A successful IT infrastructure audit can benefit organizations by identifying underutilized data center equipment that can be repurposed or retired. An audit can also uncover any equipment that has a lapsed or overlapping maintenance contract.
During an audit, certified engineers will utilize state-of-the-art tools to test and enhance the functionality of an organization’s network across all vendors, regardless of the age of the equipment.
Infrastructure audits, which are non-invasive procedures, require little to no preparation on the part of the organization. Some organizations can choose to have an escort accompany the on-site engineers to identify where the assets are and help the engineer understand the layout and purpose of each piece of equipment for the company.
Onsite audits, which also include a health-check analysis of the equipment, focus on:
- The age of the technology in an organization’s environment
- A detailed analysis of the current hardware’s functionality
- A report of any warning lights or error codes found
- Recommended fixes and upgrades
Once the audit has concluded, all of the information is gathered in a readable report, which proposes solutions that can help extend the life of the organization’s IT equipment and decrease total cost of ownership. The report can, for instance, identify machines that are eligible for decommissioning and physical removal. It also provides alternatives to current maintenance plans for the machines that are not going to be removed.
Choosing CentricsIT for Your Infrastructure Audit
CentricsIT offers comprehensive infrastructure audit services. Our team of experts helps identify candidates for our Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) and IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) programs.
With our Gartner-recognized TPM program, our team works closely with the organization to identify infrastructure components best suited for third-party IT maintenance and support. Our support solutions are designed to extend the life of every machine in your data center by covering equipment long after the manufacturer’s warranty has expired.
Our ITAD program uncovers any unused equipment that has no purpose and helps the customer determine if the equipment carries any value and can be sold on the secondary market. Our team will safely and permanently wipe or destroy your retired disks, safeguarding all data, and we can provide a certificate of destruction for all services to ensure compliance during any audit.
To learn more about our services, or to schedule an audit of your infrastructure, contact us today.