Teraware Erasure Software is Validated by ADISA to Erase Both SSDs and HDDs at Test Level 2

Teraware data sanitization software passes forensic ADISA Product Claims Test on most challenging lineup of storage media, earns 17 certificates

ITRenew, an industry leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD), data security and data center decommissioning services, today announced that its Teraware data erasure platform has again passed the ADISA Claims Test process. Teraware is the only software to have passed Test Level 2 of the ADISA Threat Matrix for the sanitization of both solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) beyond forensic recovery. With 17 active ADISA claims tests in total, ITRenew Teraware holds more certificates than all other products combined. Read more

eraware is Only Software Validated by ADISA to Erase Both SSDs and HDDs at Test Level 2

Teraware data sanitization software passes forensic ADISA Product Claims Test on most challenging lineup of storage media, earns 17 certificates

ITRenew, an industry leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD), data security and data center decommissioning services, today announced that its Teraware data erasure platform has again passed the ADISA Claims Test process. Teraware is the only software to have passed Test Level 2 of the ADISA Threat Matrix for the sanitization of both solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) beyond forensic recovery. With 17 active ADISA claims tests in total, ITRenew Teraware holds more certificates than all other products combined.

“This latest round of ADISA testing revalidates Teraware’s position as the de facto solution for enterprise-grade data sanitization,” said Aidin Aghamiri, vice president of corporate strategy at ITRenew. “Teraware has passed the most stringent, forensic-level testing on the latest and greatest storage technology that is prevalent within data centers and throughout the IT enterprise of Fortune 500 businesses. We feel the results speak for themselves.”

In October 2014, ITRenew’s Teraware became the first software certified by the ADISA claims test to erase SSDs at a forensic level. The latest ADISA testing, which was carried out by Professor Andrew Blyth, Head of Information Security at the University of South Wales, validates Teraware’s ability to overwrite both SDD and HDD hard drive data to protect from forensic attack equivalent to Test Level 2 of the ADISA Threat Matrix.

“The ADISA Claims Test enables those companies who provide data sanitization tools to have third-party validation that the claims they make are true,” said Steve Mellings, ADISA CEO. “ITRenew has submitted a larger sample size to the testing process than any other organization.”

Teraware’s ADISA certificates cover sanitizing all hard drives found in a data center. This includes SSDs and HDDs with every type of drive interface including SATA, SAS, Fibre Channel and NVMe. In addition, they cover the broadest range of storage technology including NAND and PCI-based flash storage, shingled magnetic recording (SMR), high-capacity, 4k advanced sector format and helium filled. According to Matt Mickelson, ITRenew director of product management, Teraware’s testing diversity provides corporations with the greatest assurance of data erasure compatibility.

“You don’t see high-capacity and helium drives on certification lists for good reason – because they’re far more challenging to erase, particularly at a forensic level,” said Mickelson. “But this is the technology mix our customers have in-production at their data centers, so we wouldn’t be serving their best interests if we were to limit our product testing range. Plus, we’re always up for a good challenge.”

ITRenew will be demonstrating Teraware data erasure software capabilities in Booth #2 at the IAITAM ACE Conference, May 2-4 in Las Vegas. Mickelson will also present It’s Your Data: Erase it When, and Where, You Want on Wednesday, May 3rd at 10:00 AM PST.

About ITRenew Teraware

Teraware has been adopted by the world’s largest cloud companies as the default data erasure solution for enterprise-grade data sanitization. Recognized by Gartner as a competitive differentiator, Teraware guarantees 100 percent sector-verified erasure, has an industry-best 95-plus percent erasure success rate and is used to sanitize more than four million drives a year.

About ITRenew

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, ITRenew supports the onsite data erasure and data center decommissioning needs of some of the most large-scale, data-rich, privacy-obsessed organizations on the planet. Our technology-driven approach streamlines traditional ITAD processes to deliver superior data and asset security, value recovery and IT sustainability. ITRenew was designated a Visionary in the Magic Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide and named to the 2016 Inc. 5000, finishing among the top 10 percent of all ranked companies in gross revenues.

