What is IT Decommissioning?
IT Decommissioning is an important process that allows the removal of any business application or system from use in an organisation.
This is a very common process for end-of-life servers that requires adequate analysis of data in a particular system. This is followed by the identification of data, metadata, and the system documentation that needs to be brought forward and retained as well along with an accountable process for deletion of the residual data that is present in the system.
When a company carries out its infrastructure planning from its asset list within its data centres, most thinking is around adding new server equipment and technology but does not think about the destruction of old equipment devices that are no longer needed or its data destruction.