Like with any piece of tech, your server is an investment that depreciates over time. On average, server performance erodes by 14% annually. By the fifth year, a server has only 40% of the performance quality it had when it was new. Lower performance and higher failure rates increase unplanned downtime by 20% annually, negatively impacting your business. So when is the best time for a server upgrade?
Your provider no longer supports your server
The average warranty term is about 3-5 years. After that time, a manufacturer is no longer responsible for providing server support. Servers older than 5 years old are at higher risk of failure.