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Regular server refreshes are crucial, and Zones can help

In this day and age, every business in the world has a good reason to make data center transformation a top priority. It’s not hard to understand why – when you have a better way of managing your data, it’s far easier to run a business. People are able to store files with ease, access them, share them, and use them to tackle every challenge that comes their way with confidence.

It should be noted that an important part of this transformation is replacing servers when they become outdated – which is a service that we’re proud to offer at Zones, thanks to our partnership with Dell Technologies. Upgrading servers is hardly the most glamorous aspect of managing data, and it’s easy to overlook, but it’s nonetheless crucial. Let’s talk about why.

Old servers are a common problem at many places of business today. If you hold onto them for too long, they can begin to do real, tangible damage to your business. A recent report from IDC found that when companies hold off too long on making upgrades, they experience a 39% drop in server performance and a 148% increase in administration costs on average. In addition, older servers are prone to breaking under pressure, which means you have to worry about possible downtime as well.

Teaming up with Zones and Dell Technologies to upgrade, on the other hand, should yield immediate benefits. Additional IDC research found that if you plan server refreshes for at least once every three years, you can expect a 78% reduction in unplanned downtime and 61% cuts to maintenance costs, as well as a 29% uptick in application performance. Other potential benefits include lower overall costs of operations, fewer infrastructure expenses, and more efficient IT management and support.

As you go about running your business, it’s wise to keep an eye out for warning signs that it’s time to upgrade. One obvious sign is when your systems are processing at too slow a pace – this is a clear indication that your servers are on their last legs. Likewise, if your servers are nearing the end of their warranty, that’s a dead giveaway. Other potential signs include new apps that require better specs, high costs for power and/or cooling, and concerns about cybersecurity.

For addressing all of these areas and more, you need access to only the very best in data center technologies. At Zones, we can help with that – we work with clients every day to implement Dell Technologies solutions like the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio. With Dell EMC PowerEdge, you get a data management platform that’s designed to accelerate your digital transformation, giving you an infrastructure that’s scalable, automated, and secure.

Having highly functional servers is essential to running a business effectively, which means it’s crucial to keep an eye on your infrastructure and make upgrades when necessary. Our expert team at Zones is happy to help with that process, every step of the way. We take pride in our work when it comes to Data Center Transformation, and we’re excited to work with you on creating a happy, healthy data management infrastructure.

We have plenty of Dell Technologies solutions to offer – including Live Optics, which you can use to collect, visualize and share data about your IT environment. Get in touch with us to schedule a free assessment today.

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