[CentOS] 10 Year old IT Infrastructure

Shawn Everett shawn at tandac.com
Fri Oct 9 23:29:05 UTC 2009


Hi Guys,

I have a client who hopes to keep their server another 5 years making it
10 years old at that time.

At this point there are no plans to add new infrastructure or a new server
to the mix.  Their business model is fairly static.

I'd like to see them upgrade.  Can anyone suggest specific reasons why
running a business on 10 year old equipment is a bad thing?

Specific arguments I can think of would be:
- Hard/Impossible to find replacement hardware
- Lack of support for both H/W and S/W
- Possibly unable to run current versions of CentOS
- Higher probability of hardware failures over time
- Performance bottlenecks

Any other thoughts?

Shawn



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