Technology refresh; Mid-life Upgrade
Business Need:Server Management and Installation, Virtualization Solutions and Services, Computer/PC Installation and Repair
Works With:Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, Windows Server 2012, Windows Small Business Server 2011... (more)
Industry Focus:Architecture, Engineering & Construction, General - Applicable to All, Manufacturing
Sometimes during discussions with clients who have aging Server infrastructure, Correct Solutions will recommend a “Mid-life Upgrade” rather than simply replacing the hardware.
This is not the right solution for every piece of equipment, but it is good practice for extending the life of existing hardware that is still otherwise reliable and under a manufacturer’s warranty.
This option provides a cost-effective solution for the client, who gets to see a performance boost while maximising their previous investments in infrastructure. In addition to upgrading the hardware, a Mid-life Upgrade is also a perfect opportunity to move to the most current operating system by upgrading the software licensing.
It’s also a great opportunity to explore virtualisation of your environment if you haven’t already got a virtualised platform. This can further extend the performance of the Server by isolating the workloads so that the Server’s resources (RAM, CPU) can be allocated accordingly.
Correct Solutions can facilitate the entire procurement process; sourcing the hardware and provisioning the new licensing (or exploring upgrade options of existing licensing) as well as set up and installation. Correct can have technicians at site after hours to efficiently and safely back up and migrated your Server onto the upgraded platform.
The whole process can be completed with minimal business down time and no negative impact on business continuity.
Technology refresh; Mid-life Upgrade has not been reviewed by any customers.
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