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How the Death of Moore’s Law Helps You Save Money
Ever heard of Moore’s Law? It’s an idea from the early days of microprocessor production that still matters today.
Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, saw that the number of transistors on a microchip doubled about every two years. As a result, microchip performance increased dramatically after every generation. You remember those days – when every new Intel Xeon processor delivered nearly 2x the performance of the preceding generation.
But…there are limits, physical limits on the size of transistors and the complexity of chip design.
Since March, cloud service utilization exploded as more people work from home and remain connected with friends and family through cloud-based applications.
Some industries are seeing as much as a 30 percent increase in network capacity utilization.
And even the largest technology companies, including Google and Amazon, have had outages as they rushed to add more data center hardware to cope with demand.
But there’s a basic problem afflicting everyone in the technology world. As the world searches for a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, leading tech companies are working to overcome supply chain shortages of critical components for servers, storage, and networking products.
Nearly all sides of the enterprise server and storage market are feeling the impact of COVID-19 as the global pandemic interrupts manufacturing and supply chains and raises prices on components and equipment. The pinch is being felt equally by IT departments now contending with tighter budgets and growing business challenges.
Forrester, looking at several disruptions, including the pandemic as well as tariff and trade disputes, is now forecasting growth for the global tech market will dip from a peak of 5 percent in 2018 down to 3 percent this year. Meanwhile, growth in spending for tech consulting and systems integration services is expected to increase by 3.2 percent. This equates to less money for hardware and more for brainpower.
As server and storage hardware becomes harder to get, and as IT budgets tighten, some IT professionals who support global data centers are considering white-box, commodity servers and storage. However, as we’ve recently seen with government restrictions on Asian white box suppliers, white-box servers aren’t the perfect fix either.
But there is another way forward that gets you great pricing, leading capabilities, and immediate access to a massive stock of servers in Houston, Texas.
HOUSTON, April 27, 2020 – ServerMonkey, an IT service provider that specializes in new and refurbished enterprise and SMB IT hardware, today announced it has become an Authorized Business Partner with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The new reseller partnership enables ServerMonkey to sell the latest HPE enterprise IT hardware as part of its complete, end-to-end business solutions.
How to Reduce IT Costs
With growing cybersecurity concerns and economic uncertainties, many businesses from small companies to enterprises are looking for ways to reduce operational costs, which includes IT budgets. Even businesses planning to increase their IT budgets in 2020 and beyond are looking for ways to cuts costs through more efficient spending. So, how do you reduce IT costs for your company while remaining competitive without sacrificing quality, security or performance?
Consider buying refurbished servers and using VMware, two smart strategies used by many companies today that will cut your IT costs.
Refurbished Servers Reduce IT Hardware Costs Without Sacrifices
If your company only purchased new IT hardware in the past and you’re unfamiliar with buying refurbished equipment, you may not have considered this cost-effective option. Now is the time to do so.
Many businesses have discovered they can buy refurbished servers, including the latest hardware from top brands such as Dell and HP, at a fraction of the price without sacrificing quality. The key is to purchase your refurbished equipment from a reliable source.
Simply searching for the cheapest servers can be a costly mistake, but buying guaranteed refurbished hardware from a trusted seller with the benefits that brings can be a smart decision for a business of any size. You can read about four reasons to invest in refurbished equipment here.
Earlier this month, ServerMonkey employees spent time bringing awareness to blood cancer by hosting a bake sale and participating in several themed days. Through the bake sale, ServerMonkey employees ended up donating over $200 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Check out some photos from the week below.
Giving cancer “Double Trouble”
Houston, TX -- ServerMonkey, a full-service IT partner, today announces the appointment of Bashar Hindi as CEO. In this role, Bashar will execute on the next phase of ServerMonkey’s growth and manage the company’s warehouse and operations.
Bashar has a strong background of sales and market expertise that will underpin his new role. In 2011, he joined ServerMonkey, where he worked as an account representative before being promoted to Sales Manager in 2013 and Vice President of Sales in 2016.
Houston, X, February 11, 2020 -- ServerMonkey, a full-service IT partner, is proudly sponsoring the 11th annual Texas Technology Summit, the largest regional IT and security conference in Houston. The summit, which will feature informative sessions and multiple giveaways, will be held on February 12, 2020 at Houston’s NRG Center. The conference is a prime gathering for those interested in learning more about technology and how it is constantly changing. This year’s focus – "2020: The Age of SkyNet" – explores how IT professionals can balance revolutions in technology with continually evolving security concerns.
ServerMonkey, the event’s Happy Hour Sponsor, will exhibit at booth #403 in the exhibit hall at NRG Center, where company representatives will showcase ServerMonkey’s enterprise IT products, services, and solutions. ServerMonkey will also give away a $100 gift card and $500 ServerMonkey credit to a lucky winner!
Data Privacy Day Reminder: Protect Data with Drive Shredding & Wiping Service
Observed annually on January 28, Data Privacy Day is the designated day to think about the importance of data privacy and promote the protection of private information in our digital world. Businesses and organizations host events throughout the month to help raise awareness about current privacy issues and best practices for safeguarding data. People learn more about how personal information is collected, stored, used and shared. The day promotes dialogue and encourages action to bring real change.
Take the time each January to celebrate National Data Privacy Day by promoting privacy awareness, but when the day passes, remember that respecting and protecting data is not a one-day or even one-month occasion.
As the number and size of data breaches continue to grow, businesses must make data privacy protection a continuous effort, and be transparent about those efforts. If you collect consumers’ personal data, be honest about how that information is collected, used and shared. Keep it secure, protected.
What Makes ServerMonkey Different from the Many Server Stores?
As technology continues to grow and the demands of up-to-date hardware and software increases, ServerMonkey prides itself on selling the latest IT products and solutions, including cost-effective, high-quality refurbished servers. Our company and a few others provide refurbished servers, but what makes ServerMonkey stand out from the rest?
We Guarantee the Quality and Assurance of our Refurbished Server
New servers can cost businesses a lot of money, so many look into purchasing refurbished servers. ServerMonkey ensures that all servers go through a rigorous testing process for refurbishing. Our processes are certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and OHSAS 18001:2007 to ensure that you are receiving the highest quality in products and services.
Not only do we offer low prices for like-new servers, but we also provide many levels of customization to fit any business need. If during the process of customizing you ever have a question, our sales staff will be readily available to assist you throughout the entire process.