What Is a Refurbished Server?

What Is a Refurbished Server?

A refurbished server is simply a server that has been used by another user and is now available for reuse.

Some would say that refurbished servers are items that have been damaged in the past and then fixed, but we find that is not typically the case. The vast majority of servers have just always worked, needed a bit of cleaning, maybe some reconfiguring to meet the new users' needs along with testing and diagnostics. But generally, it's a piece of equipment that's always worked great, has been under a maintenance plan at another user, and is ready to be deployed to a new home.

Now, there are those who have differing opinions. They will say refurbished servers are only those that have been reconditioned and fixed. But generally, we find that the terms refurbished server, used server, and secondhand server are interchangeable and can mean different things depending on the individual that you speak with.

Summary: A refurbished server is simply a server that has been used by another user and is now available for reuse. The terms refurbished server, used server, and secondhand server are interchangeable and can mean different things depending on the individual that you speak with.

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Author: Corey Donovan

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.

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