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I'm looking for a server to build a high availability cluster solution. The requirements ask for 4 year warranty.

I have been looking at IBM, HP, DELL, Fujitsu and seems 3 year warranty is standar.

Is there any manufacturer offering longer warranties?

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I'm pretty sure that whichever manufacturer you choose will be hounding you to renew your warranty 3 years from now. For info, this type of question is considered off topic here, and will likely get closed. –  Bryan Mar 21 '13 at 12:18
    
@Bryan Actually, in this case I disagree. This is scoped beyond "find me a..." and the answers are generalizable across a broad scope. –  sysadmin1138 Mar 21 '13 at 12:30
    
Are they aware of how cost ineffective longer warranties are? –  JamesRyan Mar 21 '13 at 12:32
    
@sysadmin1138 Not convinced, but I'll perhaps bring it up on meta when I've got more time. –  Bryan Mar 21 '13 at 12:45
    
Welcome to Server Fault! Shopping Questions are Off-Topic on any of the Stack Exchange sites. See Q&A is hard, lets go Shopping and the FAQ for more details. –  Chris S Mar 21 '13 at 12:45

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Almost all of them - basic warranty on almost every server I've seen it 3 years, but you can pay a bit extra to extend it a few more years.

Picking a random Dell server, A PowerEdge 720, upgrading the default 3 year 5x10 hardware only next business day warranty to 5 years is $919. You get that option when configuring it.

Not only do they offer it - if you call a sales rep they will practically beg you to extend the warranty - it's a huge profit for them.

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The key thing here is that most of the time these extended warranties are not called warranties they're called support/service contracts. But they do the same thing as the warranty. –  sysadmin1138 Mar 21 '13 at 12:29

Almost all major manufacturers will extend their default warranty to 5 or 7 years at the time of purchase. You should take a minute to call some sales reps and gather this information for yourself.

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