Read Gartner’s doom and gloom predictions about how not replacing servers could result in increased server failure over the next two years.
According to the article:
“In round numbers, the scheduled replacement of some three million servers worldwide, or about 3% of all servers, has been delayed, Peter Sondergaard, Gartner's global head of research, said today at the research firm's Symposium/ITxpo 2009 conference here. He added that the number of delayed replacements should reach 10% of all servers by 2010.”
The general tone of the article is that even though this past year was the worst in terms of IT budgets, things will not stabilize for a few more years.
If your servers are nearing the end of their run, will you make noise to get what you need, or will you accept that shrinking budgets mean less than optimal data center equipment?