Iron Mountain secure data center decommissioning

Asset Lifecycle Management

Data Centre Decommissioning

Securely decommission and dispose of your data-bearing hard drives (HDD), servers and network.

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Safe, secure, and sustainable data centre decommissioning

Are you figuring out how to securely destroy your hard drives and servers? When the time comes to move or retire data-bearing IT assets from your data centres, it’s absolutely critical to securely and efficiently decommission those assets.

It’s the only way to truly protect your data.

Iron Mountain Singapore offers a comprehensive solution to your data centre decommissioning woes. Our data centre decommissioning service includes hard drive (HDD) degaussing and destruction, server recycling, and network, system, and server decommissioning. Our highly experienced team will ensure all data is securely destroyed and impossible to recover, and equipment is responsibly disposed of, be it through remarketing to recover maximum value, recycling to minimise environmental impact, or discarded in compliance with relevant regulations.

With decades of information management experience under our belt, you can rest assured that your data and equipment will be handled with utmost care and security.

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How we can help


Data erasure

Reduce disruption, minimise environmental impacts, and increase recovery value by comprehensively sanitising every data-bearing device. Decommission even the largest data centers up to 10 times faster, and virtually eliminate the risk of data loss.
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IT asset remarketing

Recover maximum value and drive return on investment (ROI) with Iron Mountain’s industry-leading asset remarketing capabilities.
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Environmentally responsible dispositioning

Ensure all decommissioning activities adhere to industry best practices and regulatory compliance for environmental impact and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).
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Secure chain of custody

Identify and track every serialized asset with multiple checkpoints and secure logistics, from client sites to world-class processing centers.
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A deeper dive into our data centre decommissioning process

A deeper dive into Iron Mountain’s data center decommissioning process.

What we process

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Storage systems and devices

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Customer success story: hyperscale services provider 


Arrival of new servers and storage, which were rapidly losing value while waiting for installation, placed a premium on accelerating decommissioning for this hyperscale services provider. While the nature of the business mandated maximum data security, the provider needed return on investment from asset remarketing to help fund increased tech refreshes. 


Iron Mountain’s custom data centre decommissioning services safely, securely, and efficiently executed comprehensive data erasure, uninstallation, removal, and secure shipment of equipment to state-of-the-art processing facilities for remarketing.


All racks were data-free and ready to be wheeled out four days after the project started. All assets were removed from the client site within 14 days. 

Remarketing the retired assets netted the client several million dollars, helping to close budget gaps.

By the numbers

  • 297 racks
  • 121,893 drives (HDD, SSD, flash cards)
  • 100% of drives erased or securely destroyed, with certification
  • Data elimination complete in 4 days
  • All racks removed in 2 weeks
  • Client proceeds: $4.4M
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Frequently asked questions about iron mountain data centre decommissioning

What services are included in data centre decommissioning?

Data centre decommissioning includes, but is not limited to, the following services:

  • hard drive (HDD) degaussing, destruction, and disposal
  • server recycling and decommissioning
  • system decommissioning
  • network decommissioning
Can the data be recovered?

All data is destroyed using industry-standard methods during data centre decommissioning and cannot be recovered.

What happens to the equipment after decommissioning?

Equipment is either remarketed to recover maximum value, recycled to minimise environmental impact, or discarded in compliance with relevant regulations.

How long does the data centre decommissioning process take?

Timelines to a data centre decommissioning depends on several factors such as the volume of IT assets to be decommissioned, the extensiveness of your IT asset management list or tracking mechanism, the requirements around your industry standards, local regulations and internal policies, and your internal readiness for decommissioning. Speak to our expert to find out more.

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