Overview

Are you getting the best return on your data center servers, storage and networking hardware investment?

  • If you are following the OEM refresh cycle on your data center equipment, you could be overpaying.
  • If you keep your servers, storage or networking equipment for decades, you could be missing essential technology advancements.

Maximizing the value and ROI requires a mix of quality technical support and knowledge of optimal refresh cycles.

This calculator will help you estimate your data center hardware IT investments over the next 7 years by looking at your current policies.
By applying a lifecycle maintenance approach, supported by quality technical support, you can reduce capital expenditures and
optimize the value you receive from your equipment. Click on the 'continue' button to see how much you could save.

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Enter in your number of Servers, Storage and/or Networking devices by their purchase value. Then, enter in the frequency that you refresh or replace that corresponding device. We will use this information to demonstrate how much you could save with IBM’s Lifecycle approach.
Server
Number of Devices
How often do you
refresh the Devices
High-End Enterprise Servers
$500,000 and up

$250,000 to $499,999

Mid-Range Enterprise Servers
$100,000 to $249,999

$25,000 to $99,999

Volume Servers
$6,000 to $24,999

$1 to $5,999

Storage
Number of Devices
How often do you
refresh the Devices
High-End Storage
$500,000 and up

$250,000 to $499,999

Mid-Range Storage
$100,000 to $249,999

$25,000 to $99,999

Entry Level Storage
$10,000 to $24,999

$1 to $9,999

Network
Number of Devices
How often do you
refresh the Devices
Enterprise-Class Networking
$10,000 and up

$1 to $9,999

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