A few weeks ago Iron Mountain launched what they are touting as the “Industry’s First Enterprise Solution for Cloud-Based File Archiving”. While they are not the first (we were back in June in partnership with Atempo), we still welcome them into the space. We know that IT budgets around the industry are being slashed but data at every organization still continues to grow. By leveraging services like Enterprise cloud storage companies:
- Eliminate the need to purchase additional tier 3 storage hardware
- Eliminate the need to capacity plan putting an end to over purchasing hardware for archival storage
- Extend the life of their current tier 1 and 2 storage assets by shifting data to the cloud
- Ease the burden of managing data that is rarely used, freeing up IT resources to focus on core operations
In addition to the economic benefits, cloud storage is also instantly available making it the perfect solution to replace tape. This increased functionality now means that businesses can continue to use and extract value from their data instead of casting it away and locking it into some dingy vault. So once again we welcome Iron Mountain to the cloud. Options are always good for users and there is plenty of room for different services regardless of if they were the first to enter the space or not.