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What is Hardware Life Cycle Management? Hardware Lifecycle Management

Hardware Lifecycle Management is a holistic approach to managing the total useful life of IT hardware to maximize the return on investment.


The Benefits

By considering the entire useful life of a server, router, or tape storage library, implementing Hardware Lifecycle Management practices help data centers lower hardware and maintenance costs, increase upgrade flexibility, extend the useful life of its IT hardware, and maximize the value of servers and networking equipment. For IT Directors and Managers, in addition to lowering the total cost of ownership, other benefits include fewer emergencies and predictable control throughout the hardware life cycle.


The phases of Hardware Lifecycle Management include:


Comprehensive planning is the foundation of successful IT hardware investment. During the planning stage, the following steps are typically undertaken: A full evaluation of existing IT infrastructure is completed. Any deficiencies or opportunities to extend the infrastructure are identified and addressed. Short and long-term plans are created to maximize the budget and leverage existing data center infrastructure.

IT Hardware Lifecycle Management Planning Services

World Data Products will help you identify opportunities for increased efficiency, business value and growth. We participate in creating a road map of clearly-defined steps that your department can take toward infrastructure improvements. Our IT planning services are backed by thirty years of broad expertise in business consulting and hardware. We can help you outline an approach to investing in the right IT infrastructure at the right time — an approach that aligns your IT strategy to business objectives.

Purchase or Lease 

Once you have a plan in place for expanding or upgrading your IT hardware infrastructure, your next decision is whether to lease the hardware you need or buy it outright. Regardless of which option you choose, World Data Products will help you secure the best price on the servers, storage, and networking equipment you need.

Option to Buy

Buying new IT hardware is easy and affordable when you buy from World Data Products. We stock servers, storage, and networking equipment from leading equipment manufacturers such as Cisco, Dell, HP and IBM at significant savings. Here are some of the benefits when working with us:

  • Significant savings on servers, storage and networking equipment
  • Fully cleaned, tested and refurbished systems eligible for 3rd party maintenance
  • Stringent quality control with our ISO-compliant quality management system
  • Hardware custom configured to meet your specifications
  • Next-day availability

Option to Lease

Not ready to buy? No worries, the same hardware is available for lease. Our leasing program includes:

  • Competitive 12, 24, and 36 month lease rates
  • Inclusion of software and services into lease rate for one easy payment
  • No money down leases for qualifying customers
  • Flexible upgrades throughout the lease term
  • Dollar buyout option at the end of lease
  • ISO compliant quality control standards
  • Fully cleaned, tested and refurbished systems eligible for 3rd party maintenance
  • Hardware custom-configured to meet your specifications
  • Next day availability

Deploy and Install

Deployment and installation of new servers, storage, and networking equipment can be complicated and costly for enterprise organizations with multiple installation locations. Partnering with an experienced IT hardware reseller can considerably simplify installation and deployment processes.

Your Installation Partner

Well-designed networks and server deployments provide the reliability and flexibility enterprise organizations need to support growth and business-critical
data and applications. The technical experts at World Data Products have the experience and ability to:

  • Reduce the time and costs associated with deploying server, switch, and router installations.
  • Develop preconfigured and custom configurations to streamline installations in the data center.


Experienced IT professionals know that there are steps they can take to lower the overall cost of IT hardware maintenance programs. Choosing the right amount of coverage from the right maintenance company can offer you significant savings.

World Data Products represents some of the largest, most experienced third-party IT hardware maintenance companies in the industry to provide reliable worldwide hardware maintenance at a fraction of the cost of OEM service contracts.

Our maintenance programs offer:

  • 24x7 or 9x5 on-site hardware maintenance service.
  • 2-hour, 4-hour or next day response times.
  • Customized service levels to increase end user productivity.
  • Control of hardware support costs.
  • Technical telephone support.
  • Microcode support.
  • Spare and logistics support.


Strategic system upgrades can improve the efficiency and longevity of your IT infrastructure. From upgrading an individual system component to overhauling your entire infrastructure, upgrades can be costly and time intensive. Having an IT equipment hardware partner to help during the upgrade process can save your organization time and money.

IT Hardware Infrastructure Upgrade Path

The IT Hardware Specialists at Wold Data Products are experts at helping you identify the right upgrade for your system, sourcing the necessary components, and recommending great cost-effective equipment alternatives that will save you money. We can assist you with hardware and software upgrades.

