Refurbished servers perform like new servers, sometimes faster depending on the configuration of processors, memory, and drives. Many IT departments refresh their hardware every three years out of habit, or because a service agreement with the manufacturer requires it, not because the gear is worn out. Today’s servers can be upgraded and function without issues for 5-10 years.
A refurbished server costs less than new hardware and has a higher return of investment over time. For many companies, the primary reason to buy refurbished equipment over new is cost. Refurbished servers from World Data Products provide exceptional value and can maximize the IT budget.
Return on Investment
Refurbished IT products stretch your IT budget. In today’s business climate, getting the most value out of every dollar and maximizing your IT budget is a high priority for your organization. Buying refurbished costs less and that’s an opportunity for more of your budget to be spent on other strategic initiatives.
Every refurbished server from World Data Products has been tested multiple times. First, at the manufacturer’s factory before it shipped. Then, a second test when a data center buyback package is received in our audit center. Finally, a third test once the customer configuration is installed before shipping to you, the customer.
Easy to Maintain
Refurbished servers enable component replacement with parts that are readily available across the marketplace. The more common and successful the model, the greater availability of affordable replacement parts. In addition, because refurbished servers are so affordable, many IT departments keep key replacement components in stock, or a hot spare on the shelf or in the rack, ready to use.
When hardware is so affordable compared to new, the data center can respond quickly to requests for virtualization, new applications, or changes in workload.
Buying refurbished servers will help avoid lengthy lead times compared to buying new. How many times have you placed an order for a new server or switch only to find out that you won’t get it for a few weeks? Choosing a refurbished model, perhaps just one or two generations back from new, can eliminate the wait. If we have the components in stock, it will ship same day depending on the time when you place the order. Many items can be shipped to arrive next day.
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