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5 Reasons for a Server Refresh Right Now

7 Apr 2015 by Katie Lahman

This article is sponsored by Intel, one of our partners, and they provide Insight with content to share with our audience.

Servers that were up for a job only four years ago are struggling to keep up now. In today’s accelerated service economy, big data is bigger, responses are needed faster, and demand for bandwidth has exploded from more users and more connected devices.

If lagging server performance is impacting your business, consider these five reasons for a server refresh:

Increase your server performance.

Servers based on, for example, the newly released Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 deliver up to three times greater performance than their previous generations, and up to more than eight times greater than comparable four-year-old servers.

Protect against the newest security threats.

New Intel-powered servers provide hardware-based protection against the latest malware, denial of service attacks and other intrusions. Additionally, pervasive encryption technologies, such as AES-NI, help keep your essential data private in ways older systems cannot.

Generate a smart return on investment.

A server refresh can not only shrink your data center footprint by consolidating servers. It also reduces energy expenditures with fewer and more efficient Intel-based servers running Automated Power Management. Additionally, it reduces IT costs through remote management and extending your server refresh cycle.

Simplify your path to virtualization.

New servers can be your opportunity to speed up your migration to a virtualized environment. Server processors equipped with Intel® Virtualization Technology offer built-in hardware support for I/O virtualization for improved performance, increased system reliability and enhanced memory protection.

Refresh servers when you want to, not when you have to.

A well-planned server refresh is preferable to a rushed reaction in a crisis situation. By deploying new server capabilities today, you can extend your server refresh cycle to help ensure continued reliable performance, resistance to the latest security threats and cost-effective innovation to streamline your data center.

Out with the old and in with the new is key when it comes to server performance. Contact us today to find out how we can help you jumpstart your server refresh today.

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