Channeling Growth: ITRenew Taps Data Center and IT Veteran to Lead Global Sales Initiatives

ITRenew, an industry leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD) services and data sanitization software for large-scale data center decommissioning, today announced that it has hired Jim Harris as Vice President of Global Sales. Harris, who brings more than a decade experience managing sales programs for the world’s largest hardware, software and data center service providers, will oversee direct sales and channel development to help ITRenew grow its data center services business. Harris previously served as Director of Channel Sales at Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center solutions.

“We’re very excited to add someone with Jim’s experience in data center, sales and channel development,” said Aidin Aghamiri, vice president of corporate strategy at ITRenew. “We’ve long believed that, as an ITAD company, data center was the place to be. We built our solution specifically for data center, and our global network around major data center hubs. We’re confident Jim is the right person to take our specialized solutions to the rapidly-expanding data center market.”

The global data center market is projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of nearly 11% through 2020, according to a Beam Research report. The global data center solution market will grow to $32.30 billion by 2020, up from $18.56 billion in 2015, as estimated by MarketsandMarkets.

Market opportunity that comes as no surprise to Harris. “I’ve bore witness to the growth in data center, where the enormous amount of data being generated, stored and processed daily is continuously driving technological advancements,” said Harris. “No company is better positioned to capitalize on the backside of frequent IT refresh in the data center than ITRenew. We have a bullet-proof approach to manage the data securely, we have established global markets to remarket equipment at top dollar and we have the most flexible technology platform to service the largest client installations and any channel deployment.”

Harris will oversee sales of ITRenew’s ITAD services, onsite data security services and data erasure products. This includes ITRenew Teraware, a proprietary data sanitization and asset management software platform, and ITRenew Terabot, a line of do-it-yourself data erasing machines. These products deliver an industry-best 95-plus percent success rate and reduce erasure processing time by 80 percent, allowing equipment to be decommissioned quickly and freeing up valuable data center floorspace. For more information, download this case study.

“I look forward to bringing channel partner expertise into our client’s data center IT refresh activity,” said Harris. “I believe the relationships that I’ve established with other data center service providers will help make the data security and hardware decommissioning process all that much smoother for customers.”

Prior to Digital Realty, Harris led sales programs for Cisco Systems, VMware, Intel and others while at MarketStar Corporation, directing sales operations and more than 160 sales executives.

About ITRenew

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, ITRenew supports the onsite data erasure and data center decommissioning needs of some of the most large-scale, data-rich, privacy-obsessed organizations on the planet. Our technology-driven approach streamlines traditional ITAD processes to deliver superior data and asset security, value recovery and IT sustainability. We have been recognized by Gartner as Visionaries in the Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide and were named to the 2016 Inc. 5000, finishing among the top 10 percent of all companies ranked in gross revenues.

ITRenew Receives ADISA Certification at Distinction Level for Data and Asset Security

Ensures company is managing customer IT assets in accordance with best practices and utilizing an independently-verified data sanitization tool

ITRenew, an industry leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD) services and data sanitization products, today announced that it has achieved ADISA certification at seven of its processing facilities in the United States, Canada and Europe. ADISA, the Asset Disposal & Information Security Alliance, is the leading accreditation body for the ITAD industry. The ADISA standard measures a company’s capability to provide secure IT asset recovery and data sanitization services to businesses, and includes a stringent, multi-layered auditing process. ITRenew passed audits with distinction across its North American operations.

“ADISA certification is particularly strategic to ITRenew,” said Aidin Aghamiri, vice president of corporate strategy at ITRenew. “It gives customers confidence knowing that our tools and processes consistently and effectively protect their sensitive data and account for IT assets throughout the disposition process. But the standard also recognizes that a physical destruction policy is merely preventative, and not prescriptive of ensuring optimal data security, financial and environmental outcomes. Thus, it helps align service providers and corporate policy makers in a shared mission for best practices that not only eliminate risk, but promote reuse. Which is where ITRenew truly excels.”

