What types of data center equipment does SLS take?

SLS has the depth and breadth to handle a wide range of surplus data center equipment.  We accept whole units and parts, as shown in the data center equipment list below. We resell and recycle IT infrastructure from your data center.

Data Center IT Equipment We Accept

Servers and racks

  • Rack servers
  • Blade servers
  • Server racks
  • Blade server chassis

Storage devices

  • Magnetic hard drives
  • Solid state hard drives
  • Backup tapes
  • Storage arrays
  • Storage area networks (SANs), Network attached storage (NAS)
  • Direct attached storage (DAS)
  • Storage controller
  • Raid controller
  • Storage cabinets


  • Routers
  • Ethernet switches
  • Application delivery controllers/load balancing controllers
  • Network switch gear
  • Firewalls


  • Electric cables
  • Power cables
  • Cat 5/6 network cables
  • Power distribution units
  • Power supply units
  • Fans, heatsinks
  • Universal power supply (UPS)
  • Batteries

Did You Know?

Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS) and Sims Metal, our sister company, work together on data center projects. We are unique in this industry in that we provide solutions for IT equipment, electrical and mechanical systems. SLS provides decommissioning and disposition services for IT equipment, while Sims Metal provides decommissioning and recycling of electrical and mechanical systems.

Working with Sims Metal, our services are particularly useful for complete data center shutdowns and is popular when decommissioning edge data centers.

SLS handles the servers and blades, storage devices, networking and electrical equipment listed above. We also provide secure hard drive destruction services.

Sims Metal processes HVAC equipment, diesel generators, air handlers, containers, server racks and cabling.

All work is performed by field technicians and site personnel to coordinate heavy equipment movement.

Decommissioning Services

SLS offers comprehensive decommissioning services for data centers.

Decommissioning Services

Safeguard Digital Data

How we safeguard data and destroy all types of storage media.

Hard Drive Destruction

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