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XTG Attending the Data Center Dynamics show in Washington DC

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After attending the Data Center Dynamics show in NYC in March, XTechnology Global  is a sponsor of the Washington D.C. Data Center Dynamics held in Reston VA. DCD Converged Washington DC offers the latest innovations, trends, solutions and challenges facing the data center and mission critical IT spheres. XTG will have a booth at the show and invites all clients and potential clients to stop by if you are attending the show. This is a great chance to get caught up on the newest changes in the data center industry and how your business can keep up with the trends. We hope to see you there!

Data Center Dynamics Converged conference in NYC - Washington DC

E-Waste Recycling Day for town of Danvers, MA

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XTechnology Global and the town of Danvers, MA will hold another E-waste function for the town this weekend at Danvers High school. Hours are from 9-1 on  Saturday and Sunday. Residents of Danvers and local businesses are urged to come and recycling old electronics that are no longer being used like computers, cell phones, printers or any other type of electronic you are looking to recycling properly!

“We are pleased to be working with XTG again to provide electronics recycling services for the residents and businesses of the town of Danvers.” Said Gail Bernard, recycling coordinator for the Town. This is our 5th event and all have been highly successful. XTG donates proceeds of the day’s events to the town of Danvers food bank.  This event is held rain or shine so please come out and do your part!

E-Waste and Recycling Day for Teradyne!

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E-Waste and Recycling day for Teradyne

 

 

 

 

XTechnology Global is pleased to announce a successful company-wide E-waste and recycling day for Teradyne and its employees on April 22nd, 2013 located at 600 River park Drive, North Reading, Massachusetts.

As a commitment to the environment and recycling for Teradyne we are pleased to select a vendor that shares the same goals and vision as it relates to electronics recycling. “With the selection of XTechology Global as a downstream E-waste processor, the companies R2 (Responsible Recycling), and ISO certifications allows Teradyne to have a peace of mind that no electronics (E-waste) are exported to developing countries or dumped into landfills and are processed with a full downstream audit trail”, said Mark Cappi, EHS manager for Teradyne.  “Teradyne has been a pleasure to work with and the EHS team clearly shares the same commitment to environmental sustainability as it relates to E-waste”, said Chris Allworth, National Accounts manager for XTechnology Global. Event is schedule rain or shine.

XTG Now has the HSM Powerline Hard Drive Shredder

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HSM PowerLine Hard Drive Shredder

 

 

 

XTechnology Global just received a new product at our facility called the HSM Powerline HDS 230-2 Hard Drive Shredder. This device is an extremely powerful machine that has the ability to destroy Hard Drives, Magnetic Tapes, CDs, USB Sticks and even Credit Cards along with all data associated with them. The strong, energy efficient engine used in this machine is in accordance with IEC 60034-30 which allows continual manual material feed.

With the new data shredding system you can be sure that your companies data is completely destroyed and documented to ensure your companies data is safe. The unit allows for data compliance in accordance with DoD 5220 and NIST 800-88 specifications. All material after shredding is recycled in accordance to XTechnology Global’s R2 and ISO certifications. Give us a call to learn more about this machine or about our Data Destruction services. 1(978) 539-8310

Watch this educational video to learn more about the Hard Drive Shredder!

 

Current R2 Standard Changing to R2:2013

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R2:2013 Responsible Recycling Logo in MA

 

 

 

The current R2 Standard is changing to R2:2013. Once ratified by the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) it will be submitted to the R2 Solutions board of Directors. The original Standard was released in 2008 as it related to best practices for E-waste and computer recycling.  The new standard will incorporate ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, two certifications XTechnology Global already has. This new standard will set the bar for companies seeking certification under the new R2:2013 standard. The new standard will require compliance with the new import and export laws, incorporates on site workers health and safety, and eliminates harmful E-waste disposal in developing countries. As the new standard gets adopted, XTechnology Global will be at the forefront of certification and will be in compliance with the new standard. This will allow for XTechnology Global to continue industry best practices as it relates to E-waste recycling for existing and future clients.

Data Center Relocation and Colocation

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Hurricane Sandy Date Center Relocation

 

In recently published Gartner research article, one in ten data center servers older than 12 months and less than 36months will be relocated in 2013. Colocation, cloud application repurposing, reexamination of primary and disaster recovery locations after Super Storm Sandy are some of the factors contributing to mission critical data center asset migration. As a result, logistic planning and services are a growing part of operational data center management.

Relocation of enterprise assets involves more than just moving equipment from point A to point B. Data centers and their components require different consideration than other corporate logistic projects. Mission critical environments data disposition, transit security are a few of the elements that distinguish enterprise based logistics. How these elements potential affect a relocation project and the selection of a logistics partner should be considered.

Picking an experienced company in data center protocol and deinstallation is a good place to start. Proper deinstallation protects expensive hardware, assures continuity of existing warrantee and maintenance agreements and saves time and money during reinstallation. Capacity to meet tight deadlines and flexibility to accommodate off hours and likely schedule changes should be considered.

As with any data center project need for potential data disposition and data security exists in asset relocation. Many enterprise focused logistic companies have the ability to handle data disposition onsite if required and certified procedures for offsite data security. Both onsite and offsite options should include full reporting by asset tag, drive serial number, a defensible audit chain and be able to accommodate any internal compliance requirements. Even if a migration project is not spec’d or anticipates these services selecting a vendor with experience and capability in data disposition and security is a good idea.

Transit and potential storage security requirements should be examined and matched with the capabilities of potential enterprise logistic providers.  Lock out transport, secure storage faculties options should include certified, established chain of custody procedures.

Over the course of planning and implementing any data center project equipment needs and requirements can change quickly. Some equipment slated to move may no longer be required at the time of relocation. Other equipment may be deemed inoperable after or during the move.

In both cases, repurposing and or recycling services may be required. Many qualified logistic companies handle disposal and where appropriate remarketing of repurposed enterprise equipment and components. As with previous services Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state and local compliance, with established chain of custody and a full understanding of internal goals and policy can be critical to a successful relocation.

By its nature data center relocation often involves questions of asset security, asset and E-Waste disposal, potential equipment repurposing and data disposition and security along with moving gear from one place to another safe and cost effectively. Logistic providers that offer certified solutions to the above can save time and money while satisfying important internal and external compliance requirements.

XTG Handling the E-Waste Initiative in Marblehead, MA

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Marblehead, MA E-Waste Removal

 

 

 

The town of Marblehead, Massachusetts has selected XTechnology Global as its preferred vendor to handle the town’s growing E-Waste Initiative. “The town of Marblehead is committed to environmental sustainability as it relates to E-Waste, which is why we have chosen XTechnology Global to handle our town’s recycling of electronics, computers, and IT related equipment. The company’s ISO and R2 certifications, full audit trail capabilities, transparent reporting process, and zero tolerance of E-Waste ending in landfills or being for export has led the town of Marblehead to select them as our new vendor”, said Andrew Petty, recycling coordinator for the town of Marblehead. “We are pleased to add another local town to our growing client list and provide our support to each of these towns in processing E-Waste by handling all electronics and computer recycling initiatives”, said TJ Whelan, Government account representative for XTechnology Global. We look forward to a mutually beneficial and long lasting relationship.

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