According to Aghamiri, sanitizing data at the point of hardware decommission is the best practice and most effective strategy. However, many companies have been forced to adopt a physical destruction policy due to the lack of reliability, efficiency and scalability in sanitization technologies, particularly within data center and hyperscaled IT environments where ITRenew specializes. ITRenew developed Teraware, a proprietary data sanitization and asset management platform, to overcome these obstacles.

Teraware provides 100 percent sector-level verification and can erase tens of thousands of hard drives simultaneously in-cabinet, reducing erasure processing time by 80 percent. The software consistently achieves a 95-plus percent data erasure success rate, compared to only 50-60 percent from other commonly-used erasure tools. This preserves considerably more hard drives for reuse, while eliminating destruction costs.

“Technology has changed dramatically in the past decade, yet attitudes toward IT disposal have not,” said Steve Mellings, founder of ADISA. “The business process needs to be viewed not as a waste stream, but as an extension of the in-life asset and information security policy. That, when controlled through an intelligent asset management policy, and utilizing an erasure tool like Teraware, can decrease risk and increase reuse to create both financial and social benefits.”

ITAD certification is not the only accreditation ITRenew has received from ADISA. Through an ADISA Claims Test Method (ACT) carried out by the University of South Wales in October 2014, Teraware became the first solution to pass Risk Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 (High) and Test Levels 1 and 2 for the forensic-level sanitization of solid-state drives (SSDs). “At this time, Teraware remains the only product which has successfully been tested to this level through the ADISA Claims Test process,” said Mellings.

Teraware is also an asset management solution. The software will systematically discover and reconcile every serialized hard drive, and document the parent-child relationship, before equipment leaves the customer site, eliminating breach remediation events for inventory discrepancies. The software is additionally used to power Terabot™, a line of do-it-yourself data erasure machines ITRenew recently introduced.

About ITRenew

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, ITRenew has pioneered a revolutionary software-driven approach to ITAD that streamlines traditional processes while delivering superior financial returns and security for enterprise data. ITRenew was the first ITAD service provider to develop its own proprietary data sanitization platform, Teraware, which has been recognized by Gartner as a competitive differentiator. Teraware is the only software to be certified to erase solid-state drives (SSDs) at a forensic level. ITRenew specializes in complete lifecycle management for enterprise IT, mobile and data center equipment, processing millions of IT assets through a global network of company-owned facilities that are 100 percent dedicated to ITAD services.

Iron Mountain And ITRenew To Offer Secure It Asset Disposition To U.S. Government Agencies

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 30TH, 2016 – As U.S. Federal agencies plan to replace outdated technology equipment, it becomes increasingly important to deploy IT asset disposition (ITAD) programs that ensure data security and provide e-waste recycling and value recovery services. To help address this growing challenge, Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management, and ITRenew , a leader in IT lifecycle management, today announced a partnership that combines ITRenew’s ITAD software and services with Iron Mountain’s secure chain of custody and logistics to serve government entities and federal agencies across the U.S.

Iron Mountain’s end-to-end Secure IT Asset Disposition service enables agencies to safely and securely dispose of their equipment, including PCs and laptops, servers, hard drives and mobile devices, with the peace of mind that such disposal complies with applicable data security and e-waste disposal regulations. Through the combination of Iron Mountain and ITRenew, outdated government IT equipment will be securely transported and tracked through Iron Mountain’s secure chain of custody and delivered to ITRenew’s refurbishing and recycling facilities. ITRenew’s ITAD processing services will include 100 percent sector-verified data erasure, asset remarketing, R2-certified recycling and regulation compliance reporting. Data erasure will be performed with Teraware, ITRenew’s proprietary data sanitization platform.

“Our relationship with ITRenew offers Federal agencies a unique combination of secure logistics and environmentally-sustainable IT asset disposition and remarketing, with Teraware – their industry leading data erasure and asset management workflow platform,” said John Sharpe, general manager of Secure IT Asset Disposition at Iron Mountain. “Federal agencies are facing many of the same IT asset disposition challenges as the private sector, made more complicated by both the nature of the data stored on the equipment and the stringent regulations surrounding the storage and destruction of that data. The combination of ITRenew’s powerful software, services that are ADISA certified for data sanitization at a forensic level, and Iron Mountain’s reputation as the trusted guardian of our customers’ most important assets will deliver peace of mind to Federal agencies. They will know that their data and IT assets are managed and disposed of properly and safely.”

