If you had the budget to buy brand new hardware every year, then you probably would. For most, budgets might be a little bit tighter and trying to squeeze what you need out of that might seem close to impossible. Don’t give up yet. Have you considered buying refurbished IT equipment as an alternative? It could solve all your budgeting problems… Does the frequent requirement to upgrade your hardware put a strain on your budget? Are you under pressure to upgrade even though you don’t need to?
Does trying to keep up with your OEM account manager to upgrade at every chance drive you slightly insane? Are you perfectly happy knowing that your current infrastructure is stable and don’t want to jeopardise this? Well, with refurbished technology you could buy the same servers that you currently use, even after your OEM has stopped supplying them. You can grow with what you know. Ultimately, the best part is, refurbished hardware comes with a much cheaper price tag and protected by a warranty, just as though it were new.
Now, what’s not to love about that. If you thought that it couldn’t get any better, you’re wrong. If you spend less, you have more money/budget left to spend on other parts to help better your system. Plus, if you can buy hardware cheaper, you could buy something of a far greater specification with a lower price tag because it’s refurbished! There are plenty of products available on the refurbished market, it might actually surprise you. You’re not limited to just servers and storage arrays. You can also source expertly reconditioned components that you could use to upgrade or repair your current hardware.
If your OEM stops supplying the components you need, then you might find that your only option is in fact going down the refurbished route. So, don’t let your OEM run your infrastructure. You can actually choose to upgrade when time and budget suits you. If you choose to use refurbished technology you will discover the many benefits it has to offer. If you haven’t started your refurbished journey yet, then there is no better time like the present. For further advice and to discuss any queries you may have please give us a call on 01256 808555.