Your web server performs powerful tasks to process requests and deliver pages, files and other data to computers over a local network or the Internet. As such, complex processing is essential to all business solutions and operations. Without complex processing, communication via email, cloud computing, social networks and the internet would be limited.
Choosing to have your own server to store data is a smart business decision. It’s not only the easiest way to store information, but certainly the safest. Although cloud storage has become popular in the last three years, there’s always the potential that sensitive information can be deleted or stolen by hackers when it’s not stored on your server. Imagine the headache of losing files or discovering that they’ve been leaked over the internet? Not only would this jeopardize your ability to do current work, but it would potentially jeopardize your relationships with clients.
Of course the downside to owning a server is that the machine itself requires maintenance and upkeep. Business owners have the option of paying technicians to regularly check the functionality of the server ,but this is an expensive service. Often, many small businesses take the responsibility for server maintenance on their own.
Should your company decide to take full responsibility for servicing your server, be sure to carefully monitor the processing speed, memory and storage of the system. Anytime the processing speed begins to slow, this could be a sign that the server is in need of a replacement part. Luckily, the part that usually requires replacement is the power unit. Oh yeah. This is a sigh of relief. Replacement parts for a server can be extremely difficult to diagnose otherwise.
When your server begins to fail due to a weakening power supply, we would almost always recommend our customers to consider a refurbished replacement part from a top-quality brand. In most cases, this part is a refurbished Dell Poweredge power supply replacement unit.
A refurbished Power Supply can serve as a direct replacement for the original part to supply power to other components in your Dell system. Because refurbished parts or units are supported by Dell Technical Support, these units fulfill the purpose of supplying optimal computing with additional processing, memory and storage to your computer. Best of all, they’re more affordable than new units and as long as you select a part manufactured by a high-quality brand, you won’t need to worry about sacrificing quality.
Refurbished spare parts are taken from Dell-branded systems that remain unused or have been returned. Once refurbished, they are tested and checked to ensure optimal quality. The units are then re-certified to comply with original Dell factory performance specifications. Here are the pros and cons of refurbished hardware:
Pro: Low Cost and Earth-friendliness
Restoring a power supply requires little overhead expense from the manufacturer. The savings they incur is passed down in the low price of the refurbished parts or units. In the absence of warranties, prices can be driven even lower. Buying refurbished also helps minimize waste. By reconditioning old power supply parts rather than disposing of them, less computer waste is introduced into the environment. Buying refurbished parts stretches the use of the materials, giving them second-life, instead of adding them to the 250 million tons of industrial wastes in landfills.
Con: No warranty
Some Dell sales and service dealers offer a 90-day limited hardware warranty to cover material and workmanship defects for refurbished parts or units. But for the most part, the guarantees do not extend to older repaired models. Since many parts are old models themselves, guaranteeing to replace them could pose some problems.
Refurbished parts also have the ability to breathe new life into your computer peripherals. Upgrading with technological advancements can turn your weak servers into powerhouses. Installing Dell Poweredge RAID controller cards amps your server’s performance, making it as if you had a new one.
Should you have any questions about choosing a good power supply replacement unit, please feel free to leave us a question in the comments below!