Server refresh expenditures can be difficult to justify. Yet, the incentive is being able to do more to support the mission-critical and everyday goals of the organization. The last few years have seen tremendous advances in computing devices. And this is especially true in the area of servers.
Spurred by virtualization, servers are running faster processors with greater numbers of cores and threads per processor, thereby enabling greater computing capabilities. Applications, for example desktop and application virtualization, gain from faster server
refresh cycles by offering more robust capabilities and expanded capacity.
By replacing older, less capable servers with newer and far more able systems, a business can perform the same amount of computing with only a fraction of the total number of systems.