SURGICAL DECOMMISSIONING.
WE DIDN’T JUST INVENT IT. WE PERFECTED IT.

Surgical Decommissioning: The art and science of dismantling and removing equipment or an entire facility; restoring that facility to its original condition with minimal risk.

There comes a time when your data center - the whole thing or just a single piece of equipment - reaches the end of its lifespan. Then what? Does the equipment have value to someone else? Does your lease necessitate returning a data center to its original condition or an empty shell?

That's where DSA can help. We founded the nation’s foremost data center decommissioning practice and evolved into the most experienced data center decommissioning team in the country, helping our clients recapture the remaining value of their assets and, when required, restore their entire site to its original condition with minimal risk.

DSA has decommissioned hundreds of critical sites for the world's leading companies with a precision that's unique to the industry. On-going marketplace trends towards cloud computing and colocation have resulted in steady growth in the data center consolidation movement. As a result of this evolving marketplace, DSA has seen significant expansion in its decommissioning and asset recovery business while at the same time; more and more value in the marketplace is dependent on efficiently finding buyers for used equipment and then maximizing the return on reclaimed materials for our customers.

This trend required innovative thinking and flexibility to best serve the needs of our clients. Contact DSA immediately if you are looking for industry-leading decommissioning services, with substantial capabilities to inventory, buy and resell data center equipment and we will make sure you receive the focused attention of a decommissioning, rigging and demolition team that is deeply experienced in the removal of infrastructure and equipment without compromising ongoing operations.

Our teams will be laser-focused on mitigating risk while supporting eco-friendly initiatives They will make the entire process green from start to finish - making sure all removal and recycling processes are environmentally conscious and EPA certified.

From unneeded aisles to much needed parking spots - an exercise in surgical decommissioning.

Over the years, many of the country's leading data center owners have trusted DSA Encore with decommissioning projects big and small, from removing a single piece of equipment to completely dismantling entire facilities. One such project in California required DSA to remove (12) 2 Megawatt Generators, (30) 500 kva UPS's, (100) PDU/STS's, 100,000 square-feet of raised floor, 1,000,000 pounds of miscellaneous scrap, 300,000 pounds of batteries, 50 CRAC units and condensers, and (2) 20,000 gallon UST's. As if dismantling the equipment wasn't enough, DSA then had to use over 100 tractor trailers to transport all the materials away from the site. To top it off, DSA demolished the two-story, 50,000 square-foot facility and restored it to a brand new, landscaped parking lot.

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Risk management is at the forefront of any surgical decommissioning project; whether it's dealing with sensitive data, hazardous materials or security clearances for on-site personnel, you will never be let down.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Qualified decommissioning and restoration experts can offset the cost of your restoration with the value of the infrastructure removed and pass the savings on to you.

You should expect expertise, experience and precision. Here’s how:

PRECISE AND PROVEN PROCESSES

Whether you need an old UPS unit removed—or an entire data center decommissioned—precision process ensures your project is managed expertly, efficiently and with the utmost attention to safety and security. From pre-planning, permitting and staging to close-out and certification, you should expect and will recieve complete tracking and documentation of your entire project in order to limit liability, assure full compliance and deliver a flawlessly executed project.


UNMATCHED EXPERTISE

Your project will be undertaken by a team of veteran asset recovery specialists who are keenly focused on assuring the safe, efficient recovery of any equipment that has value. This experience and expertise lets you be confident knowing that all the risks that might otherwise undermine a successful decommissioning project will be addressed.

  • EPA REQUIREMENTS
  • SECURITY
  • INTERCONNECTED SYSTEMS
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE REMOVAL
  • PERMITTING & ZONING
  • TRANSPORTATION & RECYCLING

MAXIMIZED VALUE FROM RECAPTURED ASSETS

We’ve helped the world’s leading firms recover thousands of dollars’ in cash from the value of their assets—with a precision that’s tops in the industry. For more than four decades, we’ve been uncovering previously hidden opportunities to maximize the return of decommissioning projects—looking past the obvious to find value where others don’t even think to look. You should expect nothing less.

A SAMPLING OF DSA’S DECOMMISSIONING EXPERIENCE

CREDIT SUISSE | NEW YORK, NY

  • Decommissioned sublevel data center two floors below street level in Midtown Manhattan
  • Removed 629 wet cell batteries—183 pallets weighing 2,420 pounds each

FIRST NEW YORK PARTNERS / GOLDMAN SACHS | NEW YORK, NY

  • Extremely aggressive project timeline to decommission 75,000 square feet of space
  • Removed 65,000 pounds of debris: 30 dumpsters and 40 truckloads of equipment, batteries and other items for disposal or recycling

JP MORGAN CHASE / WASHINGTON MUTUAL | ARLINGTON, TX

  • Decommissioned a data center (including two 2.2 Megawatt generators) that shared space and power source with a fully operational call center
  • Presented JPMC with a check for $504,450 upon completion

SAV VIS INC. SC3 LOCATION | SANTA CLARA, CA

  • Removed (12) 2 Megawatt Generators, (30) 500kva UPS’s, (100) PDU/STS’s, 100,000sq /ft of raised floor, 1 million pounds of copper, 300,000 pounds of batteries, 50 CRAC units and condensers, (2) 20,000 gallon UST’s. All of the equipment required over 100 tractor trailers to transport. When equipment was removed, we had to demolish the 50,000 sq/ft generator/UPS building. The building was a 2 stor y building and the space had to be returned to a parking lot with landscaping.

