Business data needs to be retained – either for compliance reasons or to maintain the integrity of the organization. But data is growing fast and it’s overflowing. At this point you have so much data, you aren’t sure how to manage it. It’s all important information that needs to be maintained for the integrity of your business, but storing it has become a challenge.
Archived information is probably low priority data that you don’t always need. It’s your original data that is still important to your business. Knowing what data is stored on your archive tapes becomes critical any time you’re faced with an audit, litigation or discovery request.
Backup is for recovery and archive is to restore. In any situation, whether a day-to-day question or a major catastrophe, you need to be able to access your data securely and efficiently. Iron Mountain has the experience and knowledge to help you determine how to identify information for archive and backup purposes.
Iron Mountain provides a comprehensive data archiving solution and retrieval program to cost effectively protect and preserve data that needs to be retained, and accessible for compliance, legal and value generation - letting the IT staff focus on driving business innovation while being confident in knowing what data is stored yet accessible when needed.
It’s happened – you’re unable to produce the data you need for litigation requests and audits, so you now must spend time and effort searching for the media with the required data for the request.
Stop worrying about your backup tapes and free up costly staff time by making SecureSync a part of your tape management program, so you’ll know where the backup data is at all times.
Unknown or unresolved media inventory discrepancies represent major risk to your organization —especially when media that is unaccounted for could be requested at any time as part of an audit or litigation request, or in response to a disaster recovery incident. And it can require significant time, energy and expense to search for and locate misplaced media.
It’s in your best interest to know your inventory is accurate and complete. Iron Mountain’s Inventory Audit service provides an extra measure of confidence by helping you identify exactly what data you have and where it resides.
Simple and effective, you submit your media barcode numbers via SecureSync® and we generate a report that shows any discrepancies. This is a no-charge service for current Iron Mountain® Offsite Tape Vaulting customers.
Scan and report. Iron Mountain scans all or a subset of the barcodes for your media stored in our vault. When complete, your authorized users receive a report of the findings, including any errors, duplicates and/or missing items.
Roll up your sleeves and get hands on. Visit an Iron Mountain media vault and you’ll be given a space to work where you can perform an audit onsite using your own staff. Iron Mountain will assist you with the audit and help you resolve any discrepancies that may arise.
Your organization is growing and so is the volume of digital media. It’s difficult to identify specific pieces of information when combing through tape archives. This is especially true where your information could be stored in numerous redundant media formats. Plus you may have experienced mergers, acquisitions, business expansions, and IT organizational changes, making it more challenging to manage your past and present data volumes.
Managing the explosive growth in data, while determining exactly what data needs to be retained creates challenges:
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