I have been torn over one of the epoch questions: buy your server equipment, or enter a 3 year lease?
It appears that the 3 year leases end up costing close to the same amount as a straight up purchase, but of course with a lease you're not paying all at once. There are other factors too, but what I'm wondering is if I purchase server equipment now, how much depreciation can I expect in 3 years? Do different components or brands depreciate more rapidly than others? Also, where would I resell my 3 year old equipment?