“This is a natural fit between two industry leaders, leveraging each other’s strengths to fill a market need,” said Aidin Aghamari, vice president of corporate strategy, ITRenew. “ITRenew has the national footprint, scalable architecture and remarketing expertise necessary to process anything from PCs to mobile devices to mass-storage devices with equal levels of security, efficiency and value recovery.”

This joint service offering will enable Federal agencies to:

  • Customize a secure IT asset recovery and environmentally sustainable disposition solution to fit their needs.
  • Reclaim value from viable retired equipment, in which assets are wiped clean of sensitive data for a certificate of sanitization, then tested, repaired and resold.
  • Leverage proven processes that ensure sensitive data will not get into the wrong hands and that it has been certifiably destroyed according to DoD NISPOM and NIST standards – either electronically via ITRenew’s
  • Teraware software or physically destroyed.
  • Maintain environmental responsibility by working with an R2 certified recycler, in which electronic waste is disposed of properly to repurpose materials for future use.

About ITRenew

Based in Silicon Valley, ITRenew specializes in complete lifecycle management for enterprise IT, mobile and data center equipment, processing millions of IT assets through a network of company-owned facilities. The independently-owned company has been recognized by Gartner as a Visionary in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide.* Teraware, ITRenew’s proprietary data sanitization and asset management platform, has been adopted by the world’s largest cloud companies and is used to erase more than four million hard drives a year. Through an ADISA Claims Test, Teraware is the only solution to be certified to erase solid-state drives at a forensic level and has been recognized by Gartner as a competitive differentiator. All ITRenew facilities are 100 percent dedicated to ITAD services and have been R2, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified for secure asset recovery and data sanitization, environmental management, quality and occupational health and safety.

About Iron Moutain

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 220,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain’s real estate network comprises more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 45 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management , data management , document management , data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding, helping organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.

ITRenew Partners with Retire-IT to Bolster Chain-of-Custody for IT Asset Disposition

Partnership integrates Retire-IT disposal tags with ITRenew secure IT asset recovery

ITRenew, an industry leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD) services and data sanitization software, today announced that it will offer Retire-IT Certified Chain-of-Custody to enrich its data and asset security solution.

“ITRenew works with some of the most data-centric, privacy-obsessed companies on the planet, where security and transparency in asset recovery are paramount,” says Aidin Aghamiri, ITRenew’s vice president of corporate strategy. “Integrating Retire-IT technology into our solution platform further enhances our ability to deliver bullet-proof, audit-proof security and chain-of-custody throughout disposition, so that clients not only meet, but exceed, their compliance requirements.”

ITRenew, a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide, was founded upon a Silicon Valley culture of innovation. The company has worked collaboratively with its clients to pioneer a revolutionary ITAD solution for the high-volume, high-capacity needs of today’s cloud-intense IT infrastructures. Retire-IT is the leading ITAD chain-of-custody specialist. Retire-IT tracking software automates rules-based inventory reconciliation to instantly verify asset custody. Retire-IT pioneered disposal tags to deter employee theft and establish unbroken chain-of-custody of retired equipment.

Through Teraware, ITRenew’s proprietary data sanitization software, clients can perform 100% sector-verified erasure of data onsite, including forensic-level sanitization of solid-state drives(SSDs). Additionally, the software will discover the exact configuration details of the equipment being recovered, including the serial numbers for every loose or in-cabinet hard drive, so that inventory variances can be reconciled before assets ever leave the client’s facility. The Retire-IT disposal tags provide third-party verification that what was received at the ITRenew facility for processing precisely matches what was recovered, and ensures that chain-of-custody was preserved in-transit.

“ITRenew is committed to continuous innovation in all aspects of ITAD,” said Tyler Parks, VP of Retire-IT. “As a visionary, ITRenew understands the importance of transparency and independent verification. By providing third-party verification and effective tools, ITRenew is bringing improvement to chain-of-custody by helping clients satisfy privacy requirements.”

