Data Center Services

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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.

Decommissioning Services
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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.

Cloud Services

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.

Edge Data Center Services

Colocation 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.

Colocation Data Center Services

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.

Data Center Shut Down
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Infrastructure Reuse

We sell used servers and network equipment removed from your data center. Our established resale channels support quick and profitable sales.

Selling Your Equipment

Data Destruction

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.

Data Destruction Services
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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.

Recycling Services

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.

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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.

Data Destruction Services

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.

How We Do It

Benefits of Using SLS

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Complete decommissioning, data destruction, asset resale and recycling, all from a single vendor.  We handle it all, giving you:

Decommissioning Checklist

Do you have an upcoming decommissioning project? Download our “Checklist for Selecting a Decommissioning Vendor” for ideas on how to evaluate potential service providers.

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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.

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