Greater processing power

Typically, the Enterprise IT sector has sought greater processing power, memory, and performance on a server-by-server basis. However, modern environments have introduced new complexities to this challenge. Despite this, the fundamental need for these resources remains, and there are now additional options available to help achieve these goals.

An urgent concern

An urgent concern in the production of new electronic equipment is sustainability. While there is a demand for improved performance, it is essential to prioritise eco-friendliness. A major key issue is the availability of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) required for IT equipment production. These materials are rare and valuable, and the EU’s list of CRMs has more than doubled in the past decade. Some of the commonly used CRMs include Lithium, Cobalt, Magnesium, and Natural Rubber. It is clear that the depletion of CRMs is a primary concern, and the extraction and mining processes for these materials are also significant sources of carbon emissions.

The solution is reuse

The solution is reuse. Servers are often marked as end-of-life due to outdated technology, business closure or relocation, or migration to cloud computing rendering the hardware unnecessary. Repurposing a server is a complex process that requires careful consideration of factors such as data erasure, testing, and cleaning, but all are achievable.

At SSI, we have a team specialising in refurbishing and repurposing servers. Our technicians work with products of unknown quality, but through our refurbishment program, we break down, clean, and test all components until we are confident that the product meets our high standards. Often, we test individual components such as PCBs, memory, and hard drives outside of the server environment.

If you’re in the market for refurbished servers, you have two options. You can purchase a pre-built, tested server that’s ready to ship, or you can request a configure-to-order (CTO) system. The CTO option gives you maximum flexibility to customise the unit’s configuration, including the CPU, memory, storage, and more.

The latest virtualisation software

The latest virtualisation software enables users to combine resources across multiple servers, whether the server will be installed on a customer’s on-premise data centre or in an off-premise cloud-based environment. This eliminates the dependence on the performance of a single server, making it advantageous to use refurbished systems.

If you are looking for further or pricing information please contact the team here.