DSA Encore Publishes Case Studies to Highlight Successful Data Center Decommissioning Projects

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DSA Encore, the nation’s leading provider of end-to-end data center solutions, announces the publication of three data center decommissioning case studies—one each for three of the firm’s premier data center decommissioning clients: First New York Partners, JP Morgan Chase and Credit Suisse. Each study highlights the unique decommissioning challenges faced by these companies, and details the practical, timely solutions provided by DSA Encore.

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Given the inherent risks of today’s data center decommissioning environment, these case studies highlight the value of partnering with the specialists at DSA Encore.

DSA Encore announces the publication of three new case studies that showcase the firm’s successful completion of recent data center decommissioning projects for First New York Partners, JP Morgan Chase and Credit Suisse.

With less than 60 days to transform a 70K square foot data center—one with a level of complexity and sheer volume of materials that under normal conditions would take up to 6 months to complete—FNYP faced a tight decommissioning deadline to meet the 60-day requirements of the incoming tenant. They tapped the DSA Encore team, who utilized a forty-man crew and a seven-day-a-week work schedule to decommission the entire space with time to spare. Upon completion, DSA Encore presented FNYP with a check for $81,500—the fair market value of the materials recovered from the site less the project costs.

JPMC had to decommission a former Washington Mutual data center in Arlington, TX, without disturbing the company’s adjacent call center, which was kept operational by an interconnected electrical and mechanical infrastructure. Due to the myriad of potential risks, the project required months of upfront preparation, more than 25 internal approvals, security clearances for all on-site personnel and the need to coordinate a temporary generator system. DSA Encore’s 15-person team worked round-the-clock for 41 days to surgically decommission the site. Upon completion, DSA presented JPMC a broom-clean space—with no disruptions to the call center and complete data security—and handed the JPMC client a check for $504,450 for recovered assets less the project costs.

CS needed their midtown Manhattan sublevel data center decommissioned in preparation for a data center upgrade one floor up. The project required the safe removal, transport and disposal of 629 wet-cell batteries, along with a host of other electrical and mechanical equipment from two floors below street level. CS required that all EPA guidelines be met when dealing with the various hazardous materials, including proper disposal of the R-22 refrigerant, the wet-cell battery system, FM200 fire suppression system, and any equipment or materials being returned to DSA Encore for recycling and reuse. Leveraging a skilled team and deep understanding of EPA regulations, DSA Encore dismantled and removed the entire system and provided complete written documentation of approved disposal or recycling for CS’s records and protection.

“We’re proud to present these case studies to our colleagues in the data center industry,” says Steve Friedman, CEO and Chairman of DSA Encore. “Each project, regardless of scope and scale, comes with its own set of challenges and priorities. Whether it’s a tight deadline, risk mitigation, or disposing of hazardous materials—we ensure that our clients’ needs are totally met from start to finish. Given the inherent risks of today’s data center decommissioning environment, these case studies highlight the value and security of partnering with the decommissioning specialists at DSA Encore.”

With a fully staffed team led by Skip Napolitano, Director of Decommissioning Services at DSA Encore, surgical decommissioning is a cornerstone of the firm’s comprehensive data center solutions. It’s a deliberate process involving project scope and definition, asset purchase, facility scheduling and coordination, support acquisition and final restoration. To date, DSA Encore has surgically decommissioned nearly one million square feet of data center facility space.

Businesses searching for reliable data center solutions, or who want more information about the data center decommissioning projects completed by DSA Encore for FNYP, JPMC and CS, can visit http://www.dsaencore.com or call Matt Raio, Director of Procurement & Strategic Business Development at DSA Encore, at (800) 755-6492.

DSA Encore, headquartered in Brookfield, CT, is the nation’s leading provider of independent end-to-end data center solutions. Empowered by a totally client-centric, absolutely ‘vendor-neutral’ customer service philosophy, DSA Encore designs, builds, equips, maintains and restores data centers to fit any client requirement.

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