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6 Reasons your Workloads Demand a Server Refresh Now

6 Reasons your Workloads Demand a Server Refresh Now

Unleash your workloads. Upgrade aging servers to Dell EMC PowerEdge 13th generation servers and see dramatic performance improvement. How?

Now the 6 reasons workloads demand a server refresh are:

  1. Getting support for up to 1,500 simultaneous users.
  2. The refresh can handle 11x larger OLTP workloads to process 1,200 transactions per second.
  3. Get 50% faster decision support.
  4. It can manage 3.1x as many heavily loaded virtual machines.
  5. Gain up to 8.9x workload performance improvement.
  6. Also it completes more than 3,000,000 reads per second for fraud prevention.

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Keep in mind that there are two common approaches that are practiced within majority of IT organizations, which broadly fall into one of the two categories:

  • Scheduled refreshes. In this approach, servers have a specified life cycle that is most often based on the associated maintenance contract, depreciation schedule of the server acquisition cost, or leasing period.

The time frame of the schedules usually ranges from three to five years, depending on the server classification. Servers running mission critical or business applications that have higher demands typically have shorter life cycles. By comparison, servers running general applications (collaborative, infrastructure applications) have longer life cycles because the workload doesn’t tax the hardware as much as mission-critical apps do.

The routine nature of scheduled refreshes enables predictable planning for budget consideration. IT managers are able to plan for funding ahead of time and schedule the planned upgrade in accordance with other IT projects.

  • Ad hoc refreshes. A specific event can trigger a hardware upgrade. The event may be known to the IT organization and therefore planned ahead, such as an OS upgrade or a change in application requirements. The event could also be unplanned and necessitate a reaction from the IT staff, such as a hardware failure.

There are also some refreshes that are not driven primarily by server infrastructure requirements such as datacenter consolidation or expansion. In this ad hoc scenario, server purchases are directly linked to the associated projects; the hardware configurations can be aligned with the performance requirements of the specific project as well. This keeps hardware and software in sync and modernized, as opposed to having new applications run on aging hardware.

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