What Happens to $15M Worth of Data Center Gear when the Government Changes its Mind?

A decision by the Department of the Interior not to renew a 2005 IT lease with a minority contractor resulted in a warehouse full of new servers and data storage assets going to the auction block, according to Chris Rasmus of Rasmus Auctioneers, an online liquidator.

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Besides the $15 million in equipment, an additional $5 million in tech-support, user licenses, and support agreements have gone up in smoke.

Dulles, VA (PRWEB) August 30, 2007

A decision by the Department of the Interior not to renew a 2005 IT lease with a minority contractor resulted in a warehouse full of new servers and data storage assets going to the auction block, according to Chris Rasmus of Rasmus Auctioneers, an online liquidator.

"It seams like a terrible waste of money," noted Rasmus. "Besides the $15 million in equipment, an additional $5 million in tech-support, user licenses, and support agreements have gone up in smoke."

The entire lot, which includes hundreds of Egenera blade servers, EMS data storage arrays, switchgear, and hardware is online to be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price.

The inventory will be sold by internet-only auction at 2 pm eastern on Wednesday, September 12, 2007. "The liquidation will be like an e-bay sale on steroids," Rasmus said, "instead of selling one item to one buyer, we will sell many to many."

For more information on this auction, visit http://www.rasmus.com.

Published by ASmarketingcenter.com, the marketing division of AuctionServices.com, Inc., and NationalAuctionList.com.

Contact Information:
Christopher R. Rasmus
Rasmus Asset Advisors
P. O. Box 30760
Alexandria, Virginia 22310
Offices 703.768.9000 x232
Fax 703.783.8320
http://www.rasmus.com

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