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Key Considerations When Decommissioning a Data Center

Published: 26 September 2017

ID: G00340340

Analyst(s): Henrique Cecci

Summary

Decommissioning a data center is no trivial task, encompassing practical and regulatory challenges in addition to enterprise risks. I&O leaders must take into account these key considerations to mitigate risks, maximize costs reduction opportunities and ensure a successful final result.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Start by Building a Solid Infrastructure Strategy
  • Build an Effective Team and Adopt a Systematic Approach to Decommissioning
  • Terminate Unnecessary Contractual Relationships and Always Ensure Compliance With Regulations
    • Software Licenses
    • Relationships With Suppliers and Community Services
    • Relationships With Outsourcers
  • Excel in Project Management and Risk Management Practices
    • Following IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) Process

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