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Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning: A Complete Guide to Managing Your PC Fleet by Bruce Michelson

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Chapter 25. Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning for Servers

Introduction

One frequently asked question about closed loop lifecycle planning is whether the methodology is applicable to servers, too (as it is to client devices). The short answer is that closed loop lifecycle planning can apply to servers. The bill of material concept is certainly applicable to the lifecycle of servers. The server lifecycle management does have more complexities than access devices (such as capacity, consolidation, and so on), but the fundamental bill of material still applies.

Many businesses have applied the same methodology in addressing the lifecycle elements of the installed server base. It is quite logical to leverage the same infrastructure that exists for the ...

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