Hardware Upgrades:

  • Processors
  • Adapters / cables
  • Interface / Host Bus Adapters
  • Storage (disk & tape)
  • Memory
  • Chassis (rack, power)

Software Upgrades:

  • Operating System
  • Database
  • File management
  • Security

Parts & Repair

Repairing existing systems and components extends the life of existing IT infrastructure and leverages your IT budget for maximum return on investment. Repairing equipment can offer savings of up to 80% compared to purchasing new equipment, without sacrificing reliability or performance.

World-Class Repair Department

World Data Products is your one-stop repair shop for leading IT hardware platforms including: Cisco, IBM (iSeries, pSeries, xSeries), Sun, HP (9000, Itanium, Proliant), Dell, and more. Our trained technicians repair network and server components, as well as workstations, printers, and personal computers. 

All equipment received by our Repair Department undergoes comprehensive physical inspection and diagnostic testing, parts replacement and upgrades as needed, and final testing and quality inspection.

We offer:

  • 90-day guarantee on all repairs. Extended guarantees available.
  • Trained repair technicians following ISO 9001:2015 quality control standards.
  • Free estimates.
  • No bench fees.
  • Free disposal of non-repairable items.
  • Express Repair Service where all repairs are completed within 5 days.
  • Overnight shipments to anywhere in the world.


Replacing legacy equipment on your own can be a challenge and upgrading your entire system before you are ready is expensive and time consuming. Avoid the hassle and expense of a forced upgrade by extending your system through the strategic replacement of key legacy parts. Extending your IT infrastructure in this way results in a better return on your IT hardware investment as well as greater control over how you run your business. 

Your Partner for Hard-to-Find IT Hardware

Founded in 1987, World Data Products has the knowledge, inventory, and industry relationships to source almost any legacy system or component. We understand the need to extend current systems and support end-of-life equipment for leading hardware manufacturers such as Cisco, Dell, IBM, HP, UCS, and more. World Data Products is your best source for hard-to-find servers, storage, and networking equipment as well as upgrades, repairs, and replacement parts. We routinely buy used Cisco equipment and used servers to maintain our inventory of fans, drives, power supplies, memory, and other critical server and networking parts.

Buyback or Trade In

The opportunity to sell used servers, networking equipment, and backup tape is a great benefit to data center professionals that want to recycle equipment instead of paying for disposal. Working with a company like World Data Products, you can rest easy that we will clean up that switch, test all of the functions, make repairs if necessary and recycle it back into the marketplace. 

World Data Products Buys Used Server, Storage, Networking Equipment, and Computer Tape

As one of the largest resellers of refurbished servers, switches and routers, we guarantee a smooth transaction including fast and fair payment. Working with us:

  • You receive a free IT asset evaluation and a fair price offer.
  • We buy the surplus or decommissioned hardware “as-is.”
  • Choose payment in cash or opt for trade-in credit.
  • We arrange transportation of the equipment from your location.
  • Equipment and components are refurbished and placed in our inventory.
  • When we buy used networking equipment or server hardware, items that can't be resold will be disposed of in accordance with all Federal, State and Local laws.

Dispose and Recycle

Disposing of used servers, storage, and networking equipment on your own can be expensive and time consuming. Not only must you comply with federal, state and local electronics disposal laws, you may have to ensure that any sensitive data on your hardware is removed to mitigate any business risks due to data security. World Data Products is an industry leader for IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services.

Your IT Hardware Recycling and Disposal Partner

World Data Products offers hard drive and media destruction services compliant with the 5220.22M Department of Defense standard, HIPAA, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Patriot Act, and the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act. We provide Certificates of Destruction with on-site or off-site data erasure or destruction services. IT hardware that has reached the end of its useful life can be recycled or disposed of in accordance with federal, state, and local environmental laws.

World Data Products offers disposal and data destruction services for:

  • IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services for networking equipment, servers, storage, and wireless products.
  • Hard Drives from laptops, desktops, PATA, SATA and more
  • Backup Magnetic Tape media including DLT, LTO, mini cartridges and more
  • Floppy Disks including 3.5 inch disks and 5.25 inch disks
  • Zip Disks and other large disk drives
  • Optical Media including CDs, DVDs, Blue Rays and HD-DVDs.

To learn more about the hardware lifecycle management process at World Data Products, call 888-210-7636 to speak with an IT Hardware Specialist or request a complimentary, no-obligation IT hardware consultation.

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