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How long does network hardware last?

As a general rule, you can expect most network hardware to have a useful service life of 3 to 5 years. UPS units will require battery replacement, typically at 2 year intervals. Check out the article below for a full explanation of the variations possible to hardware life:

https://www.networkworld.com/article/2316063/when-to-upgrade.html

Then check out our article on “why maintenance matters” to see how best to prolong the life of your investment.