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Fortune 500 Publishing Case Study


A successful Value Added Reseller (VAR)


A Fortune 500 Publishing Company


This project consisted of destruction of over 10,000 media tapes containing sensitive data along with decommissioning and removal of a Sun L5510 tape library. The Client required that tape destruction be witnessed by Client’s staff and include logging of all tape serial numbers. The tape library, which weighed over 6,000 pounds and was the size of a small room, had to be dismantled and removed with minimal disruption to the Client’s operations. Upon removal, all components were to be recycled in an environmentally friendly, EPA approved, manner.



Guardian Data Destruction crafted an innovative solution for tape disposal that included an on-site shredder. This enabled serial number capture and shredding to be witnessed with minimal inconvenience to Client’s personnel. GDD was able to dis-assemble and remove the tape library after hours, thereby virtually eliminating any impact on the Client’s operations. All the hardware and shredded media was then transported to a recycling facility for EPA approved recycling or disposal. The Client was supplied with an Asset Transfer Form detailing the complete chain of custody, and a Certificate of Destruction and Recycling. The entire project was completed in only 2 days.

The VAR enhanced its position with the Client by meeting its needs with a highly cost effective and innovative solution. The VAR benefited from a substantial OEM discount while expending minimal effort. The Client was very satisfied with the thorough professional manner in which the work was performed – it was started and finished on time, at the agreed upon price, in conformance with government standards, and included a complete set of supporting documentation.

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