Data Center Decommissioning

Eliminating physical data security risk, data center downtime and ITAD invoices from technology change events.

Data centers had no real ITAD solution. Until we worked with leading cloud companies to build one.

Before ITRenew, there was no specialized ITAD service built explicitly for the data center. There was no software-driven ITAD service platform that could efficiently decommission entire data center facilities, hundreds of server racks concurrently, or thousands of break-fix RMA hard drives. There was no scalable process to erase mountains of data: onsite, over network and in-rack – with unprecedented speed and erasure success.

There were only traditional ITAD solutions developed decades ago for corporate IT, unable to meet the high-volume, high-capacity, high-security demands for the modern data center.

So, companies were forced to shred valuable hard drives for data security, suffer through data center downtime from lengthy IT refresh, and accept far less than fair market return for their decommissioned IT equipment.

But now, with our expert data center decommissioning services, you can eliminate data security risks at the source – before data breaches can occur. You can decommission massive volumes of data center IT equipment with unrivaled efficiency and accountability. And you can recover maximum residual asset value, with minimum e-waste, and no ITAD invoices. All with bullet-proof auditability for regulatory compliance and indemnification.

Specialized data center ITAD. Battle-tested and guaranteed to deliver.

Our data center decommissioning solution was built from the ground up in close collaboration with the world’s leading cloud companies – to solve their real-world IT decommissioning challenges. For nearly a decade, it has been battle-tested in the most technologically-advanced and access-controlled data center environments the IT world has ever known. And it is now scaled to fit any size and type of data center decommissioning need – with guaranteed results.

Want proof?

Learn how we helped a data hosting customer with one of the world’s largest cloud infrastructures reduce onsite ITAD processing time and labor costs by 80% and generate more than $14 million a year in Total Return savings through our data center decommissioning services.


Data center decommissioning: a different kind of ITAD.

Traditional ITAD services and data erasure tools were never designed for the onsite processing demands of the data center. As a result, the effort to refresh and consolidate data center IT often paralyzes onsite staff, drains budgets, and delays strategic initiatives. ITRenew reinvented ITAD for the data center. We developed our own enterprise-grade data sanitization and IT asset management software platform, Teraware, and integrated it into all aspects of our IT asset recovery and disposition service delivery. So, we can help you in ways generic ITAD providers simply cannot.

Eliminate Data Security Risk

Eliminate Data Security Risk

Don’t just mitigate data security risk, eliminate data breach exposure altogether. With Teraware, erase data onsite: from every type of hard drive including solid-state (SSD), in server rack, and with 100% sector-level verification and Certificate of Sanitization. At the same time, account for every serialized hard drive – and destroy any storage media that cannot be erased – before any IT equipment ever leaves your data center, ensuring 100% auditable certainty.

Escape IT Refresh Logjams

Escape IT Refresh Logjams

Keep your data center running at peak performance during IT refresh, consolidation, and decommission. Our data center specialists are trained to navigate stringent onsite security protocols and operate efficiently within tight physical space and strict timeframes. Plus, our Teraware-driven platform provides infinite scalability and enables systematic, concurrent rack-level processing, which frees up valuable IT resources and data center floor space for revenue generation.

Maximize IT Asset Value Recovery

Maximize Value Recovery

Get the maximum return on your decommissioned IT. This starts with Teraware’s ITAD industry-best 95+% erasure success rate, which preserves hard drive resale value. It continues with our data center hardware remarketing expertise, specialized direct-to-end user global channels, and ability to control secondary market pricing with huge asset volumes. Combined with low COGS, we deliver the highest net proceeds – so you’ll never pay an ITAD invoice again.

ITAD scaled to fit for data center decommissioning.

While our onsite IT decommissioning and data erasure solution was created for hyperscale data centers, it can be optimized for any size cloud environment, any volume of IT assets, or any security requirement. We can meet your needs whether you operate company-owned data centers or colocation facilities, or if they are located regionally or around the world. We can also provide long-term enterprise support or for a one-time IT decommissioning or data erasure project, even if you already have an existing ITAD service provider in place.

  • IT asset auditing including systematic network discovery and serialized reconciliation of IT inventory, ITAM system data feed

  • Certified data sanitization with digital signature verifying data erasure and host-to-disk configurations for in-transit security and chain-of-custody control

  • Mobile hard drive shredding with Certificate of Destruction

  • IT equipment appraisals and fair market valuation

  • Online scheduling, de-install, pick, and pack

  • Technician security clearance and access protocol

  • High-security options: dedicated trucks and background-checked drivers, GPS tracking, sealed truck loads, serialized reconciliation upon receipt

  • Infinite scalability for in-rack or loose drive data erasure

  • Custom-designed for asset types and volume

  • 100% sector-verified auditability

  • Specialized direct-to-end user global channels for mass volume data center IT equipment

  • Sell hardware in whole or as components to optimize value

  • Expert IT asset repair, reconditioning, and upgrades

  • White label hard drive remarketing program

  • Global network with online and retail storefronts, localized remarketers

  • DIY data sanitization including Teraware and Terabot solutions custom-configured for IT asset types and data erasure volume

  • IT equipment RMA, trade-in, and lease return management

  • IT hardware redeployments and charitable donations

  • Recertified used IT hardware sales and configuration services

  • Inventory management, warehousing, and hot spare deployments

  • Certificates of: Receipt, Sanitization, Destruction, and Recycling

  • IT asset reconciliation, disposal, and revenue share reports