Iron Mountain, Microsoft team for online backup

* Iron Mountain to back up Microsoft System Center Data Proctection Manager content

Iron Mountain and Microsoft inked a deal last week to support organizations with System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) and back them up to Iron Mountain's CloudRecovery.

Trusting the protection of your data to a managed service provider is going to be one of the hottest storage areas this year as companies attempt to save money through outsourcing storage tasks.

Iron Mountain Digital’s CloudRecovery integrates DPM and provides automated backup and archiving of data protected with DPM. After backing up their infrastructure, with DPM, organizations can create data retention policies that will automatically send data securely to Iron Mountain facilities for archiving.

DPM customers can select data retention policies ranging from 30 days to 7 years and DPM will then send the data automatically and securely to Iron Mountain’s data centers for archiving.

The new solution eliminates the risk of losing data and improves compliance.

CloudRecovery automates the storage to the cloud, eliminating the need for staff labor-intensive processes. It allows simple and automated recovery of files and reduces the costs associated with litigation and discovery requests. CloudRecovery retains versions for up to 7 years, so IT managers can easily access any historical data.

The service is expected to be available early this year. Organizations who sign up for it by April 15 will get two months of free service.

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