Here’s a scenario that’s becoming increasingly common among companies, data centers, and server farms: IT administrators discover that it’s time for an IT refresh, but want better options for unloading their excess servers. IT refreshes typically occur when a new generation of servers is released and IT administrators want to update their current servers to ensure optimal performance and security. Or, it could be the case that a corporation is undergoing a cloud migration and its full fleet of physical servers is no longer needed. In any case, the result is that these newly decommissioned servers are still fully functional, they’re just no longer relevant.
In these situations companies and data centers are naturally averse to the prospect of throwing out servers or letting them sink into retirement by keeping them in storage. It would be far more practical—and lucrative—to sell these excess servers for hard cash and capitalize on a return on investment.
But how to do it?
That’s where Ex-It Technologies comes in.
For companies and data centers seeking opportunities to cash in on excess servers, we make it easy to get this cash in hand quickly and efficiently.
- Identify your server brand and model.
The fact of the matter is that not all servers are as desirable as others. To start, if your server is older than 5 years, it’s considered obsolete and won’t be able to be sold on the resale market. Naturally, the newer the server, the better your chance of receiving optimal cash back when remarketing. If your server 1 to 2 years old (or less), consider yourself in good shape.
In terms of server make and model, we accept DDR3 & DDR4 servers that include:
- IBM Blade, xSeries, & pSeries Servers
- HP ProLiant Racks, and Blades
- Dell PowerEdge Racks and Blades
- DDR3 SuperMicro Servers
- Custom Servers with DDR3 Memory
- Get a quote.
If your servers meet age and brand specifications, contact Ex-It Technologies to arrange for an official quote. We’ll review the quantity and quality of your servers to create an accurate estimate of what they’d currently yield on the market, or determine if the best strategy is to liquidate by selling your server’s individual components. If you like the number you see, we’ll arrange for your servers to be shipped to our facilities.
- Let Ex-It Technologies prepare and sell.
Once we have your servers, you can sit back and relax. If any refurbishing or repairs are needed, we’ll take care of such at our facilities to ensure your servers are in top condition for remarketing. From there, we’ll work within our extensive marketing channels to find your excess servers a new home.
- Receive returns for your liquidation.
Once your servers have been sold, you’ll receive a check in the mail for the cost of sale shortly. It truly is as easy as that.
Have further questions about our server liquidation process? We’d love to hear them! Contact Ex-It Technologies today and we’ll be happy to chat.
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