Why buy something new, when you can keep your existing hardware under support and keep it running, save some money? It sounds like it makes perfect sense. Apart from of course, that it doesn’t save you money.
I recently completed an upgrade for a customer where they came to us with that exact scenario. Their business had a policy to run servers for a minimum of 5-years, preferably 7-years. They sweat their assets to save cost. The servers they had were just coming out of 5-years support, so they were looking for support pricing for the next 2-years.
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