XO COMMUNICATIONS | SECAUCUS, NJ

  • Removed (2) 2 Megawatt generators, several CRAC units, UPS modules, and switchgear
  • Facility was 10,000 square feet and was left broom clean for future office use

CREDIT SUISSE | PRINCETON, NJ

  • Removed (4) 500kva UPS modules, switchgear and 45,000 lbs of wet cell batteries

CITIBANK | LONG ISLAND, NY

  • Removed (2) 2 Megawatt Generators, (20)CRAC units, (4)UPS modules, and switchgear, as well as the chiller plant and steel decking from the roof
  • Facility was 20,000 square feet and was left broom clean for future office use

STRUCTURETONE NASD LOCATION | ROCKVILLE, MD

  • Removed (2) 1 Megawatt Generators, several CRAC units, UPS modules, and switchgear
  • Facility was 7,500 square feet and was left broom clean for future office use

CBRE | WATERTOWN, MA

  • Removed (4) 750kva UPS modules including the system control cabinets
  • (18) 225 kva Harmonics Limited transformers, the medium voltage substation, and associated switchgear

TELEGLOBE | CHANTILLY, VA

  • Removed (1) 1 Megawatt generator,, several CRAC units, UPS modules, and switchgear
  • Facility was 7,500 square feet and left broom clean for future office use

JONES LANG LASALLE | ADDISON, TX

  • Removed (2) 1 Megawatt generators, several CRAC units, UPS modules, and switchgear
  • Facility was 7,500 square feet and left broom clean for future office use

EQUINIX | SANTA CLARA, CA

  • Removed (1) 500kw generator, several CRAC units, UPS modules, and switchgear
  • Facility was 5,000 square feet and left broom clean for future office use

SABEY DATA CENTERS | SEATTLE, WA

  • Removed 50,000 square feet of raised floor, 10 tractor-trailers of caging, (20) 6’x 6’ exhaust fans, and several PDUs
  • 25 tractor trailers and dumpsters to complete job in 2 weeks

CINGULAR | PLEASANTON, CA

  • Removed (1) 500kw Generator, several CRAC units, UPS modules, and switchgear
  • Facility was 5,000 square feet and left broom clean for future office use

REUTERS | BOSTON, MA

  • Removed (2) 500kw Generators, several CRAC units, UPS modules, and switchgear
  • Facility was 10,000 square feet and left broom clean for future office use

AT&T | PISCATAWAY, NJ

  • Removed (30)CRAC’s, (4)UPS modules, switchgear, and 300,000 lbs of copper
  • Facility was 50,000 square feet and left broom clean for future data center buildout for DLR

JP MORGAN CHASE | CARLSTADT, NJ

  • Removed all switchgear and paralleling gear for a 6 megawatt system for new buildout of disaster recovery center

RAYTHEON | WALTHAM, MA

  • Removed (1) 500kva UPS, several CRACs, 2,500 square feet of raised floor
  • Space was left broom clean for future office use

LORD ABBOTT | JERSEY CITY, NJ

  • Removed (2) 1 Megawatt Generators, several CRAC units, UPS modules and switchgear
  • Facility was 7,500 square feet and left broom clean for future office use

BLACKROCK FINANCIAL | NEW YORK, NY

  • Removed (3) 500kva UPS modules, (11) PDU’s and (17) CRAC units, along with 30,000 pounds of wet cell batteries, from an eighth-floor facility in downtown Manhattan

CITIBANK | NEW YORK, NY

  • Removed (3) 300kva UPS modules and battery cabinets from 11th floor in downtown Manhattan

WAMU | SEATTLE, WA

  • Removed a 2 Megawatt generator on a trailer out of parking garage in downtown Seattle
  • Work had to be performed off hours on the weekend

testimonials

DSA Encore took the time to understand our quality requirements and growth strategy. They provided a superior data center solution, which allowed us to deploy an expansion of our Bryan colocation facility on time and within budget. It was a seamless transition from the beginning of the project through to completion.
Bruce Buell Vice President Data Center Operations for Fibertown
The team at DSA Encore did an amazing job on the decommissioning and restoration here at PVH (Warnanco). The work was performed quickly, safely and was completed ahead of schedule. I missed them when they left.
Paul Dagnone PVH

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