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International Data Center Decommissioning Services

Navigating the complexities of safely dismantling and securely managing the disposal or repurposing of data center equipment requires expertise and precision. At Exit Technologies, we specialize in International Data Center Decommissioning Services, offering a comprehensive solution to manage the intricate process of decommissioning data centers across the globe. Our services ensure that every aspect of your data center decommissioning is handled with the utmost security and compliance, adhering to international standards.

Choosing Exit Technologies means opting for a partner who prioritizes your data security, minimizes environmental impacts, and maximizes the resale value of your decommissioned assets. Trust us to turn the daunting task of decommissioning into a streamlined, secure, and value-driven process.

Data Center Decommissioning

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The International Data Center Decommissioning Service Process

Our data center decommissioning process is designed to be thorough and transparent, providing clients with peace of mind from start to finish.


The process begins with an initial assessment, where our expert team conducts a detailed inventory of your data center assets. Following the assessment, we create a tailored project plan that outlines every step, including secure logistics for handling sensitive data and legacy equipment.

Data destruction services are then implemented, ensuring complete data erasure or physical destruction as required, maintaining stringent security protocols throughout. The next phase involves the careful dismantling and secure transportation of equipment, either for recycling, resale, or final disposition, depending on client needs and environmental best practices.

Our process concludes with comprehensive reporting, providing serialized documentation of decommissioned assets and detailing all actions taken, from data destruction to asset recovery.

In the first phase, we reach out and establish the:

  • Stakeholders and decision makers
  • IT equipment and infrastructure on site(s)
  • Project manager
  • Compliance requirements
  • Insurance requirements
  • Timetable for the project
  • Logistics
  • Contact info and communication channels
  • Budget
  • Scope of work

Data Center Decommissioning Services

Discovery and asset list reconciliation

Before beginning any data center decommissioning project, it’s essential to conduct a thorough audit of the assets involved. This audit often reveals additional assets that could provide financial returns through resale or recycling.

Validate and decommission IT hardware and infrastructure

Our service is equipped to handle any type of data center environment. Whether your setup involves standard server racks with conventional air cooling or more complex configurations like immersion-cooled high-performance computing (HPC) clusters, our team ensures secure and thorough decommissioning.

On site data erasure or drive shredding with certificates issued

We recognize the importance of data security for our clients. To address this, we offer on-site data erasure to standards such as the triple-pass Department of Defense (DoD) standard, or any other standard you prefer. For maximum security, we also provide on-site physical drive shredding, ensuring that all data is permanently destroyed before leaving your premises.

Packing and shipping of assets with complete chain of custody and asset tracking

Our service includes comprehensive packing and logistics, ensuring that your servers and other hardware are securely packaged and shipped without damage. We manage the entire process, from palletization to delivery, including GPS tracking and maintaining a complete chain of custody to mitigate any risk during transit.

IT asset redeployment or remarketing

Exit Technologies specializes in the remarketing and redeployment of data center IT equipment. We purchase significant volumes of equipment, often outbidding other ITAD vendors due to our ability to recover more value.

R2 certified recycling of end-of-life or proprietary hardware

We are certified under the R2 standard and undergo regular third-party audits to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. This certification guarantees that all decommissioned hardware is recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.

Decommissioning project management

We provide dedicated project management services for clients who choose to lead their own decommissioning projects. Our project managers are experts in data center decommissioning best practices and are equipped to oversee your project, ensuring it adheres to all standards and completes efficiently.

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Considerations When Choosing Between International Data Center Decommissioning Companies

Several key factors must be considered to ensure that the data center decommissioning service aligns with your specific needs and standards:

Certification and compliance needs

Choose a company that holds relevant certifications and can demonstrate compliance with both international and local regulations. This ensures that data handling, destruction, and disposal processes meet stringent legal and ethical standards.


Look for a company that specializes in the types of equipment and systems you use. A firm with specialized knowledge in specific data center technologies, such as high-performance computing or legacy systems, can offer more effective and tailored decommissioning services.


Efficient logistics are essential, especially when decommissioning data centers across multiple international locations. The right company should offer secure transport and logistics management that ensures safe and timely processing of your assets.

Benefits of Our Services

Best In Class
Data Erasure

We ensure top-tier security in data destruction, meeting global compliance standards like GDPR and HIPAA. Our services include customizable on-site data wiping and drive shredding, each backed by robust certification.


Our logistics services manage the secure transportation of your assets, featuring insured shipping, robust packaging, and real-time tracking, ensuring safety and accountability from start to finish.

Onsite Server &
Infrastructure Teardown

We conduct precise onsite dismantling of servers and infrastructure, minimizing risks and ensuring that every component is handled with care until decommissioned.


We provide convenient and secure onsite pickups of decommissioned equipment, managing all aspects of transportation to safeguard your assets immediately upon decommissioning.


Our expert project managers oversee the decommissioning process from planning to final disposition, ensuring compliance, efficiency, and alignment with your objectives.

Network Discovery and
Asset Valuation

We perform thorough network discovery and asset valuation before decommissioning to prevent errors and assess the potential resale or recycling value of your assets.

What our Customers Say

One of the most challenging aspects of bankruptcy is the uncertainty it brings. The easiest part can be taken care of by partnering with Exit Technologies. To maximize liquidation value, while minimizing disruption to our organization, Exit Technologies provided a seamless and efficient service of liquidating our IT assets.

Angie Middleton - VP of IT

Exit Certifications

R2 Certified Peace of Mind

Exit Technologies holds R2 certification, a global standard for responsible recycling.

OHSAS Certifications

Our operations adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) standards.

ISO Certifications

We are proud to hold various ISO certifications, including ISO 14001 for environmental management and ISO 27001 for information security management.

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