Learn why replacing servers is often delayed. Confronted with competing business priorities, limited budgets and personnel, and a sense of comfort as current servers reliably hum along, delay is easy to rationalize. Yet, delays are not without risk and trade-offs. Cases in point are two circumstances that small and midsized enterprises should seriously consider and, in our opinion, initiate action now. Discover why the new era of cyber warfare aimed at exploiting hardware vulnerabilities and the End-of-Support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 means delaying server replacement leaves SMB IT open to risk.
This IDC white paper considers the approaching end of extended support for Windows Server 2003 and explores Windows Server migration options, hardware/software replacements, and support services to help customers tackle a modernization effort. It also evaluates the benefits that customers can enjoy, thanks to a move off of Windows Server 2003 prior to the conclusion of extended support.
Midsize learning technology company sought to move all files to the cloud for disaster-recovery reasons and to boost employee productivity. Added Box to their existing cloud stack for all employees. Streamlined IT operations; in the process of replacing servers with Box.Technology industry, midsize company, midmarket, global, server replacement, cloud stack, NA, APAC.
Global energy management giant based in France rolled out Box to 67,000 employees, enabled BYOD, and boosted productivity. Use Box for RFPs, vendor collaboration, executives, sales presentations. Cut server costs by 30%. Energy industry, large company, EMEA, global, sales LOB, BYOD, server replacement.
Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time – but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for maintaining current systems -- Return on Investment. IDC studied IBM Power Systems sites that remained on the POWER5 platform long after its initial introduction in 2004. When comparisons to the succeeding generation of POWER7 are made, customers have found that the increase in scalability and performance of POWER7 systems, combined with a reduction in server "footprint" size and overall electrical requirements, resulted in significant reductions in ongoing costs, or opex, per 100 end users supported.
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