What would you do if we told you that you could have a data center without waste? We’re not just talking about reducing your environmental footprint, but also decreasing waste of administration costs, physical space, and other resources. Sounds efficient, right?

Taking the time to manage your IT assets can increase data center efficiency while cutting waste. Imagine purchasing a storage array, upgrading when needed, supporting your array for as long as you need to without EOL constraints, then when you’re ready to decommission your equipment you generate revenue for new hardware and ensure the safety of your company data. Putting some IT asset management best practices into place can help you do all those things, and cut data center waste.

What is IT Asset Management?

Asset management is the process of tracking hardware and software to help optimize spending and decision making for needs in your IT environment. If you’re tracking everything in your data center you avoid lapses in support, unnecessary purchases, and more.

There are many ways to track your IT assets. You can start out with a spreadsheet or use an asset management tool that is specific to the IT industry.

So You’re Ready to Decommission?

Acquiring the latest and greatest equipment is usually more exciting than figuring out what to do with your existing hardware. While this may be true, ignoring your decommissioned equipment can be a missed opportunity. Your legacy hardware could be a potential revenue source, but you’ll never know if you let it collect dust in the corner.

Selling equipment that you are no longer using can pump money back into your IT budget. But first, you should choose an asset recovery partner that can ensure the safety of your company data.

Not All Asset Recovery Partners are the Same

The IT world is full of asset recovery partners, but which one is right for you? Choosing the right asset recovery and disposition vendor will ensure that your hardware gets decommissioned at the highest value and your company’s data is protected. Data wiping allows you to safely erase data without destroying the actual equipment, making it possible to resale. Even if your business must meet specific compliance requirements such as HIPAA or PCI, Reliant can provide DOD level data erasure and sanitization.

Want to Learn More?

The rapid increase of server, storage, and networking equipment makes IT asset management more necessary than ever before. Tracking your assets helps you manage lifecycle, keep up with contract renewals, and upgrade needs. This will allow you to strategically reduce waste and increase data center efficiency. To learn more about our Trade-in & Buyback Program and all things asset recovery, reach out to one of our storage specialists at 1.877.227.0828.