Iron Mountain Opens First-Ever Backup Tape Vault in Taiwan
Data storage facility provides secure location for offsite tape vaulting and data protection for Taiwan market
BOSTON & TAIPEI – June 30, 2015 – Iron Mountain® Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management company, today announced it has opened a new facility in Taiwan for offsite tape vaulting, providing a secure and cost-effective option for storing and protecting backup and archival data. The facility, located in Hsinchu, is the company’s first-ever in Taiwan and its first service offering in the market.
With the rise in popularity of Taiwan as a location for data centers, the need for secure data storage has grown, as global companies look for ways to ensure their information remains protected and available. Storing data offsite on backup tapes remains the most secure and cost-effective way to ensure that data is protected and readily-available for recovery in the event of a disaster. Iron Mountain, which stores more than 89 million backup tapes in secure facilities around the world, is uniquely-positioned to meet this need with an industry-leading offsite tape vaulting solution and a proven chain of custody to ensure information is securely protected. The new 900-square meter Taiwan media vault can hold 400,000 backup tapes as well as 2,000 closed backup media storage containers.
“Many of our global clients have seen their Taiwan operations grow robustly over the past few years and have asked us to establish a presence there to serve them,” said Peter Hwang, managing director for Greater China and vice president of Business Development for Iron Mountain. “Opening this facility and vault to provide offsite tape vaulting lets us support those customers while also positioning us to help the growing data center market in Taiwan. And it gives us an important foothold in the market for when we’re ready to expand our product and service offerings.”
For more on Iron Mountain’s offsite tape vaulting services, visit www.ironmountain.com/Services/Data-Management/Disaster-Recovery/Offsite-Tape-Vaulting.aspx. And for more on the company’s offerings in Greater China market, visit www.ironmountain.cn.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and information management services. The company’s real estate network of over 67 million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 36 countries allows it to serve customers with speed and accuracy. And its solutions for records management, data management, document management, and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information for business advantage. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.