Want to discover the health of your data center infrastructure in a single question? Call someone in IT and ask, \u201cHow old is our server?\u201d Seems simple enough, right? But be ready to be asked which server you\u2019re specifically asking about. Applications, storage, email\u2014you may have several assigned to just as many tasks. And that\u2019s part of the problem.\n\tUpgrades are a continuous process. And with the economic challenges organizations are facing, many have adopted the motto \u201cIf it ain\u2019t broke, don\u2019t fix it.\u201d That means in the dark confines of your server closet, sitting on a long-ago forgotten rack, a chunky old server from 1999 might be chugging away and costing you big. But there is a better way.\n\tIn the end, it\u2019s not a question of speed\u2014necessarily\u2014it\u2019s a question of process. Technology has evolved significantly in the last couple of years, and with it the way business is done. Power supplies, processors, ram, even the fans have evolved\u2014all for the better. Think of it like this: You can\u2019t expect a rotary phone to text so you can\u2019t expect a server six\u2014or even four\u2014years old to keep up with your demands. Well, not without causing a lot of frustration, down time, and costs in both productivity and upkeep.\n\tCisco\u00ae Unified Computing System (UCS\u00ae) with intelligent Intel\u00ae Xeon\u00ae processors is revolutionizing the way businesses store and access information. Recently, Cisco introduced support for the Intel\u00ae Xeon\u00ae processor E5-2600 v2 product family for the Cisco UCS B200 M3, C240 M3, and C220 M3 servers. As a result, Cisco UCS captured seven new world records for industry benchmarks, including Oracle E-Business Suite Applications and VMware View Planner Benchmark for desktop virtualization performance.\n\tBut what does all of this mean for you? Well, for one, it brings your data center back to the modern age.\n\n\tAnd in this case, being modern means saving big! For instance, a business can replace 17 aging servers with just one new Cisco server with upgrades to Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 data management software. This offers the same performance level as before, but offers the addition of a potential reduction in annual energy costs of up to 90%\u2014paying back the cost of the new server within\n\t3 months. That\u2019s huge! And it\u2019s just the tip of the iceberg. Don\u2019t forget to factor in increased productivity, decreased maintenance and downtime, faster and more reliable backups\u2014the list goes on. It\u2019s really a win-win scenario.\n\tBut you don\u2019t have to take our word for it. Our Server Assessment can give you the cold, hard facts as to the health of your data center and what an upgrade can do for you.