Data Center Decommissioning

Do You Need to Decommission a Data Center or a Server? Wondering about our Prices?

Decommissioning, and responsible disposal

The lifecycle of data centers is often short and upgrades are frequent. This leaves IT managers and systems engineers with the complex task of data center decommissioning as well as securely disposing of assets regularly. Data center decommissioning and server decommissioning require experience and planning to provide effective data security. 

Upgrading IT equipment, whether, for a data center, an end-user or to support your overall IT infrastructure is disrupting; under the best of circumstances. Getting new equipment set up, whilst systematically removing retired equipment, needs to be done with minimal disruption to the clients’ live production environment.

eScrap Canada has clients with multiple locations within Canada and the United States. We have provided data center decommissioning services to multiple Data Centers across the country and processed more than 100,000 assets over the past 4 years. A large portion of these assets was a result of server decommissioning.  Our track record with on-site data center decommissioning is perfect and worthy of your time.

eScrap Canada manages the entire process from Planning, Decommissioning, and Responsible Disposal helping our customers plan & execute the decommissioning, without any impact on their IT services or working environment.


Planning and assessment

Planning and assessment


  • Identify assets by description, asset ID, and serial number for multi-factor authentication prior to decommissioning.
  • Determine final designation for all assets: data wiping/ data sanitization using Blancco, repurpose, resale, physical destruction, recycling/disposal.
  • Certificates of secure erasure/destruction are created once processed with Blancco for data security purposes.
  • Detailed and comprehensive audit trail of the entire process for security compliance.
Certificates of secure erasure/destruction
E-waste Disposal & Remarketing

E-waste Disposal & Remarketing

Changing data centers, upgrading equipment or migrating data is a serious task to ensure your business continues to run smoothly. Downtime is costly; therefore, quality and reliability are essential aspects required in the data center decommissioning process.

We work closely with your IT team to understand your requirements and focus on keeping any business disruptions or outages to a minimum. We will work with your IT staff and build a strategy to meet your requirements, budget, and time constraints as we have done in all our data center decommissioning projects. eScrap Canada is the company you seek if you’re after an experienced data center decommissioning company.

We work with all equipment types of servers, storage units, assorted networking, laptops, PCs and more. Equipment can be decommissioned within or outside of business hours if required.

Once decommissioned, we provide supporting services of secure data destruction, remarketing (of value) and responsible e-waste recycling. An audit and scan report for equipment is provided alongside the supporting certificates of data destruction and recycling.

Contact us at (416)737-6866 or feel free to mail us at [email protected] to get a free quote and learn more about our data center decommissioning services.

Our Services


Secure data destruction services


We offer data erasure using Blancco software, and physical HDD destruction by crush & shred. On-premise service available.

Ewaste & responsible disposal


Responsible recycling as per ISO 14001 & ISO 27001 standards. You will receive a certificate of destruction for each batch.

De-installing equipment and cabling


De-installing equipment and cabling from racks requires experience and effective planning. We are here to help across Data Centres, or onsite data center decommissioning services.

Logistics and Removal from your office and warehouse


IT equipment can be heavy and bulky, so freeing up space in your office or warehouse can be liberating – we can help.

 audit report of all equipment and refurbished for sale


We provide a comprehensive list of serial numbers and the audit report of all equipment processed and refurbished for resale.

Remarketing value and a market demand


If it has value and a market demand, we’ll sell it at market price and share the revenue with you. We can also make outright offers for purchase if you’d prefer.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

What is Data Center Decommissioning?

Decommissioning equipment is the process of shutting down servers, networking and other IT equipment, in preparation for removal of the equipment. Generally, equipment is stored in racks in a designated cage. Decommissioning is required in order to replace or dispose of the hardware.

How Does Audit and Reporting Fit into the Data Center Decommissioning Process?

We provide a detailed list of all the assets that are decommissioned. We develop and follow a plan to remove and destroy hard drives, and Inventory reconciliation with asset list (servers and hard drives). If you have specific tracking requirements, let us know via email so we can follow your request.

Can You Provide Data Destruction Services as Part of the Data Center Decommissioning Process?

We provide on-site data destruction services that can be incorporated into the decommissioning process. We also offer a locked bin option for HDDs, which is used to transport to our processing facility to witness in person or video recorded destruction.

What is Staged Decommissioning?

Staged decommissioning of data center IT assets, storage devices and server racks is the process of removing hard drives, servers, server racks and packing equipment for shipping and final processing. Completing each component, piece by piece.

How do I compare decommissioning vendors?

It is recommended to match the services you require to the shortlisted vendors… then speak directly with a project manager to understand the work flow and processes – this is also known as the decommissioning checklist. If there are still multiple vendors to choose from, then pricing and additional, complimentary services should be the final factor in your decision.

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