Certified Data Destruction Services

Secure, Compliant and Audit Ready; Leave No Data Behind!

Sphaera, Inc., based in Hillsboro, Oregon, is an IT Asset and Data Center Infrastructure Lifecycle Management company with a direct focus on data sanitization and destruction, asset recovery, logistics and install/refresh/de-install services.  
We operate state-of-the-art erasure, degaussing and shredding systems, both mobile and plant-based, to serve our customers. Our full array of sanitization and destruction services comply with the Purge and Destroy methodology published by the National Institute for Standards in Technology, NIST Special Publication 800-88, Revision 1. 
We offer even more rigorous services that comply with the NSA/CSS Policy Manual 9-12 for physical destruction. 
We provide a single point of contact to transparently manage all of your destruction needs, regardless of location and we have a demonstrable record of success with projects ranging in size from a few drives up to entire data center decommissions.
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Hippa Hitech
FCRA
IT Infrastructure Solution
IT Infrastructure Services
FISMA
NERC

Drive Shredding

We offer NIST SP 800-88, Rev. 1 Compliant shredding. Hard disk drives (HDDs) are shredded to 30 mm particle width. Solid state drives (SSDs) and flash-memory based media are shredded into 10mm (3/8″) width.

Opt for data destruction services when:

  • Hardware is obsolete; no further use or value
  • Contains sensitive, compliance or classified information
  • Mandated by corporate/company/agency rule/policy/law

Data Sanitization

For hardware that can be reused, we sanitize them by overwriting multiple drives simultaneously in the field or on-premise according  to the NIST SP 800-88, Rev. 1 compliant scheme.

We recommend data sanitization when:

  • Hardware will be returned to lessor at end of lease
  • Hardware has residual value and can be sold to offset replacement cost
  • Hardware remains relevant and in good condition; redeploy extending return on investment

Data Degaussing

We provide NSA-compliant Data Degaussing and use EPL-D listed degaussing set up to demagnetize the HDDs along with high capacity shredders that then deform and shred HDDs into 30mm average particles. 

We recommend data degaussing for HDDs only followed by data shredding for maximum security and full compliance.

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Sphaera Projects in North America & Europe:


Portland, OR

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Centers

Project Type: Decommission, Certified Data Destruction and Asset Value Recovery

Project Details: Multiple Infrastructure decommissioning, asset recovery and data destruction events



Project Type 2

Environment Served: 60+ Telecom Central Offices

Project Type: Critical Infrastructure Engineer, Furnish & Install (EF&I)

Project Details: DC Power Plant replacements, ATS/switchgear/generator/fuel system/power distribution installations



Project Type 3

Environment Served: Enterprise

Project Type: Decommission, Certified Data Destruction and Asset Value Recovery

Project Details: Office building IT infrastructure decommissioning, data destruction, asset recovery



Project Type 4

Environment Served: Enterprise

Project Type: Infrastructure Design & Build

Project Details: Lab infrastructure design and installation



Project Type 5

Environment Served: Enterprise

Project Type: IT Infrastructure Engineer, Furnish & Install (EF&I)

Project Details: Enterprise office network distribution structured cabling


San Francisco, CA

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Suite

Project Type:IT Infrastructure Engineer, Furnish & Install (EF&I)

Project Details: 8,000 sq ft. data center suite fit-up install, rack and stack 2500 servers, structured cabling



Project Type 2

Environment Served: Data Centers

Project Type: Certified Data Destruction & Asset Recovery

Project Details: Multiple asset recovery and data destruction events



Project Type 3

Environment Served: Enterprise

Project Type: Critical & IT Infrastructure Decommission

Project Details: Enterprise Office building IT decommission; asset value recovery, remove structured cabling,
IT infrastructure and critical power infrastructure, return space to original condition



Project Type 4

Environment Served: Enterprise

Project Type: Infrastructure Design & Build

Project Details: Lab infrastructure design and installation




Keflavik, Iceland

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Suite

Project Type: Decommission & Certified Data Destruction

Project Details: Decommissioned a 7,500 sq. ft. data suite, inventoried,
packed, shipped via air and sea 17,000 discrete assets, certified data destruction




Las Vegas, NV

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Center

Project Type: Data Center Customer Migration

Project Details: Small cage; pick, pack and ship hardware to California location




Chicago, IL

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Suite

Project Type: Decommission, Certified Data Destruction and Asset Value Recovery

Project Details: 15-Cabinet Data Center cage, data destruction, infrastructure removal, asset value recovery,
e-cycling, consolidation (3 cabinets), hardware installation, cabling work



Project Type 2

Environment Served: Enterprise Data Center

Project Type: Decommission, Certified Data Destruction, e-Cycling & Asset Recovery

Project Details: Decommission all IT infrastructure; data destruction, infrastructure removal, asset value recovery,
e-cycling, consolidation, hardware installation, cabling work 2 floors of 100,000 Sq ft. enterprise location




