When closing or moving a data centre, CSI understands that careful planning is paramount to ensure compliance and diminish the risk of a potential data breach. Our data centre decommissioning process can guarantee the safety and security of your data whilst still being cost-effective and WEEE compliant.
With over 30 years’ experience in the IT disposal industry CSI Lifecycle Services are many organisations first choice when looking for data centre decommissioning services. We understand the importance of working to our clients requirements to ensure a quick, secure and compliant decommissioning project.
We allocate a dedicated project manager to each decommissioning project who will work with the client to identify the exact requirements of the project. Once the scope of the project is defined your project manager will allocate a team of skilled technicians and logistics resources to the project.
Site Survey and risk assessment.
Our staff will initially carry out a site survey and complete a detailed risk assessment. Once complete your project manager will create a statement of work, which following a customer review will form the basis of the decommissioning project.
We appreciate that each project is unique, typically the following steps would be followed depending on the client needs.
Create a detailed asset inventory. Our security cleared technicians will create an asset register, typically detailing make, model and serial number or each asset. If the customer has provided their own asset register our technicians will check and verify the hardware for removal against the existing register.
Onsite data destruction. Once the assets for removal have been identified and verified we advise that onsite data destruction is completed before the devices are removed. CSI offer either certified data wiping or physical destruction of all data bearing devices. Both methods offer secure destruction of the customer’s data and a detailed report confirming data destruction will be provided to the customer.
Decommissioning and removal.
Having completed the asset register and data destruction stages we can then begin to remove the hardware.
Identified equipment is disconnected and removed from server racks. Typically equipment will be separated by type, server, storage, tape, UPS and placed on pallets for transportation. All cabling and peripherals will be removed and packed separately. Once securely packed on to pallets the equipment can be moved to our GPS tracked vehicles for transportation to our facility.
Following this process, we have a range of options to suit customer requirements:
– Relocation (from one data centre to another)
– Purchase/remarketing option for end-of-life equipment
– Recycling in accordance to WEEE directive