IO has announced its partnership with HiTECH Assets, a nationwide provider of IT asset disposition (ITAD) services, to help customers securely retire enterprise IT assets. The data center decommissioning services enable IO.Phoenix and IO.Scottsdale customers to secure, remarket, and recycle old IT and network equipment. This provides customers the highest level of security and value in data center asset recovery.

The new offering helps organizations respond to government and corporate initiatives for secure data destruction, sustainable technology recycling, and responsible redistribution of IT equipment. IO has partnered with HiTECH Assets, an industry leader which adheres to the highest standards of enterprise IT asset disposition and Data Center Asset Disposition (“DCAD”) with a unique focus on environment, compliance, and cybersecurity.

“HiTECH Assets has a strong commitment to providing best-in-class data center decommissioning services with a track record of excellent customer service and environmental responsibility,” said Rick Crutchley, chief operating officer at IO. “Our partnership with HiTECH Assets demonstrates our fundamental desire to help our customers advance their initiatives to manage data responsibly and protect the global environment.”

HiTECH offers certificates of data destruction and audit trail reporting through its customized ERP system and ensures zero waste disposition of all technology assets. HiTECH’s certified processes and remarketing expertise can help IO’s customers remarket assets that they no longer need, and can generate revenue to fund their entire ITAD program.

HiTECH has an industry leading program for working with the largest public and private enterprises including IO, which are sensitive to the risks of IT asset retirement. The company’s processes are R2 (Responsible Recycling Best Practices), RIOS (Recycling Industry Operating Standard), ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certified.

IO operates highly efficient, sustainable and secure data centers for many of the world’s most demanding customers, including Goldman Sachs, LexisNexis, Arizona State University, and more.