My company has two Dell Servers in use. I don't have the models handy at this time. Is there a whitepaper on the expected lifespan or projected MTBF for Dell servers?
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"expected lifespan or projected MTBF for Dell servers?"
expected life span or MTBF are discussions in theory, there is no useful info anywhere which will give you a realistic time frame of a servers life (with the exception of NASA concerning the computers which power the Shuttle). Servers are much like the human body, they can go a minute after power on or last >17 years, all Dependant on which part dies first. MTBF, if you can find one, is basically useless, only giving a relative idea of the quality of the parts involved over a very short period of testing. Why do you think there are few references to MTBF anymore....just an industry ploy which helped sales for a while...guess the ploy surpassed it MTBF.