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The silence of the racks is deafening, production gear has gone dark – so which wire do we cut?

Imhotep Silver badge

I worked once for a consulting company whose servers/switches/routers were all old units purchased on EBay. It was getting somewhat challenging to find and buy replacement SCSI HDs for the aged RAID controllers.

On the bright side, those old Dell Proliant servers and Cisco routers/switches were really well made work horses. But eventually even the best workhorse needs to be taken out and shot - I mean retired out to pasture.

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