We provide decommissioning and data destruction services for all types of data centers. Retired IT equipment is redeployed, sold or recycled. Project plans are created for large projects. Our field technicians work in close coordination with data center employees to ensure equipment is removed while minimizing disruption of concurrent activities.
Data Center Services
Hyperscale Data Center Services
Cloud providers trust SLS to systematically decommission rack servers, blade servers, SANs and data center infrastructure. SLS resourcefully resells surplus equipment and components and responsibly recycles equipment with no remaining useful life. Bulk shredding of hard drives provides a quick, cost effective and secure method to ensure data security.
Edge Data Center Services
At the same time that hyperscale data centers are being constructed to process and store big data, there is a need to keep some data processing capability adjacent to population centers for faster response times. Edge data centers, or MMDCs, provide this proximity. SLS provides turn-key decommissioning of these satellite data centers when they have outlived their useful life.
Colocated Data Center
Let SLS help with rack decommissioning, cage cleanouts, inventory reconciliation, bulk on-site data destruction and final disposition of IT assets. We manage the entire process, strengthening chain-of-custody.
Corporate Data Center Shutdown
As data and processing transitions to the cloud, companies are permanently shutting down their corporate data centers. SLS helps in decommissioning data center equipment, pulling cables and removing any support structure, such as UPS, HVAC equipment and server racks.
We sell used servers and network equipment removed from your data center. Our established resale channels support quick and profitable sales.
SLS offers a range of services for destroying sensitive data at our clients’ data centers. We help you meet regulatory requirements for data protection and avoid penalties for lack of compliance.
Recycling Data Center Equipment
Recognized worldwide for our advanced recycling capabilities, SLS ensures your equipment is recycled in an environmentally compliant manner. Ask about our ability to recycle IT equipment, racks and data center mechanical and electrical infrastructure.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Because we operate in a specialized industry, we frequently are asked questions about the services we offer. View common questions and answers about our services.
We Buy Used Servers and Blades
We stand ready to resell your retired equipment, leveraging our strong reputation and robust network in the secondary market.
On-Site Hard Drive Shredding
Most data centers require data to be destroyed while hard drives and tapes are still in their custody and control. SLS offers data destruction solutions for small and large projects. Our mobile shred trucks destroys thousands of hard drives per day, at the data center.
See How We Do It
We handle it all, including services at the data center, packing and shipping equipment, and reuse and recycling of retired data center equipment. Learn more about our process.
Benefits of Using SLS
Complete decommissioning, data destruction, asset resale and recycling, all from a single vendor. We handle it all, giving you:
- The convenience of working with a single vendor
- Confidence that data is destroyed and inventory is accurately counted
- Advanced refurbishment capabilities which helps increase asset and component reuse, and decrease the need for recycling
- Access to our expert remarketing team and their proven resell program
- Top dollar in resale in the secondary market
- Assurance that your obsolete equipment is recycled responsibly.
- A sustainability success story – the reuse and recycling of electronics decreases demand for resources used to produce new products and reduces landfill volumes
Do you have an upcoming decommissioning project? Download our “Checklist for Selecting a Decommissioning Vendor” for ideas on how to evaluate potential service providers.
Data Center Services
SLS is trusted across the globe for removing, reselling and recycling data center servers and blades. We offer multiple solutions for on-premise data destruction.
See how we can help your data center.