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Customers and stakeholders are demanding accountability on climate impact, creating a compelling business incentive to embrace sustainability.  When it comes to climate change, it is time for the data center sector to lead. The massive energy footprint of cloud computing enables the data center industry to drive a global shift to renewably-powered business. 

Almost daily, the urgent need for climate change is written large in headlines – be it, the devastating wildfires on the West Coast or powerful hurricanes along the Gulf Coast. These disasters have been a tipping point in public awareness, driving home the fact that a changed climate is not a future threat, but a current reality. The data center industry is in a unique position to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices and reduce the damage to our changing climate.

Accelerating Green Data Centers

Innovation in energy efficiency and renewable adoption has been driven by the industry’s largest enterprise customers, such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft. Sustainability is now a front-of-mind concern for all enterprises, small and large, which is raising the bar for the entire industry.

As a leader in IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) and data center decommissioning it is vital that we meet or exceed all industry standards and data destruction regulations. We do this by maintaining R2: 2013 Responsible Recycling, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System and ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certifications.

Mike Satter

President, OceanTech


The Uptime Institute writes, “Regulators, watchdogs, customers and others will increasingly expect operators of digital infrastructure to provide hard and detailed evidence of carbon reductions, water savings and significant power savings — all while maintaining, if not improving, resiliency.” If you like to start a conversation on how OceanTech can help your sustainability and resiliency…

Effective ITAD strategies for Data Centers

Effective ITAD strategies for Data Centers

In the ever-evolving landscape of data management, businesses frequently encounter the need to retire their data center hardware. Such scenarios often arise when companies decide to shut down all or part of a data center operation. The process of decommissioning a data center is riddled with logistical intricacies, and among these, planning for the disposition of retired assets stands out as a crucial aspect. The dismantling of data center equipment without a well-thought-out strategy for reuse, remarketing, or secure disposal can lead to a host of problems.

Enhance Risk Management with ITAD

Enhance Risk Management with ITAD

Organizations are rapidly transitioning their communication systems, data storage infrastructure, and administrative functions to the digital realm, all in pursuit of maintaining a competitive edge. However, this shift toward a technologically advanced world exposes companies to higher risks of cybersecurity threats and data breaches. In essence, your business’s sensitive data is vulnerable at any given moment. Therefore, a well-rounded risk management strategy must include a robust ITAD plan to mitigate your company’s overall risk.

Enhancing Data Center Sustainability Through ITAD

Enhancing Data Center Sustainability Through ITAD

In the rapidly evolving landscape of data center operations, sustainability has emerged as a paramount concern. One of the linchpins of this sustainability drive within data centers is the practice of IT Asset Disposition (ITAD), a multifaceted process that plays a pivotal role in ensuring both ecological responsibility and data security.

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