About ITRenew

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, ITRenew has pioneered a revolutionary software-driven approach to ITAD that streamlines traditional processes while delivering superior financial returns and security for enterprise data. As the first ITAD service provider to develop its own proprietary, enterprise-class data sanitization platform, ITRenew can easily customize solutions to meet the needs of its customers using a single workflow regardless of drive type or operating system. ITRenew specializes in complete lifecycle management for enterprise IT, mobile and data center equipment, processing millions of IT assets through more than 15 company-owned and operated facilities strategically located across five continents.

About Retire-IT

Retire-IT is a consulting firm that specializes in quality control and effective management of ITAD. Retire-IT tracking software automates rules-based inventory reconciliation to instantly verify asset custody. Retire-IT pioneered disposal tags to deter employee theft and establish unbroken chain-of-custody of unwanted equipment.

ITRenew Launches Terabot Line of DIY Data Erasing Machines Powered by Teraware

Products give customers the control to certifiably erase data and reconcile serialized inventory onsite to protect against data breach

ITRenew, an industry leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD) services and data sanitization software, today announced the release of Terabot™, a line of do-it-yourself data erasing machines that are powered by ITRenew’s enterprise-grade Teraware data sanitization and asset management software. These self-contained data erasing products provide IT departments the internal means to sanitize data from nearly any type of IT asset onsite.

“Erasing data onsite is the best, most auditable form of data security, but for many companies it has become an impractical reality,” said Aidin Aghamiri, vice president of corporate strategy at ITRenew. “ITRenew solved that problem with Teraware and our onsite services. Now with Terabot, we’ve taken it one step further by putting the power to erase in the hands of the customer, providing both the software and the hardware utility to do it themselves, wherever or whenever it makes sense to.”

Terabot comes in a variety of products for different applications. Each is configurable based on the type of assets, sizes and volume of drives, and the capacity of data. The initial product line includes:

  • Break-Fix Terabot. Specifically configured for erasing loose hard drives. It can be optimized for volumes of homogenous drives or for any array of types and sizes.
  • Mass Decom Terabot. Designed for data center and large IT campus environments to simultaneously erase an infinite number of hard drives in-cabinet.
  • All-in-One Terabot. A mobile, ultra-flexible unit that can be used to erase anything from single drives to entire racks of data center servers.

Terabots can be built in half rack or full rack configuration and equipped with a crushing system to destroy hard drives that cannot be erased – on the spot, providing closed-loop accountability. A Certificate of Sanitization (CoS) is provided for each drive erased; a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) for every drive destroyed. However, according to Matt Mickelson, director of product management at ITRenew, the latter is rare.

“Teraware has an industry-best 95-plus percent erasure success rate, including failed drives that have been pulled from production,” said Mickelson. “On straight decommission jobs, we consistently see rates of 99-plus percent. With sector-level verification of erasure of every fragment of data, the customer gets the very best data security but also preserves the drive for resale, reuse or return for RMA credit, a huge financial consideration for larger IT enterprises.”

Because every Terabot is powered by Teraware software, they come with enhanced functionality, including:

  • Discovery and reconciliation. Teraware will discover serialized assets and reconcile against an inventory list. This built-in checks and balances feature ensures that all assets are accounted for before leaving a facility, preventing breach remediation.
  • Erasure signature. Teraware will write an encrypted, random signature to the drive that certifies its sanitization, which can then be verified when received at an ITRenew facility and eliminate the need for redundant erasure.
  • Remote management. Erasure jobs can be created and managed remotely, allowing administrators to control the sanitization process from any location.
  • Asset management. Teraware discovers complete hardware configurations including the make and model, processor, memory and the number, type and size of all hard drives, which can be uploaded to asset management repositories along with the CoS or CoD for full auditability.

According to Aghamiri, Terabot was designed with ITRenew’s corporate customers in mind, but is also useful for government entities, IT service providers, electronics manufacturers and retailers or any business that handles data-bearing equipment.

