Iron Mountain® Incorporated and EMC have announced a strategic relationship today to deliver cloud backup and replication services which will help customers optimize their on-premise and off-premise data protection strategy. This is a natural alliance for both businesses. EMC is the industry leader for purpose built backup appliances and Iron Mountain is an industry leader in offsite data vaulting — services customers usually buy together. Iron Mountain is also one of the only providers to offer Data Domain replication to the cloud with ‘tape out’ capabilities and a service to help customers migrate from tape management.

“Our collaboration with EMC means companies can protect their data offsite, improve their disaster recovery processes and benefit from the scalability and efficiency that the cloud provides,” said Eileen Sweeney, senior vice president and general manager of Data Management, Iron Mountain. “We look forward to continuing to meet the needs of our customers as they look for new and innovative means to manage their data.

“We’re excited to have Iron Mountain as a Cloud Service Provider in our Business Partner Program,” said Jim Clancy, senior vice president of Data Protection Solutions, EMC Corporation. “When you consider Iron Mountain’s security, compliance and off-site data protection expertise combined with EMC’s market-leading technology, the result is a solution ideal for our shared customers.”

The Iron Mountain® Cloud Data Replication hosts fully managed Data Domain and Avamar replication targets in highly secure and compliant Iron Mountain data center facilities. Iron Mountain provides secure, high-speed, reliable network connectivity to make replication efficient over the wide area network (WAN). The solution securely replicates your critical data offsite. As a result, customers can:

  • Fully protect data offsite: Replicate critical data to a fully managed Data Domain target hosted in a secure, compliant Iron Mountain data center.
  • Modernize disaster recovery process: Eliminate legacy tape and backup infrastructures, simplify recovery, and protect data for the long term.
  • Leverage cloud scalability and efficiency: Pay as you go with the help of capacity-based subscription pricing that is driven by optimized secure multi-tenancy.

EMC and Iron Mountain will discuss the benefits of this solution during a webinar, “Cloud, Disk or Tape? What You Absolutely Need to Know to Optimize Data Protection.” Moderated by MTM Technologies’ Bill Kleyman, and presented by Iron Mountain’s Sam Gopal and EMC’s J.P. Corriveau, the webinar will covermarket trends and industry perspectives, customer benchmarks for solution maturity and discuss best practices on optimizing backup and off-site data protection. The webinar is scheduled to take place at 1 pm EDT on Wednesday, April 29. To register for this event, please visit