Iron Mountain Launches Iron Cloud for Enterprise Data Management
Iron Cloud is a modern destination for storing digital data, video and all types of media combined with enterprise-class services
Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE:IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced the launch of Iron Mountain® Iron Cloud™, an enterprise-class cloud storage platform and services offering for comprehensive data protection, preservation, restoration and recovery. With Iron Cloud, organizations can deploy a hybrid data management strategy with all the benefits of a cloud service, but with predictable cost models and integrated security that scales for enterprises of all sizes, as well as data accessibility through a self-service portal providing transparency and control for efficient storage operations.
Cloud services are increasingly becoming an integral part of many organizations' IT and data environments. As companies continue to transform their businesses with technology, they’re facing exponential data growth and complex challenges of determining what data to keep, where to store it and how to manage policies that govern data access. Seeking to address these challenges, organizations are systematically replacing the practice of keeping data on premises and opting for hybrid models that require reliable and secure cloud storage.
As a cloud storage platform for end-to-end data management, Iron Cloud not only solves for 'where' to store data but for the demanding challenges of protecting and preserving and accessing data to address business requirements. Iron Mountain's comprehensive approach to data management also enables organizations to manage risk by complying with industry standards and implementing advanced schemes to protect against cyberattacks.
“The overarching issues that drive data management concerns are clear—accelerating data growth and managing legacy infrastructure to store and protect that data is costly and complex,” said Jason Buffington, principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “At the same time, it’s more important than ever for organizations to protect and preserve data and make sure it’s accessible to the business. Iron Mountain, which is synonymous with trust and security with deep experience in data management, has built a solution that enables organizations to embrace cloud-services as part of their data management strategy while partnering with a true leader in data custodianship.”
Iron Cloud provides on demand block and object storage, accessible through secure connectivity from the enterprise to Iron Mountain's network of secure data centers. Iron Cloud addresses the critical stages of enterprise data management with advanced orchestration and automation for managing data sprawl, while securing data in motion and at rest and catering to the unique security and operational needs of medical imaging, surveillance video and other specialty media.
Iron Cloud offers technologies that enable end-to-end data management capabilities including backup, archive, recovery from disruption, and deep storage (to tape media). The platform provides:
- Predictable cost: Enterprises pay only for the data that is being protected, for a pay-as-you-go service model.
- Operational efficiency: Iron Cloud augments on premise storage administration with automated system management tasks and workflows to provide predictable, repeatable and reliable operations for data in the cloud.
- Security and data protection: Intelligent data protection and secure data migration services ensures that the requirements for protection and compliance dictated by the data are met.
- Data accessibility: Industry-leading service level agreements ensure data is intact, available and accessible based on business requirements.
- Data shuttle services: Iron Mountain expands its cloud migration services with a data shuttle offering for fast and secure onboarding of customers’ data to Iron Cloud.
“Digital transformation initiatives and new technologies like machine learning and the Internet of Things are challenging companies to find new strategies to handle the explosion of high value data,” said Eileen Sweeney, senior vice president and general manager for Data Management at Iron Mountain. “Building on our reputation as a trusted and proven service provider in data management, along with our experience in cloud storage and archiving, Iron Cloud offers a viable solution today. Our rapidly evolving portfolio of services is extensible and will grow to address known and unknown challenges in the future. Our customers can take advantage of the cloud-based services they seek to streamline their IT infrastructure, creating cost savings and efficiencies, while feeling secure that they can meet the increasingly complex data management challenges at the heart of their digital transformation efforts.”
Iron Mountain will be exhibiting and speaking at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 (Booth #242) Oct. 1–5 in Orlando, Fla. For more information on Iron Mountain Iron Cloud, please visit www.ironmountain.com/ironcloud.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 230,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain boasts a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 52 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management , document management ,data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding to help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.