What’s driving your hardware purchases? If your company is like many of the companies out there, you’re constantly being pressed to buy the latest and greatest technology. Your business partner is talking up a product one week and calling it obsolete the next without any regard to your current needs or requirements. When it comes down to it, isn’t warranty what really matters?
All equipment is used as soon as you open the box so if you have a
decent warranty and you save 40% isn’t that worth it? From generation
to generation, across all hardware lines, most improvements are
incremental at best, not to mention the fact that new “bleeding edge”
systems will often only perform as well as the oldest server in your
datacenter. The next time you’re getting ready to purchase, ask to see a
similar quote from a previous generation with warranty; you might be