Advancing technologies and server virtualization allow organizations to consolidate their data centers into smaller, more cost-effective, more energy-efficient packages than ever before. Cloud services allow companies to migrate some, or all, of their IT infrastructure to the cloud for greater flexibility and easier management with access to a wider range of architectures.
With the increasing adoption of cloud services across the world, the need for proper management and the disposition of rejected IT assets has witnessed a considerable rise in the recent times. The efficient and secure elimination as well as recycling of discarded information provided by cloud data center IT asset disposition (ITAD) solutions is leading to their increased employment in enterprises.
For many companies, the business case for consolidating data centers or migrating to the cloud is very strong, with clear benefits and cost reductions. But as with any major IT systems change, a data center consolidation or move to the cloud should include IT asset management planning to ensure the process goes as planned, on budget and on time. Compliance and data security need to be carefully integrated into the plan as well.
Typically, IT management teams planning consolidation or migration are concerned about:
The six ITAD issues that are evident with cloud migration are:
We reiterate, wiping this information clean prior to doing asset remarketing is imperative. If a hard drive cannot be erased securely, it has to be physically destroyed. Taking chances with proprietary or private information can come back to haunt you later down the line.
Cloud migration is scalable, and this has enabled many businesses to shift in phases. A progressive migration can mean doing asset disposal in stages. Regardless of where you are in the cloud migration process, it is not too late to secure your information and assets.
And if you cannot afford to gamble with this information, a professionally accredited ITAD vendor is the way to go!