Dynamic Server Refresh

The amount of compute inventory and operating expense for IT organizations — from datacenter compute space, rack quantity, power consumption, software licenses and support agreements — derives from the quantity and configuration of server inventory.  The more server inventory, the higher these other expenses.

These expenses run 2-30x times server cost, yet most organizations still refresh servers on a fixed-time schedule (e.g., every 3, 4 or 5 years) — indifferent to hardware performance gains that run 10-60% annually and its impact on the IT supply-chain and total costs.  But if servers are not refreshed on fixed-time schedules, how does an IT organization determine the ideal dynamic time and rate for server refresh?

The slideshow below introduces dynamic refresh and how it enables enterprise IT to better monetize server performance and reduce compute service costs.