After a data center migration, relocation, merger, or similar project, companies frequently have to upgrade or consolidate their data center hardware.
Regardless of the background circumstances, the data center decommissioning process requires comprehensive planning and management. Projects often involve several vendors, strict timelines, and many variables.
We’ve worked with some of the largest data center companies in the world, and we are happy to provide references. Contact our expert team and we will help you plan and execute your project successfully.
The Data Center Decommissioning Process In the first phase, we reach out and establish the:
We will provide you an expert project manager if no in-house team members have extensive experience with data center decommissioning.
The budget will be supported by profit sharing on the back end based on an initial assessment of the resale value of your equipment.
If we’re not a fit for your organization due to the value of your equipment, budget, or your specific project needs, we can help refer you to an organization who would be better suited for your data center decommission project.
If it’s a good fit, we’ll get to work with you to create a thorough project plan and execute it successfully.
Data Center Decommissioning Services
1. Discovery and asset list reconciliation
2. Validate and decommission IT hardware and infrastructure
3. On site data erasure or drive shredding with certificates issued
4. Packing and shipping of assets with complete chain of custody and asset tracking
5. IT asset repairs
6. IT asset redeployment or remarketing
7. R2 certified recycling of end-of-life or proprietary hardware
8. Decommissioning project management
Considerations When Choosing Between Data Center Decommissioning Companies
The main factors to consider when choosing a data center decommissioning company are:
1. Certification and Compliance Needs
For environmental compliance, R2 or E-stewards should both cover most organizations’ needs. If you don’t know which data or asset disposition regulations pertain to your company, we can help you determine which ones are applicable.
Because projects vary greatly, many data center decommissioning companies specialize in certain types of projects. A project with a large volume of low volume equipment would benefit most from a company focused on recycling and disposition. While a project with involving still valuable IT hardware would benefit most from a decomissioning company who specializes in remarketing IT assets and profit sharing, such as exIT Technologies.
Depending on which countries and how many locations your project entails, some companies will be better suited than others. For example, exIT Technologies is well equipped for global projects carried out over multiple locations simultaneously, while some companies may only work nationally.