Your IT equipment is built to last much longer than the OEM wants you to believe. By investing in a mix of new and pre-owned infrastructure, you can upgrade at your pace and extend the life of your IT investments.
Admit it. You don’t think your infrastructure investments are cool anymore. I mean, how can hardware possibly stand a chance against that super hot cloud migration and all those sweet new anytime, anywhere apps. It leaves hardware and cabling feeling like the geeky wallflower at the junior high dance. But not anymore…
Now it’s time to bring sexy back to your infrastructure!
Here’s how to make your infrastructure the big man on campus again.
Ok first things first, don’t get stuck in the vicious OEM circle. You know how it goes. Every technology manufacturer has an agenda that revolves around creating a line of products, getting you to invest in them, offering them for a period of three to four years, then expiring them and offering a whole new line of products. And round and round it goes, ad nauseum.
You gotta break out of that OEM-dictated refresh cycle, man!
The key to breaking the habit is to consider pre-owned hardware as an option. With pre-owned gear you can extend your investment’s life cycle longer, and only upgrade when it makes sense for you.
And don’t even sweat that myth about pre-owned equipment being unreliable. Research shows that new equipment actually has a higher failure rate, and that rate decreases dramatically on hardware that has been in use for a while. See how the curved line on this graph shows that most failures occur very early and very late in the life of the hardware? That’s why using a blend of new and pre-owned hardware can be a real life-saver for your investments.
You have infrastructure options at your disposal that put you in control – extending the life cycle of your investments and still delivering quality and reliability.
Now who’s the big man on campus? Rock on, Infrastructure Master!