Hard Drive Decomissioning

Teraware: Complete erasure, every time

Teraware is the solution for data center hardware sanitization. Specifically designed for decommissioning, Teraware performs in the most technologically demanding IT environments.

  • Security 100% guaranteed: Data sanitization that meets the most stringent standards
  • A fully traceable audit trail for every serialized asset
  • More than 4 million drives per year sanitized for hyperscalers and Fortune 100 companies

What to expect with Teraware

Teraware sets the standard for data erasure software. Here’s how:

Highly efficient performance

Teraware wipes an unlimited number of drives concurrently, thanks to its agent-based architecture. It works in any scenario, with any media type.

1-2 days to concurrently wipe all drives, whether one or 100,000 1

Wipes 1TB every 2.5 hours; parallel wiping means unprecedented efficiency

Fully wipes more than 98% of drives;1 securely wipes or destroys 100% of drives

Precise and flexible deployment

Teraware can manage any decommissioning job, from the most high-security racks to loose and non-networked drives.

Every scenario covered, from data centers to colocation sites to servers in closets

All media types sanitized, including SSDs, HDDs, SATA, SAS, Fibre Channel and NVMe

Multiple ways to deploy, including via your network, an onsite appliance or a USB drive

Meets and exceeds standards

We adhere to and exceed the most relevant data sanitization standards and certifications for today’s infrastructures, including NIST 800-88. This also includes:

Data sanitization standards established by NIST, ADISA certification, and others

Vertical industry standards in healthcare, finance, government and more

Global standards everywhere in the world, including GDPR regulations

Proven results

ITRenew has completed the most stringent, forensic-level testing on storage technology in use among data centers of hyperscalers and Fortune 100 companies.

No data has ever been found on a Teraware-wiped drive. Ever.2

17 ADISA Certificates for Forensic Data Erasure of SSDs and HDDs

ADISA Threat Matrix Level 2: Only software to pass Level 2 forensic data erasure of SSDs and HDDs beyond forensic recovery1

Always Ahead Of The Curve

ITRenew collaborates with hyperscalers to continually upgrade Teraware so that it is compatible with the newest and most sophisticated data center hardware platforms

Pre-deployment Upgrading: Teraware is compatible with the latest hardware by its 1st day in production

Comprehensive Coverage: If a hardware type has been deployed in the past decade, Teraware can wipe it

How Teraware works

Hard Drive Decomissioning


Assets identified

Teraware inventories all assets to be decommissioned. We cross-reference your asset list with what we actually find, down to the exact specifications of CPUs, DIMMs, controllers and disks; we also detail all parent/child relationships. This rigorous discovery creates a comprehensive baseline for your audit trail. Data includes:

  • Rack ID/Rack Asset Tag. Locations of racks within your system are always identified and tracked.
  • Asset Serial Number/Asset Tag. The status of every asset inventoried is always identified and tracked.
  • FulInstalled Rack Unit and Server Model. Parent/child relationships between a rack, its specific servers, and each server’s drives and components are always identified and tracked.
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Drives wiped

Teraware wipes all drives at the same time, no matter how many you have. The onsite team locates and pulls anomalous (failed or non-conforming) drives individually; your chain of custody for each drive is maintained with a physical scan of its serial number.

  • 98% of drives fully wiped,1 an industry best
  • 100% of drives securely decommissioned
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Certificates issued

Certificates of Sanitization are issued for each wiped drive. Certificates of Destruction are issued for each failed drive upon shredding, whether this happens at your facility (if that’s your company policy) or ours. Rigorous cross-checking at every step ensures that no failed drive ever receives a Certificate of Sanitization.

  • Certificates of Sanitization are fully guaranteed, including for financial liability
  • Certificates of Destruction are fully guaranteed, including for financial liability
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Automated reporting

Once all drives have been wiped, Teraware’s automatic reporting details the exact status of each item, including failed or non-conforming disks. Cross-checking is performed as decommissioned inventory is loaded into trucks for removal.

  • Rigorous cross-checking at every step in the decommissioning process compares and reconciles listed and actual inventory