Liquidate IT from Data Centers, Collocations, or Corporate Campuses
Things can change quickly in the IT Industry. Sometimes a change of strategy means a change of IT Infrastructure. You may have some priorities when it comes to a swift move.
Need to go the old out so you can…
- Install new hardware
- Be out of the collocation by the end of the lease
- Raise capital quickly
With 25 years’ experience we understand the many hurdles we’ll get you through. And maybe there are some new challenges unique to your organization. That’s when specialized problem solving comes into play. We don’t believe in the one size fits all, cookie cutter model. Let us know what you need, and we’ll build your specifications into the quote.
Liquidate Servers, Storage, Networking, and More
When you need to clear expensive collo space, you need a partner that will take it all. So you don’t need to deal with four different companies to get the job done. We buy servers, storage, networking, and more. Even if some of the equipment is too old, we can recycle the nonviable equipment in an environmentally responsible manner.
For more information on selling particular kinds of IT, see our product pages:
White Glove Onsite Logistics
We can coordinate the physical decommission so you don’t need to fly any techs out. We can work with the collo’s remote hands services, or send one of our own reps to remove the equipment and palletize for transit. A major trucking company is then contracted to securely transport the systems to an R2 Certified facility. If you prefer to palletize the material yourself, we can provide instructions on protecting your return.
Documented Data Erasure
Formatting media bearing devices is not enough, we write 0’s over every bit and verify that the drives only contains 0’s. And we never miss a drive because we serialize every sensitive component and track that each one was completely erased. Certificates of data destruction per drive are available upon request.
But how can we be sure our system executes without any errors? Our process is internally audited per shipment, and third party audited quarterly. We ship erased drives to undergo forensic extraction. Every time the drives come back clean. Those reports are available upon request.
How Does the IT Asset Liquidation Process Work?
Here are some steps to outline the process. Delegation can make your job easier, let us know if there are contacts within your company or at the collocation so we can contact them directly and report back to you. If you have any questions feel free to call, chat, e-mail or submit a form to get answers.
Step 1: Lay the ground work – What, when, and where
What IT Systems are you Liquidating?
Figure out which systems will be retained, and which are considered a non performing asset. From there we need a list of products to quote. The list does not need to be extensive on every detail, see our product guides mentioned above for more information on how to inventory product quick and easy.
When will the systems be ready to ship?
The IT commodity markets fluctuate over time, and we have to keep in step. If the material is more than two weeks out, we can project values plus or minus 5% in most cases. Those projections can be useful for planning upgrades and balance sheets.
Where will the product ship from?
Originating from Honolulu Hawaii, or Atlanta Georgia, entail an entirely different set of logistics. Beyond the geographic location is the type of location. Is it in a collocation or a corporate campus? Is there a loading dock? Either way, we’ll put a plan in place to retrieve your product.
Step 2: Get a Quote on IT Asset Liquidation
Call, Chat, e-mail, or submit a form to let us know the above. We’ll work up a formal quote and statement of work. We’ll make an offer to purchase your equipment outright or through revenue sharing. Let us know if there are any special considerations you would like us to include in the quote. Custom reports, erasure, logistics, etc.
Step 3: Pickup and Transit of Servers and Other Equipment
If you’re opting for white glove, we only need you to authorize our access to the equipment, and to designate which systems will be pulled. If you would like to palletize the equipment yourself, we can provide instructions and materials.
From there we dispatch a truck to pick up and transport the product with full insurance to an R2 certified facility.
Step 4: Audit, Testing, Erasure, Repairs, and Reporting
Once we receive the product, we de-manufacture systems into base components, and produce audit reports of products received, tested good, and failed. We have different calibrated machinery we use to test the functionality of systems and components. For products that do not pass the tests, we have a board level repair engineer onsite to return the items to working condition.
Step 5: Getting Paid for IT
The most common payment option is Net 7 company check. Within 7 business days of receiving the product we send reports of everything received. Upon your approval we issue a company check to the name and address on the purchase order. Other payment options are available upon request.
Trade in’s and credits
If your organization has trouble accepting payments, we’ll help you get the value back in a more meaningful way. If you identify a need that isn’t budgeted, we can use the value of product received to purchase product your department does need. One school district upgraded laptops with SSD’s and sold the HDD’s to Exit. With that value we bought them $12,000 worth of Google Chrome books (with the edu console pre-installed). A bank sold us they’re left over server components, and we purchase them workstation CPU’s and heatsinks.