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How long do servers usually last?

I'm trying to estimate ROI for a new server and how long it will most likely be in service. Are there any average numbers for how long you can expect a server to last that's in 24/7 use? In other ...
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How do you do Cloud ROI analysis? Are you moving to cloud, and if so, which systems first?

Azure just released pricing a little while ago. And today I got a mail from Amazon advertising their cloud-based CDN. I feel like cloud-based systems are coming, but not yet ready for mainstream IT ...
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How do you rate your success as an Administrator?

I am wondering how all you great admins out there rate your success. I am thinking not only in a personal sense but also how you rate your employees and/or department. How do you build a business ...
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How do I calculate cooling cost per server?

I'm attempting to figure out the power/cooling draw for some old servers that I'd virtualized. Starting with info in this question, I've taken the 880W the old boxes appeared to be drawing (according ...