Data centre decommissioning is the practice of removing data centre hardware for relocation, resale, recycling, or disposal while rerouting data to new servers. A company’s data centre is the fuel that powers business operations. Due to the sensitivity of your company’s data, the decommissioning process requires thorough planning and careful execution. It’s more than just dismantling hardware, rewiring network cables, and installing new servers. To get started with the decommissioning process, IT administrators should draft a detailed Data Centre Decommission Project Plan and a Data Centre Decommissioning Checklist. These two documents facilitate smooth decommissioning without disrupting business operations.
Data decommissioning involves: