Calculating the Budget for Refurbished Servers
When calculating a budget for your servers, you start with the application and then the specifications needed for the physical hardware. This is where the budgeting begins. Of course, you could go online or request a quote from an authorized partner for new servers. In reality, that should only be the place you choose to begin. Anytime that you're budgeting or pricing out a server, you should always compare any available discount server options, and that includes new open box and refurbished server offerings.
Many users will find they can save 80% to 90% off of the price of new, whether that is on an identical model or perhaps a very comparable model, one which would serve the specifications of the application similarly.
So, when calculating the budget, take time to explore all hardware options, because it may allow you to do more with that budget available to you, and provide better long-term capacity to your users, for your company's growth.
Summary: When calculating a budget for your servers, you start with the application and then the specifications needed for the physical hardware.
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Corey is a reuse advocate with 20 years experience in ITAD and serves as President of Alta Technologies, the gold standard for quality in testing and refurbishing servers, networking and data storage hardware, since 1995.
An active member of the Right-To-Repair movement, Corey also serves on the ASCDI Board, is a member of the Forbes Business Council, Vistage, SIA and UNEDA. He enjoys local adventures with his family and dog, Freya, near Minneapolis, MN.