Data Center Decommissioning

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Data Center Decommission and Recycling

Data Center Decommissioning

A data center decommissioning project is best left in the hands of professionals so you can focus on your core business needs.

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Reasons to decommission a data center or colocation space:

  • IT equipment has run its lifecycle and needs to be replaced within the same space
  • Doing a tech refresh and modernizing infrastructure to improve efficiency
  • Migrating to a new data center or colocation space
  • Consolidating data center spaces

Whenever it’s time to leave your colocation or data center space, most leases and rental agreements require that the tenant restores the space back to its original condition. This requires that all the cabinets, ladder racks, electrical equipment, raised floors, and any other data center infrastructure be removed and be reused or disposed of safely. This process requires the same intricate steps to remove the equipment as was required to install the infrastructure. A professional data center decommissioning service can ease the burden of additional work in the old space after a migration and will ensure that the rental agreements and contracts are met after leaving the space.

Whenever it’s time to decommission a space, Instor’s Data Center Decommissioning Services have you covered for every part of the project.

Instor’s team of experts consults our clients and know what questions to ask to best suit their individual needs. During a data center decommission, Instor works with clients to get the best recovery of investment of decommissioned equipment and infrastructure. Instor’s team maintains the highest level of security to protect data center assets and safely disposes of any infrastructure equipment that cannot be reused or recycled.

A Data Center Decommissioning Project Includes:

  • Establishing a Comprehensive Strategy: All equipment to be decommissioned is documented with a plan and a decommissioning timeline that considers network and application dependencies, phasing, costs, project management, disposal time and environmental impact.
  • Decommissioning Equipment: All power and IT equipment is decommissioned and disassembled.
  • Inventory Assets: All power and IT equipment that can be repurposed is inventoried. Plans are made to either reuse inventory assets or to resell assets.
  • Recycling of Old Materials: Any materials that cannot be repurposed are recycled if possible including copper from cabling and any metals from racks and conveyance.
  • Environmentally Safe Disposal of Hazardous Materials: Any hazardous material that cannot be reused or recycled is safely disposed of using EPA standards.
  • Final Site Restoration: All specifications made in rental contracts and agreements are followed through for the final site restoration.
  • IT Asset Disposition (ITAD): Disposing of obsolete or unwanted equipment in a safe and ecologically-responsible manner.

In addition to providing complete Data Center Decommissioning Services, Instor also provides destination site preparation with our Data Center Relocation Services.

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Why Instor?

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we’ve served the data center industry with turnkey infrastructure solutions since 1988. From on-premise to wholesale colocation and retail colocation, we’ve provided innovative solutions for everyone from startups to Fortune 50 companies.

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