Decommission & Secure Data Deletion
The way in which storage assets are decommissioned and disposed of, is crucial to protecting your IP and maintaining regulatory compliance.
Failure to dispose of hardware correctly could cause a number of problems:
- Sensitive data and IP is leaked to criminals or competitors.
- Exposure of customer data could lead to compliancy breaches and Financial penalties.
- Ineffective disposal could breach CSR targets.
- Residual value is lost when assets are disposed of incorrectly.
CDS provide a complete end-to-end decommission and data deletion service to solve these problems. And where decommissioning is being carried out to make room for an upgrade, CDS engineers will work alongside your OEM to make the migration as quick and painless as possible.
Secure removal of hardware and data
CDS offer a full decommissioning service, migrating data, removing hardware and securely deleting unwanted information – freeing your team to focus on other strategic projects.
Assistance with decommissioning projects
When storage hardware ceases to perform a useful service, CDS can assist with every stage of the decommissioning process. Our extensive experience in hardware lifecycle management has been built up over years of working alongside clients to carry out upgrade and decommissioning projects.
Our engineers can help at every stage – drawing up decommissioning plans, migrating and deleting data, physically de-installing hardware, and arranging for secure disposal with a view to recovering costs where possible.
Secure data deletion
To ensure your decommissioning project upholds industry standards and compliance obligations, CDS can carry out a complete secure data deletion project. Our engineers will locate and report on the hardware assets targeted for decommissioning. We then supply a report that outlines our findings, and your options moving forward.
With the hardware assets confirmed and identified, we can carry out secure deletion work to ensure it is removed and put beyond recovery. From destruction of physical disk platters, to software-level formatting, we have a data removal option to meet your needs.
Whether you decide not to redeploy hardware in an SDS-infrastructure, CDS can help you recover the residual value of your assets. Our team of engineers understand the demand for post-warranty hardware, and can source buyers for your unwanted equipment.
As part of the physical de-installation process, CDS will arrange for your unwanted hardware to be transported to its final destination. Using our extensive global logistics network we can transport equipment from your sites to a suitable hardware processing facility. Where we find a buyer for your equipment, we can also arrange for carriage between your site and theirs.