> It's not a direct response to your question, but one
important fact is that
> our beefy machines in Fedora Infrastructure are out of warranty now (and
> replacing them would cost a lot of money, I assume). That's one of the
> major reasons why they won't be migrated to the new datacenter location, I
Maybe that shows my ignorance, but has the approach of using machines
w/o warranty been considered? Most servers seem to work just fine for years
and years, and the warranty is mostly useful to catch factory defects.
We've often used machines out of warranty for more capacity where
they're non critical services, I suspect part of the issue here is
there's a DC move where all of the Fedora infra is being shipped
across the US and I suspect (I'm not working on this project) that the
cost of shipping EOL servers from PHX to RDU is probably a lot more
than the value of the equipment so it likely doesn't make financial
sense to do so in this case.