Generally speaking you usually offer between 6-12 months and sometimes more than 12 months of revenue depending on the quality of the customers.
Since this is only two customers I would be careful. I would want to know answers to the following questions.
How long have they been with the company?
What services our provided? fully managed, unmanaged, semi-managed
How many support tickets they usually generate (most likey not many since they have more than one and know what they are doing)
The other thing to note here is that this is only two clients for those servers so if you give the other company 8 months and they walk after two than you need to make your money back on the only remaining customer.
Dedicated server customers our considered high risk for this reason.
If all of the answers to the questions above look good then I would offer on the higher end of 8-10 months. If there are some questions then and you still want to move forward I would not go more than 6-7 months. Oh and how bad do they want to get rid of the server customers as this can work in your favour so you might be able to get away with only offering 5-6 months or less.
It sounds like these our quality customers so as long as everything checks out I would offer 8 months as a starting point and move up as needed.
Sorry I did not give an exact amount but I hope this helps you out.
They have both been with this company for over three years now they said and they have concrete businesses on the servers and said they are very unlikely to move due to this and apparently support tickets are non existant because its all self running.
They are getting rid of them because they sold the hosting company but the new company did'nt want to take on dedicated servers.
Thanks for your help.
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Because of the costs involved with dedicated servers even though there seems to be a high profit margin here I would only offer net. As you if you offer gross and one leaves you is alot more money to have to recover.
You can offer net and increase the number of months you are offering for to make it more appealing to the seller.