An often-overlooked portion of the lifecycle management process for IT hardware is the final disposition of the hardware. McCollister’s Technical Services (MTS) offers many solutions to facilitate the decommissioning and disposal of the assets in question.
MTS offers a variety of services to satisfy all customer IT equipment decommissioning and IT facility requirements. MTS will de-install, de-commission, and safely dispose of any electronic asset inside a customer facility. Environmentally-friendly processes are used in accordance with proper E-Waste guidelines, and all equipment that is disposed of in the E-Waste process will receive an official Certificate of Destruction, with an included inventory list detailed to the asset level.
Data Center / IT Asset Decommission Services Summary
Arguably the most important asset to any organization is the data contained on its IT hardware and Enterprise Storage systems. In recent years, a number of leaks and breaches in data security have highlighted the importance of management, secure handling, and secure data destruction from all Data Storage Media, be it an archive tape library, SAN or NAS storage arrays, server storage, security system data, cloud storage, end-user equipment, or any ‘loose’ media that contains sensitive information.
The McCollister’s Technical Services (MTS) team is very aware of the risks and liabilities posed by data breaches to companies and their customers and the potential penalties and loss-of-business associated with such infractions. MTS offers an array of fully customize-able onsite and offsite solutions to handle all customer requirements for secure data disposal.
Data Elimination Processes
Degauss Standards and Compliance
Media and Processes
Onsite Portable Shredding Services
Process Flow for Specific Engagements
Case #1: "Hard Disks Failed and/or Retired Inside Data Center and Currently being Stockpiled"
Solution: McCollister’s deploys onsite portable degaussing equipment and onsite portable shredding equipment. Trained and Experienced McCollister’s Technicians provide Inventory Service, Degauss Media and Shred Media Onsite. McCollister’s truck then transports E-Waste to a Certified E-Waste disposal company for Incineration and Final Disposal, including Certificates of Degauss and Destruction.
Case #2: "Data Center Decommission and Equipment Disposal/Re-Sale. US D.o.D. Compliant Software Data Wipe Required"
Solution: McCollister’s deploys Onsite Portable Data Eradication machine and software. Servers and storage arrays are ‘Direct-Attached” and processed internally, and any loose Disk Drives are processed in McCollister’s Equipment. Disk Drives that fail 2X the software wipe will be degaussed and physically impaired onsite. Equipment and Disk Drives that are set for Disposal will be degaussed and physically destroyed onsite, and then transported offsite for Final Disposal. Certificates of Software Data Wipe, Degauss, and Physical Destruction included.