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2009 Server Refresh Enables Intel To Save $19M

by on Jun.10, 2009, under Storage

2009 Server Refresh Enables Intel To Save $19M

If you read my blog about server refresh and quarterbacks, you will understand how important it is to have a good quarterback inside your organization leading the server refresh effort.  Well at Intel IT that person is Matt Beckert. 

I have had the opportunity to work closely with Matt over the past couple years and have watched Intel’s server refresh strategy develop, get ratified and … because of the economic conditions … get questioned.  It was interesting to sit on the sidelines and watch how the economy caused intel to question a proven strategy that delivered $45M of savings to intel in 2008 (Intel IT Performance Reports). 

Ever since I was a kid, I have been an avid New England Patriots fan and Tom Brady is worth every dollar of the over $14M the Patriots will pay him in 2009 ( …

However, I’m sure glad that Matt is on the Intel IT team as his efforts have demonstrated to Intel that proceeding with server refresh in 2009 inside Intel IT’s infrastructure is worth $19M of savings versus deferring refresh to 2010.  Read more about “Staying Committed to Server Refresh Reduces Cost” and find out where the savings came from, how Intel IT overcame the capital budget constraints internally to make this priority investment. 

Who is your server refresh quarterback? 

What is your savings opportunity?

Model your potential savings for server refresh at

Chris (Go Patriots )


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