SOLABS needed to find a credible data center provider to bring its new SaaS offering to market.


SOLABS gains access to more customers while maintaining long-term client relationships.


Iron Mountain Data Centers Retail Colocation


  • Satisfy the 80% of clients that requested a SaaS option
  • Secure infrastructure to protect critical data
  • Expand SOLABS’s target addressable markets

For more than 13 years, SOLABS, an Enterprise Quality Management software (eQMS) provider, has helped organizations in the Life Sciences industry improve operational efficiency and maintain compliance with Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Its software allows companies to manage all quality processes in one single user interface.

SOLABS is dedicated to establishing long-term relationships with its clients and the research and development team works closely with customers on product enhancements and new product development. When 80 percent of its clients requested that SOLABS offer a hosted solution, SOLABS was quick to respond. The company now offers software as a SaaS/cloud offering.

“We are dedicated to the Life Sciences industry and our clients’ needs. We are constantly innovating and making sure our software is up to date by staying on top of the ever-changing industry regulations. We don’t just provide a technology — we provide a service for our clients.”

Philippe Gaudreau, Chief Executive Officer, SOLABS

In order to make this switch, SOLABS sought a secure and compliant data center home for this new offering.

The Right Colocation Environment to Meet its Requirements

SOLABS went through a rigorous process of reviewing the optimal data center environment for its SaaS offering. It determined that colocation was the best solution but knew it needed a partner that offered services beyond space and power.

After evaluating several colocation providers, SOLABS selected Iron Mountain based on a proven track record of protecting customer information in secure and compliant facilities. SOLABS can meet its requirements for a SaaS solution with Iron Mountain’s:

  • highly secure data center colocation built in accordance with the most stringent regulatory standards.
  • flexible and scalable data center environment — with a pricing model that is easy to understand and does not require an expense for capacity that SOLABS does not need.
  • portfolio of services and 24/7 support delivered by full-time, employed technicians who are well trained and follow proven and compliant procedures. comprehensive solutions for backup and recovery and an infrastructure that aligns with its business continuity requirements.

Now SOLABS can not only meet its existing clients’ requests for a SaaS offering but also extend this new product to a broader range of companies. By partnering with Iron Mountain, SOLABS can focus on product innovation and business development while knowing its application is in the right hands.

“Our customers entrust us to protect their electronic records, and we take that extremely seriously. When we made the decision to colocate our data center operations, we wanted our customers to have peace of mind knowing where their data is being stored. Iron Mountain is a well-known and a trusted storage and information management company that already provides services to many of our life sciences clients. This was a natural fit for us.”

Philippe Gaudreau, Chief Executive Officer, SOLABS

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