Infographic: The life cycle of a server

Servers don't live that long, so what happens to them when their work is done? Check out this infographic's numbers on data center servers and their average lifespan.

The infographic below, courtesy of Sims Recycling Solutions, illustrates the tremendous number of servers that data centers go through each year. What happens to all that hardware when it's short lifespan is reached?

By Selena Frye

Selena has been at TechRepublic since 2002. She is currently a Senior Editor with a background in technical writing, editing, and research. She edits Data Center, Linux and Open Source, Apple in the Enterprise, The Enterprise Cloud, Web Designer, and...