With exponential amounts of information stored, data center decommissioning is one of the most important functions for enterprise IT operations. Data centers store private company information such as passwords, employment records, company research etc., and it is crucial to prioritize data security and efficiency when decommissioning your data center. Below are some things to keep in mind when decommissioning your data center.
First, data center decommissioning can be a tedious, expensive process, and it is important to follow the best practices when handling enterprise data. Working with a certified IT asset management company who provides data center services ensures all data center equipment is properly managed, and that no data breaches occur.
Another consideration is maximizing data center value. Maintaining adequate data center maintenance procedures ensures that all data center equipment is up to date, and decreases the chances of having to upgrade, reducing overall enterprise costs. It is also important to ensure that data and software licenses are backed up to mitigate any hurdles when transferring to new servers.
Last, ensure all practices are in compliance with state and national legislation. To avoid hefty court fees and maintain company reputation, it is in the enterprise’s best interests to stay up to date on industry legal requirements and violation consequences.
When data centers reach the end of their lifecycle and are in need of an immediate upgrade, it is important to find a safe, environmentally responsible ITAD vendor to ensure that your data is secure and proper disposal of all data center equipment.
HOBI International Inc. is R2, RIOS, ISO 14001 certified, and provides the best practices in data center management from installation to end of life services. We put data security and client satisfaction above all else, and guarantee a fully transparent IT asset disposition process that focuses on enhancing a sustainable environment. For more information regarding the HOBI ITAD process, call 877-814-2620 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.