Why do so many of our data center customers buy refurbished servers?
Refurbished servers perform like new servers, sometimes faster depending on the configuration of processors, memory, and drives. Many IT departments refresh their server rack every three years because of IT policy or service agreements with a manufacturer, not because the equipment is worn out. Today’s servers can be upgraded and function without issues for 5-10 years.
A refurbished server costs much less than new hardware and has a higher return of investment over time. For many companies, the primary reason to buy refurbished servers over new is cost. Refurbished servers from World Data Products provide exceptional value and can maximize the IT budget.
Refurbished IT hardware stretches your IT budget. In this business climate, getting the most value out of every dollar and maximizing the IT budget is likely a high priority for your organization. Buying refurbished provides 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.
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, a sandbox for testing, or changes in workload.
There is no waiting when you buy refurbished servers. Our extensive inventory of Dell, HP, IBM, and Cisco UCS components enables us to receive orders and sell server configurations that can often ship same day, or within a few days at most. Need something fast?
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