade.

3. Streamlined transitional complexities

A data center refresh comes with enough complexity to cope with on its own. The advent of hybrid data center infrastructure, network endpoints' proliferation, and digital transformation contributes to these complexities. Who needs yet another massive, possibly even worldwide, hardware upgrade project? A professional services partner can design, manage, and carry out a wide range of infrastructure deployments. This includes rolling out, setting up, and testing new equipment to de-racking outdated equipment. A professionally managed hardware refresh is a straightforward bet.

4. Minimize risk

Preparing IT gear for a quick, seamless transition carries significant risk. Hardware refresh experts are aware of potential problems. They can prevent them and guarantee success, allowing you to rest assured. E.g., Storage migration services help in a smooth transition with minimal disruption.

5. Maximum value for retired assets

IT companies lack the time or expertise necessary to extract the most value from their IT hardware. This is often a tremendous lost opportunity! Reselling your old IT equipment can fetch you a substantial sum. Look for a partner with resale capabilities to identify equipment with residual value and trade it for optimal return. This way, a hardware refresh can help pay for itself or offer a cushion for the expenses.

Tailored IT Hardware Refresh Strategy- Find the Right Partner

Utilizing professional services to lessen the strain of hardware refreshes has several benefits. But no two service providers are alike. It's critical to exercise due diligence when choosing a partner. Ensure that there are references to verify their track record. And they have invested significantly in top personnel.

CXtec has over 40 years of experience in the refurbished hardware market. Our services are tailored to cater to all your demands. We help organizations meet their IT and sustainability goals with high-quality pre-owned equipment. This comes with significant cost savings and environmental sustainability.

Consider CXtec as your long-term partner for professional services and data center refresh. An industry-leading testing and certification process back our products. This ensures the quality, reliability, and stability of our IT hardware for your data center refreshes.

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