Iron Mountain secure data center decommissioning

Asset Lifecycle Management

Data center decommissioning

The only way to truly protect your data

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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.

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Data erasure

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.
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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 center 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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Networking gear


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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 center 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.

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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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