In order to reduce operating expenses, an operator customer wished to optimize the space occupied by its data center equipment and reduce its electricity bill. It asked Sofrecom to define a decommissioning strategy for obsolete, unused telecoms equipment and to allocate the freed-up surfaces to durable technical infrastructures.
We started by defining an equipment decommissioning roadmap compatible with our customer's goals. Next, we made an inventory of existing equipment - networks, IT, electrical, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, etc. – then evaluated their durability by considering obsolescence criteria. This led to a limited list of equipment to be conserved in the target configuration. Finally, we made recommendations on the renovation or recycling of some equipment.
Our recommendations, which will reduce energy consumption and space occupancy, are now being followed and the project is expected to last several months.