In large enterprises a renewal cycle used to be 4 years, which is the lease-time or support time of hardware, with virtualization becoming more the standard rather than the exception, renewal cycles of 8 to 10 years become a possibility.
That is a good thing. If you are concerned about knowledge and people leaving the company, start to document and evaluate documentation. Make this part of the process, rather than an afterthought.
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