With the advantages of new hardware, and incentives from Dell Technologies, Microsoft, and AMD, now is the time to update your servers.
If your organization is like most companies, you are hanging on to old servers for too long. According to Forrester, 40 percent of server hardware is more than three years old, with businesses replacing their servers every 3.98 years on average.
Leadership might ask for the moon, but your team is stuck with the reality of patching together new systems and software onto legacy hardware, consuming enormous amounts of time and budget just to keep the lights on. Older hardware can hold back your business in multiple ways. For example, it can significantly slow the deployment of new versions of applications, and it can impede performance for end users. Indeed, according to Forrester, less than 30 percent of IT leaders feel the performance of various on-premises applications completely meets the needs of end users.1
In addition, your older servers might struggle to support the latest software, such as Microsoft® SQL Server® 2019 and Windows Server® 2019. Your older systems are also less agile and unable to help your company digitally transform because they support fewer containers and virtualized instances, and they are less capable for artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics workloads. Financially, older servers are expensive to maintain as time goes on and can also put companies at a tax disadvantage for hardware depreciation.
By contrast, consolidating workloads from older servers onto newer hardware provides numerous benefits. As more capable hardware, newer servers can help you seize emerging business opportunities. And from a financial point of view, besides being able to fully depreciate the cost of server hardware, you can also take advantage of promotional pricing for servers. These discounts can include both the inherent savings connected to OEM licensing from suppliers like Dell, and also promotional pricing on Windows Server 2019 licensing offered by Microsoft and AMD.
- Gain better performance at lower cost with Dell EMC™ PowerEdge™ servers powered by AMD EPYC™ processors.
- OEM licensing and core-cap pricing make this an ideal time to upgrade your servers.