Removal & Recycling
Disposal of storage hardware is time consuming and disruptive – unless you secure the services of expert engineers to assist.
As well as performing data migration and secure deletion, CDS can arrange to have redundant systems disposed of safely, and in an environmentally friendly way.
Our global network of engineers is available to assist with every aspect of the decommissioning and hardware removal process. With more than 5000 engineers in 50+ countries backed by a proven logistics network, we can ensure your equipment is removed and disposed of efficiently.
Secure hardware recycling for CSR compliance
CDS provides a fully audited, environmentally friendly hardware removal and recycling service to help your business achieve its CSR targets without compromising data security
On-site removal and de-installation
Once your data has been securely deleted, our team of on-site engineers will carry out the physical de-installation. Overseen by level 3 OEM-trained experts, local agents work alongside your IT team to ensure that all relevant compliancy standards are upheld.
And for maximum savings, we can manage and carry out the entire de-installation process, freeing up resources that can be used for other strategic projects.
Secure pick-up and transportation
With hardware storage successfully removed from your data centers, the legendary CDS logistics network comes into play. Whether the equipment is destined for resale or recycling, our secure transportation service ensures it arrives at its destination without interference.
By focusing on secure pick-up and delivery, we can guarantee the chain of custody required to maintain compliance demands.
Retired assets may no longer meet your operational needs, but they still retain a residual value. Extensive experience of dealing with storage hardware from a range of vendors – EMC, Dell, NetApp, HPE, Hitachi Vantara, Sun, etc – allows us to accurately assess the resale value of your assets.
With a global network of customers to sell to, we can ensure you unlock all residual value from decommissioned assets. Not only do you realize the maximum return from your original investment, but the cash released through can be reinvested in other strategic projects.
Where assets cannot be resold or reused , CDS can arrange for component-level recycling. Every recycled item is issued with a certificate to prove it has been disposed of properly, in accordance with local and state guidelines.
This evidence can then be presented as proof that the IT department continues to meet its CSR obligations.