Iron Mountain joins EMC Corporation’s Business Partner Program as a Cloud Service Provider, Launches Cloud Data Replication Service for EMC Data Domain and Avamar Systems

BOSTON, MA – April 22, 2015 — / — Enterprise businesses are challenged with managing the trade-offs between exploding data growth, stringent availability and security requirements and tighter IT budgets. Iron Mountain® Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) and EMC (NYSE: EMC) 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 cover market 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

From May 4-7, Iron Mountain will be exhibiting (Booth #175) at 2015 EMC World at The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada. Iron Mountain’s Gopal will speak in a session, “Inside Look at Data Domain Software,” scheduled for 12 pm PDT on Monday, May 4.  This session provides an in-depth look at the intelligence behind the box – Data Domain Operating System and Data Domain software options – that power EMC’s industry leading protection storage. Learn how the Data Domain Operating System delivers scalable, high-speed protection storage. In addition, discover ways to optimize your Data Domain system with six software options that will help boost your backup performance and efficiency and reduce overall data protection storage costs.

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About EMC
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at

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 for more information.

EMC is a registered trademark or trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The use of the word “partner” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between EMC and any other organization.

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