Some of the servers that we decommission we keep for spare parts or potential reuse. Most of it has gathered dust over the years.
Today we spent the morning cleaning out a storage locker we maintain in a secure storage facility opposite our Amsterdam 2 datacenter in the Netherlands
In total we cleared out: – 47 x Rack-mount servers – 137 x 3.5″ SATA and SAS HDDs – 5 x Remote controlled Power Distribution Units – 1 x Rack-mount KVM over IP – 2 x External FireWire HDDs – A lot of rails – 1 x Apple Mac G4 tower – 2 x Large boxes of obsolete CAT-5 Ethernet, power and KVM cables – 3 x 19″ shelves
Thanks go to the professionals at it-recycling who took the lot to their secure facility for correct disposal in line with current legislation and environmental best practices. All hard drives will be shredded into confetti size pieces in their unique shredding machine.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months you will undoubtedly be aware of changes to European data protection legislation introduced in the new General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, effective as of May 2018.
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Here at Anu, we take security very seriously. Our clients put great trust in our ability to keep their data safe and this is why we only use physical facilities with ISO 27001 certification or equivalent and strict access controls.
As part of our continuous effort to enhance our security policies and maintain best practices, we as a company have started the process of becoming ISO 27001 certified. This will give our customers even more confidence that their confidential data is in safe hands.
We hope to receive our initial certification this year and will be independently audited annually afterwards. We will be able to supply a copy of our certificate and audits when they are available.
What is ISO 27001?
An Information Security Management System is a systematic and pro-active approach to effectively manage risks to the security of your company’s confidential information. The system promotes efficient management of sensitive corporate information, identifying vulnerabilities to ensure it is adequately protected against potential threats. It encompasses premises security, people, process and IT systems.
What does it means for you:
• Working with a trustworthy provider maintains your company’s own integrity with regards to the safeguarding of your data.
• Instills confidence further down the supply chain resulting in stronger customer / supplier relationships.