“All companies have piles of old equipment tucked away. Every data center has loose drives collecting in cages,” said Aghamiri. “It’s because there hasn’t been a practical onsite solution. Companies will often wait until the pile is substantial enough to justify bringing a vendor onsite. But all the while data is at risk, equipment is depreciating in value and hard drives under warranty often expire and the RMA credit opportunity is lost. Terabot addresses the time, cost and security equation of erasing data onsite, in-house.”

About ITRenew

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, ITRenew has pioneered a revolutionary software-driven approach to ITAD that streamlines traditional processes while delivering superior financial returns and security for enterprise data. ITRenew was the first ITAD service provider to develop its own proprietary data sanitization platform, Teraware, which has been recognized by Gartner as a competitive differentiator. Teraware is the only software to be certified to erase solid-state drives (SSDs) at a forensic level. ITRenew specializes in complete lifecycle management for enterprise IT, mobile and data center equipment, processing millions of IT assets through a global network of company-owned facilities that are 100 percent dedicated to ITAD services.

ITRenew Announces Innovation Center Opening

Operation is 100 percent dedicated to innovative development for optimizing data sanitization and reusable yield from decommissioned IT equipment

ITRenew, an industry leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD) services and data sanitization software, today announced the opening of its Innovation Center in Sioux City, Iowa. An R&D facility and data security think tank, the center’s core charter is to intimately understand – and stay ahead of – the various technologies that storage manufacturers develop and customers deploy in order to ensure compatibility with Teraware, ITRenew’s proprietary data sanitization and asset management platform.

“Innovation is the cornerstone of everything we do; it’s part of our DNA,” said Aidin Aghamiri, vice president of corporate strategy at ITRenew. “ITRenew was the first ITAD service provider to develop an enterprise-grade platform that solved data erasure challenges in the most hyperscaled IT environments, so being the first to have a team and facility 100 percent dedicated to its continued success only seems fitting.”

According to Matt Mickelson, director of product management at ITRenew and Innovation Center commander, incompatibility is the primary cause of erasure failure. Therefore, he and his team work closely with storage manufacturers from the earliest stages to ensure Teraware can handle anything they build, now and into the future.

“Our process starts before anyone else in the industry is even thinking about data security – during manufacture,” said Mickelson. “We have a truly collaborative relationship with OEMs, where they seek out our advice so storage devices are designed with sanitization in mind, and we in turn are continually refining our software to be compatible with not only current technology, but the very bleeding edge – sometimes years before it ever hits the open market.”

A commitment to innovation and collaboration has propelled Teraware to many firsts, among them: being the first to support multiple-vendor solid-state drive (SSD) sanitization for SAS, SATA, FC, PCI-E and NVMe storage devices; and, through an ADISA Claims Test conducted in October 2014, being the first (and still only) software to have been certified to erase SSDs at a forensic level.

But, according to Mickelson, Teraware development isn’t their only charter. The Center is actively involved in:

  • Custom-configuring hardware/software data sanitization solutions to optimize performance for each particular environment based on the type and volume of assets.
  • Custom software development for asset management functionality and integration with customer systems.
  • Real-time job monitoring to troubleshoot onsite erasure issues before drives are destroyed.
  • Developing diagnostics tools and stress-testing techniques to assess remaining service life of assets and optimize reusable yield.
  • Re-engineering Open Compute Project(OCP) systems as they come out of service for broader utilization and optimal value recovery.

The Innovation team is also working on the next-generation release of Teraware, which is scheduled for later this year. The new version will include a major architectural redesign to support cloud-based distribution. ITRenew will demonstrate a beta version in Booth #107 at the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit, Sept. 19-21 in Grapevine Texas.

“ITRenew is very different from others in our industry in that we are both an ITAD service provider and a software developer,” said Aghamiri. “Most others simply re-license third-party tools from developers who aren’t in the field servicing customer assets of every type, on an everyday basis, and the tools themselves are limiting. By integrating our software into the service, we create limitless flexibility and scale for our customers, and can also extend the software functionality beyond erasure to plug gaps in traditional ITAD processes. That’s a direct byproduct of innovation.”

