If your business is preparing to decommission expensive high-end IT hardware in 2021, it’s important to put a plan into place to recover value from your old equipment. There’s a lot to consider when handling retiring IT assets, but with the right level of expert support and guidance, you can maximize recovery and return possibly millions of dollars to your IT budget.
By coupling data sanitation with the reuse and recycling of IT Assets, OceanTech has become an expert in the full disposal Ecosystem, helping to safeguard our environment and decreasing the number of assets that end up in landfills.
Once you have taken the decision to migrate data to the cloud you will also be tasked with decommissioning your data center(s), what does this mean for your legacy storage assets?
Technology improves at a lightning-fast pace, and upgrading your organization’s IT infrastructure is inevitable, whether due to industry regulations or the desire to work on newer and improved equipment.
At OceanTech, we ensure that every data containing device receives compliant data destruction. We follow strict guidelines to ensure data security and complete risk mitigation is achieved.
At OceanTech, an R2 certified company, we are proud of our environmentally responsible electronics recycling and business platform that allows us to lead the electronics recycling industry with best-in-industry practices.
It’s no secret that a data center refresh can cost a lot of money. New hardware is expensive, the process can be labor-insensitive, and the entire project can take up a lot of time.
The risk of losing money on an investment in server equipment, that will eventually need replacing anyway, by waiting until the last minute to recycle is a harsh reality for companies relying on major server systems. To protect against this, it’s wise for businesses to consider upgrading server equipment before multiple later versions are released and the current equipment is devalued.
Before you get rid of your old hardware, you must ensure that all the data on it has been permanently destroyed and is nonrecoverable. A trusted partner can help you establish a defensible, documented and repeatable process to prepare, handle or transport and destroy data both on-site or off-site, using methods that comply with the latest U.S. and international standards.
As the IT industry has grown, so has the number of ITAD Companies. With so many options in can be easy to feel overwhelmed when considering vendors. Most ITAD companies will claim to offer the same level of services.
So you just completed a big data center migration project and now your applications and data are up and running in the cloud. Now, what are you going to do with the leftover equipment, software and data?
As if managing IT assets was not challenging enough before, IT managers are now having to support an exponentially increasing number of remote assets. Whereas before they had direct access to your school’s workstations and laptops, now those assets are in people’s homes, but in no less need of service.