The Ultimate Server Recycling Option

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Posted on Friday, April 5, 2019

Disposing of unwanted server hardware and disk arrays has always been something of a headache. A combination of local environmental regulations and corporate social responsibility targets means that machines cannot be sent to the landfill. Similarly, a lack of physical real-estate rules out keeping unused systems in storage indefinitely. Neither of these options is particularly popular with the CFO either; unused assets may sit on the company balance sheet for years.

Normally, we would recommend keeping servers and storage arrays in service for as long as possible. But eventually your computing needs will outstrip capabilities and those systems will have to be retired.

Fortunately, there is a third option that can meet your environmental responsibilities and appease the CFO.

Unlocking residual value from your hardware

Here at CDS we operate a global logistics network, delivering vital spare parts to our clients almost anywhere in the world. And to ensure we can send the parts you need, we hold millions of dollars-worth of OEM-approved spares at all times. 

To make this happen, we are constantly on the hunt for ‘new’ parts to replenish our stock. We will always consider purchasing unwanted servers and disk arrays so they can be dismantled, and the components recycled through reuse. Our customers rely on systems from Dell EMC, HPE, NetApp, IBM, Sun/Oracle, and Hitachi Vantara (among others), and there is a steady demand for spares from post-warranty systems.

By selling unwanted assets to CDS, you unlock residual value in the form of cash. You are then free to re-invest in replacement systems or any other strategic project that requires additional funding, which will certainly please your CFO.

To learn more about our storage recycling and remarketing services, please get in touch.

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