Repurposed Systems Present Growth Opportunity

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Jim O'Reilly   9/22/2014 11:16:36 AM
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@flyingscot, the wear-out issues with SSD are fading away as controllers and algorithms get better. Drives with guaranteed 8+ year life expectancy at high daily transfer rates are common.

SSD are much more reliable than spinners when it comes to drive failures. MTBF of SSD are being exceeded.

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FLYINGSCOT   9/22/2014 11:08:29 AM
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I see the trend is towards SSD but I do worry about the cost and longevity of that solution.  How long does SSD last as the old fashioned HDD does seeem to last well.

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Jim O'Reilly   9/19/2014 8:06:57 PM
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Those containers of servers could be useful ways to provide electronic teaching to schools. I like the client-server model for this.

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Jim O'Reilly   9/19/2014 8:06:57 PM
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Those containers of servers could be useful ways to provide electronic teaching to schools. I like the client-server model for this.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   9/19/2014 6:33:29 PM
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Repurposed, refurbished servers also have the potential to increase corporate image among other benefits. One company in this space, Server Monkey (www.servermonkey.com) says this:

More than 50 percent of executives consider sustainability - the management of environmental, social, and governance issues - "very" or "extremely" important.
  • Maintaining or improving corporate reputation
  • Alignment with business goals
  • Improving operational efficiency and lowering costs
  • Meeting consumers' expectations
  • New growth opportunities
  • Strengthening competitive position
  • Leadership's personal interest
  • Regulatory risk
  • Attracting, motivating, & retaining talented employees
  • Meeting expectations of distributors, retailers & others

are these emelents on the minds of your organization or your customers organizations?



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