In today's litigious environment, with its ever-increasing frequency and volume
of legal holds, you oftentimes have no choice but to hold onto previously used
backup tapes, even after upgrading your data backup environment. By taking
advantage of the Iron Mountain Restoration Assurance program, you no longer
have to maintain the equipment and incur the costs associated with your legacy
Following changes made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that went into
effect in December 2006, the requirement to restore electronically stored
information (ESI) from data backup tapes in response to litigation and/or
regulatory investigation has resulted in most organizations thinking more
seriously about their data backup strategies. In fact, while many organizations are
modernizing their backup systems, they still maintain a large media inventory.
What is Restoration Assurance?
The Iron Mountain Restoration Assurance program provides your organization
with the peace of mind that backup tapes can be restored at any time — even if
you no longer maintain the environment.
Restoration Assurance is a subscription-based program that provides both
scheduled as well as ad hoc, on-demand restoration and extraction of email
and data files from tape. In the case of email, messages may be restored either
for individual users or in bulk for all users of a specified email system.
Restoration Assurance employs both proprietary and native processing and
restoration tools to optimize tape restorations for timeliness and accuracy,
including the use of deduplication procedures to ensure that only single instances
of every targeted file or email message are restored regardless of how many
users received the message (or possessed the file) within the organization, or how
many times a message (or file) was backed up.
Our proprietary techniques, in particular, have been built and adapted to restore
and extract data and email more efficiently and expeditiously than could be
achieved with native cataloging, restoration, and processing technologies — all
with uncompromised levels of accuracy and reporting accountability.
Dedicated Restoration Assurance project managers ensure
that logistics scheduling, production management, and
periodic status reporting are all handled in a consistent
and repeatable fashion for each scheduled and on-demand
All incoming media are logged into a project database to
ensure that the physical attributes of each batch of tapes
— such as tape label names, tape totals by media type,
barcode labels, handwritten label details, container details,
etc. — are captured and recorded. And at the conclusion of
each restoration project, the targeted files and email
messages are returned to the client on either an encrypted
USB drive or DVD, along with a complete chain of custody
report as well as the original source media.
- Eliminates the costs (maintenance
and support) associated with
maintaining legacy tape
- Provides predefined Service Level
Agreements that guarantee costs
and delivery timeframes in the
event tapes require restoration
- Frees up data center space
previously utilized by legacy
- Permits redeployment of IT
personnel previously charged with
maintaining and restoring backup
Be Prepared to Meet Any Challenge
You never know when a demanding litigation-related data
request will appear or an emergency data restoration will
be needed, but you'll always be confident that you can
rise to the challenge with Iron Mountain as your partner.
With a unique combination of in-depth knowledge, firsthand
experience, and comprehensive end-to-end data
management services, Iron Mountain stands ready to help
you with even your most difficult data restoration
Whether you're looking to retire or migrate your backup
tape environment, or simply change backup applications,
the Iron Mountain Restoration Assurance program
ensures that your tapes can be properly, cost effectively,
and defensibly restored without your having to maintain
legacy equipment — all the while in strict adherence to
Iron Mountain's chain of custody guidelines.
Data Restoration by the Data Protection Experts
For more than 50 years, Iron Mountain has led the way
in records, data, and information management and
protection solutions. From the earliest days of paper
documents to today's sophisticated digital archives, Iron
Mountain provides responsive, reliable service and real
Iron Mountain has helped numerous organizations
worldwide minimize their business risks with fast, accurate
and cost-effective data extraction and restoration services.
Make Iron Mountain your trusted partner, too.
Ab out Iron Mountain. Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) provides information
management services that help organizations lower the costs, risks and inefficiencies of managing
their physical and digital data. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain manages billions of information
assets, including backup and archival data, electronic records, document imaging, business records,
secure shredding, and more, for organizations around the world. Visit the company Web site at
www.ironmountain.com for more information.