AIT had been contracted to manage a complex IT asset retirement program nationwide encompassing 1500 credit card processing servers from 500 various locations through Commercial Integrator, a global service provider of networking and IT infrastructure services.
The project was extremely time sensitive in that these devices are responsible for processing all End-user client credit card numbers for sales transactions and could not be down for more than 4 hours at any given time. Paramount to the process was the destruction of data that resided on each server as it was considered a highly classified and that of as sensitive nature to End-user client International.
AIT proposed a fixed cost solution that met the budget requirements of End-user client while delivering all services in a timely and efficient manner consistent with End-user client mandates and core objectives.
The process encompassed a 48-hour window of logistics for an AIT partner to perform onsite packaging, & removal of servers from highly secured banking facilities, some of which were managed out of normal business hours.
The servers were transported to AIT facility for receipt and processing whereby all hard storage media were either scrubbed using the DoD 5220.22M process or Degaussed (destruction passing the media through a magnetic field).
Each server had specific asset information that needed to be recorded and reported back to End-user client along with certificates of destruction for each site pickup that occurred.
Throughout the duration of the contract End-user client was extremely satisfied as to the ongoing support and problem resolutions that occurred related to retrieval of the servers in a timely manner. Since the completion of the project, AIT has performed numerous other projects for both the integrator and End-user client.