Hyperscale IT, who supply integrated server hardware, also pride ourselves on finding hard-to-source legacy parts. Now, when we say legacy parts, we’re largely referring to server hardware that has gone EOL and needs a memory upgrade, or has blown a power supply etc. But we recently reunited a 56-year-old teleprinter and tape reader with other EDSAC II parts at the National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, UK.
Yesterday Hyperscale IT featured on the BBC news website, giving input around running legacy parts and systems:
Although legacy systems can still function well in certain circumstances, it’s easy to find yourself in the situation where parts become hard to find and upkeep can become expensive.