ECS provides comprehensive data center solutions for businesses of all sizes. We help with all levels of planning and execution for Decommissioning, Liquidations, Data Center Migration, Cloud Migration, and Consolidation.
We’ve worked with some of the leading cloud companies on their IT decommissioning projects and refined our solutions to meet the ever-changing demands of the data center industry. Whatever the challenge, ECS can manage the detailed needs of your project while ensuring data security, and the industry’s highest levels of compliance. Our streamlined ITAD process eliminates delays and minimizes labor costs. We utilize our decades of experience to maximize value returns on surplus data center IT assets and process the remaining material in our state of the art facilities.
Our data center solutions are customized to fit the needs of each client. Contact us today for a detailed process review.
All materials are bar-coded and tracked in our inventory management system
We establish full “chain of custody” for your assets in each process step
We work with all relevant state and federal regulation bodies
ECS can fulfill your sustainability mandates while improving your bottom line.
(R2) Standard Certification - Responsible Recycling
ISO 14001 Certification – Environmental Processes
ISO 9001 Certification – Quality Management
OHSAS 18001 Certification – Occupational Health & Safety
ITAR registration – Proprietary or commercially sensitive
Professional technicians deinstall systems from data centers, from servers, and from storage systems to networking equipment. All cabling is removed from racks and cable arm management brackets, and systems are unbolted from the racks or cabinets. Racks can then be unbolted from the floor and staged for packaging and shipment. All systems are separated and can be organized per the clients request, and custom solutions can be put in place for staged shutdowns. Drives can be removed for independent packaging and transport. Systems can then be shipped back to an ECS facility, leasing company or wherever the client specifies.
The best way to ensure that your data is secure is to destroy it before it leaves your facility. To meet this need, ECS offers on-site data destruction services.
In many cases, hard drives retain significant value and physical destruction is not the most desirable method for destroying the data contained within them. ECS has sophisticated techniques for effectively wiping data from hard drives that allow value to be recovered through resale. Our most common drive wiping standards are NIST 800-88 and DOD 5220.22-M. Contact us to learn about our additional data wiping capabilities.
ECS will come to your location to consolidate and package your IT equipment and transport it to the appropriate ECS processing facility. Our experienced professional team is trained to properly identify, separate, and package your electronic equipment to maximize its value and ensure safe and secure shipment.
Our logistics capabilities provide global reach and efficiently extends our asset management solutions to companies all over the world. We can accommodate your specific logistics and shipping needs with custom solutions.
ECS performs a number of services to assess and enhance the value of your working electronic devices, including system diagnostics, system repair, and part replacement/harvest.
ECS maximizes the value of your IT assets by performing essential diagnostic and testing procedures that identify and evaluate the quality and condition of your equipment.
Our experienced technicians understand how to maximize the value of your equipment. If your IT assets are damaged or incomplete, ECS will harvest them for valuable working components or replace the damaged/missing parts to make them whole again.
ECS has professional engineers and technicians, who are trained to find intermittent problems and software glitches that can be repaired in order to bring the system back to full functionality. Cosmetic damage such as cracked housings, for example, can be replaced with available spares for laptops and LCD’s. Bios updates and firmware revisions of components are all a part of the repair environment at ECS.
Utilizing a combination of developed channels, ECS remarkets your sanitized assets eligible for resale to secondary markets around the globe. If you have custom built or proprietary systems to dispose of, we have the capability to dismantle and remarket the generic components. All ineligible hardware is recycled at one of our certified end-of-life processing facilities and you're provided with a certificate of destruction. This ensures proprietary systems never re-enter the marketplace.
From outright purchases to long term profit sharing contracts, working with ECS is your best source for getting the highest returns on your idle, surplus, or obsolete IT equipment.
ECS specializes in end-of-life electronics recycling, the process by which obsolete electronic devices are dismantled and separated into clean, reusable commodities. If your hardware has no further value, we provide the most secure processing services in the industry. Unlike other recyclers, ECS can efficiently and effectively process large volumes of end-of-life electronics (also known as e-waste) utilizing automated recycling equipment and innovative technology. Our state-of-the-art electronics recycling facilities, which are e-Stewards and R2 Certified, are designed to maximize materials recovery and eliminate harmful waste while safeguarding our workers and the environment.
ECS provides downstream electronics recycling services to a variety of markets, including electronics recyclers and collectors, manufacturers, large businesses, and the private sector.
G.I.G.O: The principle of “Garbage In, Garbage Out” also applies to efficient and effective electronics recycling. Although ECS can recycle a wide range of material streams, many of our processes are optimized for electronic waste. This means that non-conforming materials could disrupt the streamlined recycling process or contaminate the commodity outputs.
Pre-picking: Our end-of-life electronics recycling process begins with a conveyor line in which items that should not be shredded, such as batteries, UPS battery systems, toner cartridges, and fluorescent lights, are removed by hand before they enter the main shredder.
Shredding: After e-waste, has been pre-picked, it flows into the shredding line to be sized down for commodity separation. The primary shredder breaks material down into 4” x 10” fragments and the secondary shredder reduces it further into poker chip-sized fragments that are optimal for the separation processes.
Effective and efficient commodity separation is a key component of end-of-life e-waste recycling that largely determines the value that can be recovered. ECS boasts a state-of-the-art separation process that is unparalleled in the industry.
After e-waste has been shredded into optimally-sized fragments, it enters the separation lines. This is where it is segregated into various commodity types using sophisticated technologies, including eddy currents, optical identification, and magnetic separation. The first separation stage divides material into plastics and metals, and the second stage further separates the metal stream into different varieties.
To recover the maximum value from electronic waste, it must be processed properly. ECS ’s state-of-the-art recycling process ensures that the electronics are refined into clean, high-quality commodities.
The most common commodities that can be recovered from e-waste are varying grades and types of plastic, aluminum, steel, pc board, and CRT glass. After shredding and separating electronic waste, ECS gives these commodities new life by selling and distributing them to manufacturers and producers around the world.
Our tracking software was designed with ease of use and complete transparency as the primary focus. When working with ECS, you will find comprehensive, transparent reporting at your fingertips 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at any location with internet access. Areas of interest include:
- "Lot" Based System
- Services Defined by Category
- Searchable Database
- Reporting by Location
- Definable Targets
- Granular Processing and Costing Data Wrap-Up
- "Comprehensive Asset Tracking, Costing, and Recoveries"
- Summarized Lot Reporting
Contact us today to speak with one of our data center experts.