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April 2018

Data Center Decommissioning Services: When Your Company Hits A Financial Brick Wall

By | Generators

Decommissioning can be daunting. However, it can really help you maximize on capital that’s, quite literally, being thrown away. Cooling costs are one of the biggest reasons companies decommission data centers, but there are other financial factors that contribute, as well. When your company hits that financial brick wall, you may want to consider data center decommissioning services to free up some capital, or to potentially reassess your business strategy.

But before you even begin data decommissioning services, you should hire a reputable company to do the job. Once you’ve found a reputable company, follow these four tips to make sure your data center decommission goes smoothly.

1. Evaluate Expenses And Liabilities

A reputable data center decommissioning company will offer turnkey services and solutions. But you still need to consider costs, the impact of the process and how it’s going to affect your company. 

2. Assign A Point Of Contact

Chances are the company you hire to do data decommissioning services will assign you a point of contact person. That person will be your eyes and ears throughout the process. If your company has the resources, they should also assign a point of contact person, so that both points of contact people are working seamlessly to get the decommissioning job done.

3. Revisit Your Lease

If you do not own the data center or the property your data center is sitting on, make sure you check all of the lease parameters and requirements before you decommission. Plus you’ll want to ensure you’re data decommissioning company is following the correct procedure when you vacate the building andproperty.

4. If You Decide To Sell, Consider The Right Vendors For Your Equipment

If you plan to sell your generators, cooling systems and computer hardware, list the vendors you think might be the most interested in purchasing your equipment. This way, you’ll be ready to sell once the decommission is over.

Expert Tip: Take pictures of your equipment before and after the decommission, so your buyers can see the full scope of what they’re buying.

Your Data Decommission Company Will Handle The Rest

Tracking serial numbers and auditing equipment can be a tedious task, and so can disposing of e-waste. The company you trust with your data decommissioning services can help you through the process of auditing, tracking serial numbers, properly disposing of e-waste and recycling what can be salvaged via EPA regulations and standards.

Critical Power Is There When Your Company Hits That Brick Wall

Critical Power Products and Services understands that crucial decisions need to be made when your company hits that brick wall. Our data centerdecommissioning services can help your company get back on it’s feet again, or move on to it’s next phase. Contact us for more info on how we can create pathways and possibilities for your company.

Why Use CPPS For Your Turnkey Demolition And Relocation Solutions?

By | Data Centers, Turnkey Project Management

Do you still remember the early days of your business? The long hours, the grueling schedule and where you had to attempt everything on your own. Maybe you’re business is still in this phase, maybe you’ve risen to the next level, but regardless of where your business is currently, did you ever consider turnkey solutions?

 

If you’ve never heard the term “turnkey”, it refers to services that require no work or effort from the hiring business. It’s just like the reference suggests, you just turn the key and go.

A turnkey project is often associated with adding on to a business, like adding a building or computer system, but it can also refer to decommissioning equipment, too. Decommissioning is a tough job, but turnkey data center demolition and data center relocation services is as easy as a phone call.

Can It Really Be That Easy?


For you the customer, it really is that easy. Here’s what we do:

  • We do a walkthrough of your facility, including a site survey
  • We remove all equipment from the site
  • We manage safe removal and handling
  • We handle proper disposal of material and equipment
  • We manage any recyclable materials
  • We obtain any permit for disposing of hazardous waste and transporting equipment

Then we notify you when the equipment and materials are removed so, we can proceed with the next step. Whether you decide on data center relocation services, our data center demolition services or both.

Turnkey Solutions Offer You Peace Of Mind

Our turnkey solutions don’t just offer you peace of mind, they allow your company to operate during a data center demolition or while we complete our data center relocation services.

Data center demolitions and/or relocations can free up valuable and necessary time, energy and funds.

This can really allow your business to grow! If your employees are occupied with all of the tasks involved in these massive changes, they’re not doing what they are trained to do. This is a huge drain on your bottom line. This is why our turnkey solutions are so essential to maintaining your business. Don’t backlog your employees with a data center relocation or demolition. Let us handle what we do best, while your employees do what they do best!

Critical Power Products And Services Offers Unparalleled Turnkey Solutions

Critical Power Products and Services offers unparalleled turnkey solutions for every type of data center demolition and relocation. Contact us today! Ask about our data center relocation services and demolition services and find out how we can help your business thrive.

Your Data Center Decommissioning Can Be Manageable

By | Uncategorized

 

Ways To Make Your Data Center Decommissioning Manageable

Preparing for Data center decommissioning is a daunting task. There is so much to remember, even more to prepare for and the materials you’re working with are sensitive. Suffice it to say, a full decommission is a huge undertaking. But there are ways to make this task more manageable.

Hiring A Reputable Data Center Decommissioning Company

Hiring a reputable data center decommissioning company is the ultimate key to a successful decommissioning. This is a delicate operation and it requires a company that’s thorough, has experience, and is willing to work with the needs of your company. Testimonials are a great way to determine a company’s reputation. One way to get a good read on testimonials is to ignore the ones with evaluative words like “good” or “bad” and look for testimonials that describe qualities, like “reliable” and “professional”.

Checklists Work

Once you’ve hired a company that you trust, now it’s time to prepare. What better way to prepare than to use a checklist. Checklists are crucial: it’s a proven fact that if you manage a task with a checklist, you’ll suffer fewer mistakes. This is why so many institutions, including the government, hospitals, military and aviation academies all use this simple but genius way to keep track of complicated tasks.

Preparing for data center decommissioning is definitely a complicated task. But our list breaks the preparation for this task up into manageable steps, so you know that you’ve gotten each part 

completed and correct. This checklist also helps you to keep track of which task is done and which needs to be done.

Below is a comprehensive checklist that will help you get through the difficult, but necessary task of data center decommissioning.

Your Decommissioning Prep Checklist:

  1. Identify or discover the servers that need decommissioning and log them.
  2. Schedule the servers to be decommissioned. Make sure to create a buffer for unforeseen circumstances.
  3. Collect and tag the software licenses for the scheduled servers
  4. Cancel any vendor maintenance contracts connected to the software or server
  5. Back up all important information and data.
  6. Disconnect the servers from the network.
  7. Remove subnets, access control lists (ACLs) and firewalls.
  8. Cut the power from the equipment that’s ready to be decommissioned.
  9. Let the data company you hired know that you’re ready to begin your decommission.

Data Center Decommissioning Frees Up Resources For Bigger And Better Things

Data center decommissioning can be difficult, but ultimately consolidating your data centers will save time, energy, and money. It will also free up resources for expansion in productive and lucrative ways.

Critical Power Products and Services can help you through your data center decommissioning and you can free up those vital resources, so your company has the room to grow. Contact us for more information on how we can help make your data center decommissioning more manageable.