Data restoration and migration

Data Restoration and Migration

Keep your data protected in the right format, in the right place.

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Data Restoration Overview

While it's critical for organisations to retain information for compliance and regulatory requirements, the time and expense for locating and restoring specific elements of that data typically falls on IT.

Knowing what legacy backup data you have becomes critical any time you’re faced with an audit, litigation or discovery request. But as your media library becomes larger and increasingly complex – and includes multiple media types – keeping track of everything is no easy task. And when you struggle to locate and restore the required data in a timely manner, it can open your organisation up to considerable financial and brand risk along with skyrocketing costs.
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Compliance Requests

Legal Holds

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Migrating Data to a New System

Offsite Tape Vaulting

Lets you enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your archival tapes are protected in highly- secure and environmentally- controlled facilities
Managed Restoration

Ensures that your archival tapes can be restored and data can be migrated at any time, and at a predictable cost, without the worry and cost of maintaining legacy backup systems and hardware.


Remove the time and cost of having to migrate data to new systems and ensure that you can easily and quickly find and retrieve that data

Even the most sophisticated organisations can become inundated with data retrieval requests. After all, the volume of data being preserved today is staggering: more than 90 percent of new corporate data is generated electronically. Application and infrastructure complexity only adds to the difficulty as more than 70 percent of that data is stored on disparate systems scattered throughout the enterprise.

This solution includes:

Managed Restoration

Easily convert business data into the right formats for secured retention and easy access
Media Migration

We have the high speed infrastructure needed to move your data safely and efficiently
Tape Identification

Quickly find what information resides on your legacy backup tapes when you need it
Cloud Seeding and Migration

Efficiently identify, restore and deliver the data contained on your backup media

Managed Restoration

Don’t spend time and money managing legacy systems in order to respond to litigation requests

Litigation requests take time and effort to produce information from a large number of legacy backup tapes. And if you’ve recently upgraded your tape library and backup systems, it will likely require a considerable amount of time to access and read your old tapes using outdated hardware and software.

Iron Mountain can manage the process around finding, retrieving and delivering old data in a readable format in the event of a litigation or compliance request.

Litigation and compliance request? – Easily locate the information regardless systems used to backup that data

Companies are seeing a higher volume of legacy data requests in response to litigation, regulatory investigations and internal requests. But keeping infrastructure for legacy backup tape, database, and email systems tie up valuable space in your data centre and are expensive to maintain.

Iron Mountain’s Managed Restoration service helps you restore archived data regardless of the software and equipment used to place that data on the tape and the format of the media. You can be confident that each request to locate information from your backed up data will be handled with precision, professionalism and predictable cost
Restoration and Migration

Media Migration

Ensure you’re complying with your industry regulations on data retention and format

Keeping your company’s data in a secure, current format is a time-consuming and strenuous task. In addition, a host of government regulations, such as SEC Rules 17a-3 and 17a-4, require the creation and storage of numerous types of records for set lengths of time in specific formats under strict security parameters.

Iron Mountain’s Media Migration solution migrates data into the appropriate format and encrypts it without interrupting your everyday data backup practice —without stretching your staff and budget.

Design an appropriate data protection and retention process to mitigate risk

The reality is that the data you may need to compile to satisfy an audit or litigation request could reside in many different locations and media formats spanning decades. And producing that data in the right format can be a daunting task. You need to mitigate the risk of failing to comply or being unable to respond to these requests in a timely manner.

Migrate your business data into the right formats for secured retention and easy access in the future by using the Iron Mountain® Media Migration service. Our experts will help you understand specific regulations and design an optimal media migration and retention process. Having an optimal process will mitigate any audit and litigation risks by keeping the data protected, but easily accessible if it’s needed and all without disrupting the current backup processes and at a predictable cost.

Cloud Seeding and Migration

You’ve made some critical business decisions about how you want to utilise cloud storage. The next step now is getting your data into the cloud.

Leave your Google® cloud seeding to a trusted industry expert. We at Iron Mountain are experts in data migration, security, chain-of-custody and we have the high speed infrastructure needed to move your data safely and efficiently.

Iron Mountain makes getting your data into the Google™ Cloud Platform simple, fast and economical.

Seeding is as easy as 1-2-3
  • Save the data to your choice of media, and ship them to us through your preferred courier service
  • We will upload your data to the Google™ Cloud Platform using secure, high speed infrastructure, following Iron Mountains secure chain of custody
  • Once that is complete, we can send the hard drive back to you, store it within our vault or securely destroy it
  • Customers come to Iron Mountain because of our reputation as the one to turn to when you need to know that your data is safe and secure.
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