New Connected release
Digital information backup specialist broadens its Storage-as-Service portfolio
October 17, 2007 - Iron Mountain Digital, the technology unit of Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM), the global leader in information protection and storage services, has launched the latest edition of its Connected Backup for Server solution.
Connected Backup for Server enables the automated backup and recovery of data stored on Microsoft Windows 2000/ 2003 file and print servers. The server product is available either as a licensed product or a subscription service. In its subscription form, Iron Mountain Digital assumes responsibility for the entire data backup process.
With the latest version, it is possible to back up and restore Windows server operating systems whilst also incorporating intelligent data compression and duplication control mechanisms. This reduces data volumes on the backup servers to less than 20 percent of the original size. The Connected Backup for Server solution enables enterprises to schedule and automate their server backups precisely, ensuring the permanent availability of mission critical server data.
For companies using the SaaS offering, data is encrypted before being transferred to Iron Mountain Digital’s or one of the hosting partner’s high security data centres. In doing so, Iron Mountain Digital reduces costly bandwidth, allowing branch offices, foreign subsidiaries and home workplaces to be integrated efficiently into the backup process. The customer does not need to make any additional investments in backup hardware or software.
As a leading provider of PC backup solutions, Iron Mountain’s Connected Backup for PC product protects more than 2.5 million users as a proven and trusted method for automatic PC data protection and recovery. As an extension of the Connected Backup for PC solution, Connected Backup for Server will now enable customers to manage their PCs and Windows Servers from one console.
The Connected Backup for Server solution is ideal for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and users of Connected Backup for PC whose desktops run Windows Server operating systems. For enterprises with multi-server environments or many subsidiaries that place greater demands on continual backup and proactive monitoring, Iron Mountain Digital’s LiveVault solution offers an alternative server backup solution. This software allows fulfilment of rigorous Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs). It also provides additional benefits including an on-site appliance for rapid restore, TurboRestore, for even faster server data recovery, as well as other features such as clustering and 64-bit support.
“For more than 10 years, Iron Mountain Digital has been fulfilling the needs of companies wanting to back up digital information on PCs. We pioneered the backup technologies needed for protecting desktop PCs and laptops,” said Nick Cater, head of Northern Europe, Iron Mountain Digital. “Our customers not only benefit from the automated backup and recovery of their server data, but also have peace of mind that their information is being protected by one of the industry’s most prized and reliable storage and service partners.”
The new version of Iron Mountain Digital’s Connected Backup for Server solution offers the following features:
- SendOnce – This patented Iron Mountain Digital technology allows enterprises to save unnecessary costs caused by the redundant backup of identical data. The technology ensures that copies of identical files from different sources are only saved once to the Connected backup server. Because the technology backs up both server and PC data, only special server files require space on the data centre servers and, on top of that, only once for all servers.
- Delta Block – This is another patented Iron Mountain Digital technology that only back ups those parts of an existing file which have changed since the last backup. The incremental backup is performed at a block level. It therefore saves storage space and bandwidth, which would otherwise be used when backing up large files.
- Data Compression - After SendOnce and Delta Block technologies have been applied files are further compressed to minimise their storage footprint.
About Backup Direct
Backup Direct is a leading supplier of online data backup services for UK business. Backup Direct delivers: automated data backup, secure off-site storage, archiving and guaranteed fast data recovery. Clients receive reliable and secure data protection to maximise business continuity in case of disaster. Backup Direct's combination of business focus, leading technology, operational systems, SLAs and committed support combine to ensure simple, secure and affordable data protection. Founded in 2002, Backup Direct has more than 2000 UK business clients protecting over 30 terabytes of customer data. It is a leading Tier One provider of Iron Mountain Digital Services in the UK. Visit the company's website at www.backupdirect.net or call 0800 0 789 437.
About Iron Mountain Digital
Iron Mountain Digital is the world's leading provider of data backup/recovery and archiving software and services. The technology arm of Iron Mountain Incorporated offers a comprehensive suite of data protection and e-records management software and services to thousands of companies around the world, directly and through a world-wide network of channel partners. Iron Mountain Digital is based in Southborough, Mass. with European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, visit
About Iron MountainIron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM) helps organisations around the world reduce the costs and risks associated with information protection and storage. The company offers comprehensive records management and data protection solutions, along with the expertise and experience to address complex information challenges such as rising storage costs, litigation, regulatory compliance and disaster recovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain is a trusted partner to more than 100,000 corporate clients throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Rim. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ironmountain.com.