[CentOS] 10 Year old IT Infrastructure
shawn at tandac.com
Fri Oct 9 23:29:05 UTC 2009
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?
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