About ITRenew’s Teraware

Teraware, a market-disrupting data security solution, was developed by ITRenew in 2007 to solve a need for fully scalable, high-performing data sanitization in the most hyperscaled data centers. Through an ADISA Claims Test, Teraware remains the only solution to have passed Risk Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 (High) and Test Levels 1 and 2 for the forensic-level sanitization of SSDs. Teraware has been adopted by the world’s largest cloud companies as the default data erasure solution due to its cutting-edge architecture and a feature set never before available to enterprises. Recognized by Gartner as a competitive differentiator, Teraware guarantees 100% sector-verified erasure, has an industry-best 95+% success rate and is used to sanitize more than four million drives a year.

About ITRenew

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, ITRenew has pioneered a revolutionary software-driven approach that streamlines traditional ITAD processes while delivering superior financial returns, security and sustainability. ITRenew is 100% dedicated to ITAD services and specializes in complete lifecycle management for enterprise IT, mobile and data center equipment, processing millions of IT assets through a global network of company-owned facilities.

ITRenew Expands Facility in Toronto, Canada

ITRenew, an industry leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD) services and data sanitization software, announced the opening of a new, larger facility in Toronto, Canada. The new building is scheduled to open for business on August 1, 2014.

“We are experiencing tremendous growth, both domestically and internationally,” says Namki Yi, General Manager at ITRenew. “In order to continue the high level of service our customers have become accustomed to, it is now necessary to expand our operations in various locations.”

At the new Toronto facility, ITRenew will provide a full range of ITAD services including data sanitization and asset refurbishing. Like all other ITRenew locations, a key focus when processing data center and IT enterprise systems is to remanufacture and remarket as much equipment as possible. Only when equipment is too old or not healthy enough for reuse will it be recycled in accordance with the facilities’ R2 (Responsible Recycling) certification and ITRenew’s zero-landfill policy. Other certifications for this location include ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) certification is also scheduled.

Canada is an ideal marketplace for ITRenew. As a global company with 15 facilities in 12 countries spanning 4 continents, the expanded Canadian operation will service a market that is currently in need of comprehensive ITAD services.

ITRenew is a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) and will remarket the remanufactured systems with licensed copies of the Microsoft operating system.

About ITRenew

ITRenew is a leading global provider of data sanitization and IT asset disposition (ITAD) services. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, the company is an industry leader in delivering innovative solutions for IT asset disposition, secure data sanitization, IT asset recycling, and IT lifecycle management.

ITRenew Expands Operations in Brazil

ITRenew, an industry leader in IT asset disposition (ITAD) services and data sanitization software, is proud to announce the expansion of their operations in Brazil. Prior to this expansion, ITRenew had maintained a facility just outside Sao Paulo that was dedicated solely to secure data sanitization and computer drive refurbishing.

The expanded operation, which is located in Alphaville, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, totals around 10,000 square feet. At this facility, ITRenew provides a full range of IT asset disposition (ITAD) services including forensic-level data sanitization, remanufacturing of enterprise systems for the purpose of remarketing, and de-manufacturing of outdated systems. With the de-manufactured systems and their components, ITRenew maintains a zero landfill policy, where any materials that are not healthy enough for refurbishing, or are no longer marketable, will be processed and returned to the manufacturing stream for re-use.

“It is our mandate to serve the interests of the Brazilian government and make every effort to repair, not destroy computer drives and other system components,” states ITRenew’s Nazar (Ness) Lawrence, Director of Operations for Central and South America. “Identical to the way ITRenew conducts business in North America and the rest of the world, we are focused on environmental issues, sustainability and responsible recycling. All of our efforts continue to be aimed at maximized asset remarketing.”

As a nation, Brazil is very concerned with environmental issues surrounding retired electronic goods. Newly implemented regulations and reverse logistic programs support directives that require waste materials to be returned to the manufacturing industry as secondary raw materials.

 About ITRenew

ITRenew is a leading global provider of data sanitization and IT asset disposition (ITAD) services. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, the company is an industry leader in delivering innovative solutions for IT asset disposition, secure data sanitization, IT asset recycling, and IT lifecycle management.