EVERYTHING WORKS FINE, THE ICT RUNS SMOOTHLY
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER REPLACING YOUR ESSENTIAL HARDWARE NOW?
NORMAL IS THE TECHNICAL LIFESPAN OF A SERVER 5 YEARS.
Ofcourse you want to avoid risks.
If you opt for a postponement, then this entails risks, both financially and hard- and software-related. And of course you want to take advantage of all new technical possibilities.
Cost of ownership can be reduced
The maintenance costs of a server increase significantly after three years. Warranty often expires three years and can be extended up to 5 years, which means that more costs can be involved. It can then be attractive to replace it preventively, even if the hardware is still working well at that moment. Often, extending the warranty on balance is more costly than replacing your current automation environment.
Not only the purchase price is important when deciding whether or not to replace your server . You should actually look at the total costs including warranty and maintenance. Most servers come with a 3-year support contract.