We are currently trying creating some standards for my company on the network equipment we will be putting in place. While creating the document I'm stuck at the part of deciding a specific time for the lifetime of an equipment.
I have started to have some issue with switches of lower quality, that seems to slow the network and create random disconnect to very sensitive application for users, and i can fix the issue for a few weeks by rebooting the switch. However it clear to me those switches have pass their lifetime and should be replace. So to be proactive to this issue, i wanted to know if their were any recommendation for a lifetime of a router or switch, and how have business have set standard on this topic, if any ?
Thank you for your help