Northern Virginia / Wash D.C. Metro

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Suite

Project Type: IT Infrastructure Engineer, Furnish & Install (EF&I)

Project Details: 10,000 sq. ft. data center suite fit-up install, rack and stack 2500 servers, structured cabling



Project Type 2

Environment Served: Data Centers

Project Type: Certified Data Destruction & Asset Recovery

Project Details: Multiple asset recovery and data destruction events



Project Type 3

Environment Served: Enterprise

Project Type: Certified Data Sanitization & Hardware Purchase

Project Details: 5000+ Hard disk drive certified data sanitization project, hardware purchase




Dallas, TX

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Suite

Project Type: IT Infrastructure Engineer, Furnish & Install (EF&I)

Project Details: 10,000 sq ft. data center suite fit-up install, rack and stack 2500 servers, structured cabling



Project Type 2

Environment Served: Data Suite

Project Type: Certified Data Destruction & Asset Value Recovery

Project Details: Multiple asset recovery and data destruction events




Austin, TX

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Centers

Project Type: Certified Data Destruction & Asset Value Recovery

Project Details: Multiple asset recovery and data destruction events



Project Type 2

Environment Served: Data Centers

Project Type: Critical Infrastructure Decommissioning and Engineer, Furnish & Install (EF&I)

Project Details: Critical Infrastructure (electrical) decommissioning and replacement power & signal cabling




Coeur d’ Alene, ID / Spokane, WA

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Regional Telecom Company

Project Type: Critical Infrastructure Engineer, Furnish & Install (EF&I)

Project Details: Design, Engineering, Permitting, construction, trenching, conduit installation, fiber/copper runs,
power, ATS/switchgear/generator/fuel system/power distribution installation commissioning 130 sq. ft. communications hut
for regional telephone company.



Project Type 2

Environment Served: Enterprise Data Center

Project Type: Critical Infrastructure Engineer, Furnish & Install (EF&I)

Project Details: Design, Engineering, Permitting, 150KW generator, new AC switchgear,
new DC power plant installation Central Office upgrade for a regional telephone company




Valdosta, GA

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Enterprise

Project Type: Decommissioning, Certified Data Destruction, and Asset Value Recovery

Project Details: Office building IT infrastructure decommissioning, data destruction, asset recovery



Project Type 2

Environment Served: Enterprise

Project Type: IT Infrastructure Engineer, Furnish & Install (EF&I)

Project Details: Enterprise office Network distribution structured cabling




New York/ New Jersey

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Center

Project Type: Decommission, Certified Data Destruction and Asset Value Recovery

Project Details: Multiple Infrastructure decommissioning, asset recovery and data destruction events




Seattle, WA / Puget Sound

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Centers

Project Type: Decommissioning, Certified Data Destruction, and Asset Value Recovery

Project Details: Multiple Infrastructure decommissioning, asset recovery and data destruction events



Project Type 2

Environment Served: Telecom Central Offices

Project Type: Critical Infrastructure Engineer, Furnish & Install (EF&I)

Project Details: DC Power Plant replacements, ATS/switchgear/generator/fuel system/power distribution installations




Denver, CO

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Centers

Project Type: Decommissioning, Certified Data Destruction and Asset Value Recovery

Project Details: Multiple Infrastructure decommissioning, asset recovery and data destruction events




Tampa, Destin, Ft. Lauderdale FL

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Enterprise

Project Type: Decommissioning, Certified Data Destruction and Asset Value Recovery

Project Details: Office building IT infrastructure decommissioning, data destruction, asset recovery



Project Type 2

Environment Served: Enterprise

Project Type: IT Infrastructure Engineer, Furnish & Install (EF&I)

Project Details: Enterprise office network distribution structured cabling




Toronto, Canada

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Centers

Project Type: Decommissioning, Certified Data Destruction, and Asset Value Recovery

Project Details: Multiple Infrastructure decommissioning, asset recovery and data destruction events




Los Angeles, CA

Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Centers

Project Type: Decommissioning, Certified Data Destruction, and Asset Value Recovery

Project Details: Multiple Infrastructure decommissioning, asset recovery and data destruction events



Project Type 1

Environment Served: Data Centers

Project Type: Critical Infrastructure Engineer, Furnish & Install (EF&I)

Project Details: AC electrical installation work in multiple Telecom Central Offices



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Iceland Data Suite Decommission Case Study

Why Sphaera?

The level of sophistication that is required to successfully complete decom projects is way more convoluted than the physical element we are talking about but that’s what constitutes success for customers.

The difference that Sphaera offers, and where we have seen tremendous success, is coming in  and talking to the customer early on about what they are doing from a business perspective. We take a more consultative approach: are you moving to the cloud, are you moving across town, are you downsizing, are you expanding? And really, our value proposition is helping our customers throughout their journey, safely, without downtime… production applications, development environments, and the whole nine yards.

What Sphaera really offers is trust and risk mitigation.”

Jon Billow

CEO, Sphaera, Inc.

The Sphaera Difference

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