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Data Center Decommission



When it’s time to upgrade or remove old servers, Data Slayer can help with the entire process, from providing a value estimate of your servers to picking up and removing servers to erasing all data, reducing your cost of warehousing and offering fair market value for your equipment.


Our team is made up solely of Data Slayer technicians experienced in server liquidation. We manage all of the components including removals, logistics, inventory, reporting, data sanitization and logs. 

Data Slayer is your Single Source Solution for Decommissions

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  • On-site evaluation and scope of work

  • Asset reconciliation

  • Deinstallation of racks, servers, network gear, and cables

  • Buyback options for applicable servers and networking hardware

  • Data sanitization and on-site hard drive shredding

  • Secure chain of custody

  • Responsible recycling

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We Take Security Seriously

Project Start: Prior to any project, a Statement of Work and Certificate of Insurance will be provided.

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Serialization: Data Slayer scans assets and compares to client’s inventory list on-site.

Equipment Transport: Data Slayer employees never leave assets unsupervised- shipping is via a locked box truck. Real time tracking of assets.

Our Facility Standards: Our compliant site sits behind a gated enclosure. Face recognition used for entry, 24/7 monitored alarmed entrance. 

Sanitization Standards: NIST 800-88, Revision 1, Re-verification, non-auditable reports, zero leakage.

Reporting & Logs: Detailed sanitization and e-waste certificates provided. 

A Data Slayer employee will contact you within 1 business day.


What is data center decommissioning?

The removal of hardware, cabling, and racks within a cage.  

Why is data center decommissioning important?

Allows legacy hardware to be replaced by new technology.  The client also receives ROI by Data Slayer on their refreshed hardware.  We'll handle the entire decommission; deracking hardware, cable mining, packaging, shipping, auditing, sanitization or HDD destruction.  A decommission could also take place when a client leaves the data center for the cloud or downsizing.  We add value by purchasing hardware or offering our suite of service.

What are the steps involved in decommissioning a data center?

Deracking hardware, cable mining, packaging, shipping, auditing, sanitization or HDD destruction.

How can you ensure a successful data center decommission?

A detailed SOW prior to any engagement.  Complete Communication between the client & Data Slayer.

What are some common mistakes made during data center decommissioning?

Miscommunication.  There has to be a very clear understanding on all aspects of the project hence a definitive SOW in writing where both parties sign the agreement.

How can you avoid data center decommissioning pitfalls?

A detailed SOW prior to any engagement.  Complete Communication between the client & Data Slayer.

What are some best practices for data center decommissioning?

An experienced team that has extensive knowledge of working within a data center's environment.  An extensive SOW outlining the entire scope of the project.

What challenges does data center decommissioning pose?

No real challenges for an experienced provider like Data Slayer.  Certain elements may be out of our control as in delays accessing the cage, security, chaperones, ticket #s, package ID#s, time restrictions, & loading restrictions.

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