In the next 12 months, it is likely that your organization will be involved in a data center project such as a refresh, consolidation, or a migration. Often, disposition of the decommissioned IT assets is an afterthought. What’s more, the level of ITAD resources and expertise needed are often underestimated.
Tightly-controlled, industry-leading processes that protect your data and brand.
A smart process for redeploy/remarket/recycle decision-making.
Optimal value recovery to help fund new technology initiatives.
Smooth management of the disposition process which reduces delays and downtime.
Our data center deployment team has years of experience managing the complexities and nuances of data center facilities:
DATA SERVICES MINI CASE STUDY
The Apto Advantage
Rapid response and deployment of a specialized team.
Rapid, large-scale data sanitization—10,000 hard drives in less than 4 days.
Proper verification and real-time reporting for compliance.
Smooth execution and maximum value recovery on a complex disposition.
A leading online gaming company had a problem: they were exiting a data center, migrating to a cloud service provider, and most of their resources were dedicated to this critical initiative.
Their original plan was to utilize internal resources for decommissioning, but they quickly realized their policies required services in which they had little knowledge and experience. At that point, they were referred to Apto Solutions.
Apto assessed and scoped out their needs and provided a SOW and quote within 2 days. A specialized data center team was deployed to their colocation facility within 5 days.
Included in the project was on-site data wiping of 10,400 large capacity hard drives. Apto configured their Netswiper data erasure software to perform this simultaneously by utilizing a private network and existing servers. This was completed in less than 4 days.
At completion, reports were generated which provided confirmation of required data wipe, satisfying the internal compliance stakeholders.
The gaming company had also negotiated a sale of a select portion of their servers to another company. The sale did not include hard drives, so it was necessary to sort the equipment and pull hard drives. The Apto team de-racked, palletized, and prepared all servers for shipment back to Apto's processing facility. At that point, the previously sold servers were sorted and prepared for shipment. A portion of the remaining servers were audited, re-configured and tested before being redeployed to another company location.
There were several thousand servers and excess hard drives remaining. After processing, Apto put these assets through their value recovery process, which generated $4.6 million dollars in funds, which were remitted back to the client.
A best-in-class recycling process was utilized for the servers and drives that were determined failed or obsolete.