When is it time to consider getting rid of your used server? Whether you’re in charge of your corporation’s IT department or work out of your home office, refreshing your IT assets on a regular basis will be an important part of effectively managing operations. Servers are particularly important IT assets to renew frequently given their increasingly short life cycles; the average server life cycle has dwindled to just 3-5 years. Even if your server can perform beyond its expected lifecycle, there are many reasons to consider selling your aging server.
As with any form of maturing technology, older servers are more vulnerable to inadequate performance, which can hinder security measures. Aging servers may also be more vulnerable to viruses and malware given they’re not equipped with security measures designed to protect against newer forms of attacks. Aging servers also have a higher risk of going down completely, which as we know, can severely disrupt operations.
- Better Performance
Selling a used server creates an opportunity for purchasing an upgraded model, which means faster speeds, better storage, better security features, and all-around improved performance. Given that almost every business leverages technology in some way to gain an edge on its competition, servers that represent the best the industry has to offer can help companies get ahead and stay ahead.
- More Space
For those with surplus servers hanging out in closets and other storage spaces in the office, selling used servers can free up valuable space that could be better put to use to help a company accomplish their goals and objectives.
- Higher Value
Selling your used servers on a frequent basis will yield higher price point values than waiting until a server crashes, or until it’s deemed there’s simply no space left to house old servers on premise. The longer you leave a used server sitting, the less value it retains. Selling your used server right when it meets the end of its life cycle or when your company conducts an annual IT refresh ensures it will be in high demand from purchasers seeking servers that, while used, are still from relatively recent generations.
- An Extra Revenue Channel
Servers are one of the most in-demand used IT assets on the market, which means resellers can create a steady flow of residual income just by selling their used servers as they age. The money earned from selling a used server can then be funneled back into your company’s IT budget, to be used for replacing old servers with newer models.
How to Sell Your Server Online
So how can used servers be sold online for the most money?
If you have a Dell PowerEdge, IBM xSeries, Cisco UCS, Oracle, or HP ProLiant server, Ex-it Technologies is available to provide you with a quote! Contact us at 239-596-2254 or reach out to us online and we’ll provide you with an accurate quote of the resale value of your used server in no time. We guarantee that all of our quotes reflect the most competitive price points on the market.
Note that if you’re interested in acquiring an initial ballpark estimate of the value of your server, the type of memory within your server can be telling of its value.
After you accept your quote, we’ll send you a purchase order for your used server that provides detailed information about the accepted quote and terms of agreement and your used server will be shipped to the Ex-It Technologies facilities. Finally, you’ll receive a check from Ex-it Technologies. It’s truly as simple as that!
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