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Data Restoration and Migration

Offsite tape vaulting

Peace of mind knowing your media is protected at all times.

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Data storage services and tape vaulting

Whether it is a security threat like ransomware, a natural disaster or even human error, your business can’t afford to be down. Stay one step ahead of potential disasters – online or offline, onsite or offsite, Iron Mountain can tailor a solution to fit your business. We provide secure online data storage and offsite tape storage to suit the needs of your business requirements.

How does it work?

Cloud Backup – Adopting a new backup strategy and migrating to a new technology can be complex and costly. Iron Mountain’s cloud backup solution offers a flexible approach to back-up with differing levels of support and scale depending on your requirements.

Offsite tape storage provides a practical and cost-effective solution for protecting business data offsite, offline and out of reach. And when you do need it, our 24/7 emergency response, along with proven best practices, means you know exactly where your data is and how quickly it can be retrieved. With threats like ransomware, storing your data and media remotely offers the most secure data storage option for your business.

Managed restoration ensures your archival tapes can be restored and data migrated at any time and at a predicable cost.

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Get back up and running

Reduce downtime by moving tapes and media offsite into the care of a trusted provider with proven resources, technology and experience. Have the option of storing your data in our highly secure vault storage or the ability to recover data from legacy tapes when required. Secure tape storage has never been so easy with Iron Mountain.
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Know you’re protected

With Iron Mountains’ data backup and recovery services; your information will be protected by the most robust security processes in the industry. Be confident when disaster strikes that you can retrieve your critical data back.

Access it when you need it

Our 24/7 emergency response ensures that you can access your data you need when you need it. We follow proven best practices so you’ll know exactly where everything is located. Choose a solution for your business data storage needs.

Offsite tape vaulting consulting

Business requirements are constantly changing as new rules and regulations are published and yet your business must be compliant.

It can be complex and difficult to maintain an efficient reliable and effective vaulting strategy that meets these constantly changing requirements. Iron Mountain’s Offsite Vaulting consulting services provide you insights into the best practices of tape vaulting and retention.

Iron Mountain has a trusted team of professional advisors dedicated to providing you with the advice you help you best address your data protection, disaster recovery and archive business requirements. Our advisors supply you with practical recommendations, industry best practices and personal attention to make sure your organisation's data is secure, compliant and properly managed.

Data storage is a big job. Save your organisation time, money and space, and let Iron Mountain’s professionals give you the confidence you need to improve your data storage process.

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Manage, search, locate and retrieve your data online through an easy-to-use, secure web interface

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.

  • 24/7 access to your offsite data
  • Full transparency into where your data is at, whether in transit or in the vault
  • Free for Iron Mountain customers

SecureSync® offers everything you need to track your media at Iron Mountain facilities, schedule pickups, view reports, store and access your disaster recovery plan and more.

  • Automate media pickups
  • Online tracking of media to reduce staff burdens and manual errors
  • Real-time online inventory of tapes distributed to, stored in and returning from Iron Mountain
  • Tracking of media at recovery sites during a disaster event or test
  • Status and exception reports
  • Manage administrative and authorisation tasks easily and quickly anytime, anywhere

Know that your offsite media inventory was both complete and accurate

Unknown or unresolved media inventory discrepancies represent major risk to your organisation —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.

Inventory Comparison

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.

Logic Vault Audit

Scan and report. Iron Mountain scans all or a subset of the barcodes for your media stored in our vault. When complete, your authorised users receive a report of the findings, including any errors, duplicates and/or missing items.

Customer Scan

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.

Data growth and retention policies are making archived data difficult to manage

Business data needs to be retained – either for compliance reasons or to maintain the integrity of the organisation. 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.

Experience and knowledge to help manage protect and preserve information

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.

Secure tape transportation and management

Reliably track the progress of your backup media along every step of the transportation route

Many of the risks of data loss and theft associated with confidential information are at their highest during transport, especially with unencrypted data. Choosing Iron Mountain for secure, data transportation is one way to help minimize those risks for your most critical data.

Iron Mountain InControl® solution installed in dedicated vehicles securely transports your business information and delivers patented security, tracking and auditable chain of custody.

Frequently asked questions

Why outsource to Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain has over 65 years’ experience in information management, trusted by over 225,000 organisations around the world. We work with organisations of all sizes and industries to streamline their data management and recovery processes whilst assisting with local legislative and industry compliance, saving time, money and mitigating potential reputational damage in the event of a breach or emergency.

How can we be sure that our backup data is secure?

Iron Mountain has invested significant resources in order to provide highly secure storage vaults and off-site storage processes. From climate controlled transportation, fire proof and environment controlled facilities, national Police checked employees, leading technology and stringent processes; you will have peace of mind that Iron Mountain will protect your confidential information.

Where is our media stored?

Iron Mountain has multiple secure vaults throughout Australia which are located in low risk flood, fire and earthquake areas however are still conveniently located near metro regions allowing rapid recovery.

How can you help us with disaster recovery planning?

Utilising best practise and industry expertise, Iron Mountain consultants will work with you to develop a tailored data protection and recovery plan across multiple locations throughout Australia, taking into consideration a range of disaster scenarios which could impact your organisation.

What if we need to access our backup records immediatly?

Your data is available on request 365 days of the year. We offer a 24/7 on-demand emergency response. Within major metropolitan areas we can deliver your back-up within 60 minutes.

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We have the experience and expertise to streamline your organisation while keeping your enterprise and customer data safe and secure. Together, we elevate the power of your work.

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