Asset Lifecycle Management
Data center decommissioning
The only way to truly protect your data
Safe, secure, and sustainable data center decommissioning
When the time comes to move or retire data-bearing IT assets from your data centers, it’s absolutely critical to securely and efficiently decommission those assets.
Iron Mountain's holistic approach to data center decommissioning
The world's leading cloud service providers, data centre operators, and enterprises partner with Iron Mountain to unlock untapped potential and value from their outbound hardware. Learn more about our integrated approach that protects your data, maximises your financial returns and reduces environmental impact
How we can help
Reduce disruption, minimize environmental impacts, and increase recovery value by comprehensively sanitizing every data-bearing device. Decommission even the largest data centers up to 10 times faster, and virtually eliminate the risk of data loss.
IT asset remarketing
Recover maximum value and drive return on investment (ROI) with Iron Mountain’s industry-leading asset remarketing capabilities.
Environmentally responsible dispositioning
Ensure all decommissioning activities adhere to industry best practices and regulatory compliance for environmental impact and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).
Secure chain of custody
Identify and track every serialized asset with multiple checkpoints and secure logistics, from client sites to world-class processing centers.
A deeper dive into our data center decommissioning process
What we process
Storage systems and devices
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Data center decommissioning: Hyperscale-grade audit compliance checklist
From erasing and shredding drives to recycling or reselling racks, servers, and other equipment, Iron Mountain maintains a fully traceable audit trail – ensuring end-to-end compliance during data center decommissioning.
Data center decommissioning best practices report
For data center operators, expert decommissioning is a must. Remaining a leader in technology innovation and efficiency means frequently refreshing both hardware and infrastructure, even as complexity and variety of those refreshes continue to grow.
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