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Iron Mountain floors Amtico

Flooring specialist Amtico International has chosen Iron Mountain Digital to provide offsite backup to all its laptops to ensure access to data even when the PCs fail.

Amtico ran a pilot of Iron Mountain’s software Connected Backup for PC in June 2008, before adopting it in the UK and Germany. Connected Backup keeps enterprise data offsite in Iron Mountain’s underground data vaults. It provides automatic online data backup and recovery. Users can recover the data from a secure web portal in case of any data loss.

Richard Ellis, sales manager UK and Ireland at Iron Mountain Digital, said: “Protecting data is a critical process for businesses and they need to have full confidence that information can be retrieved should a laptop fail. Ensuring that back-ups are automated and then reported clearly to an organisation ensures compliance.”

Iron Mountain claims to currently manage three petabytes of customer PC data with 12 billion backed-up files, for 25 million users. At the recent Macworld 2009 Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Iron Mountian announced that Connected Backup will be available for Mac users in March 2009.

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At Amtico, Connected Backup replaces the existing data retrieval software which could not read foreign languages. The language drawback has made it difficult for the IT team at Amtico to run global reports and ensure all back-ups had been completed. Iron Mountain’s software is said to support 14 languages.

Scott Kelly, IT helpdesk engineer at Amtico International, said: “Overall the solution has delivered on its promises and has been a cost effective solution to our concerns. We now have greater confidence in deploying laptops, providing much needed assurance that business critical data is secure.”

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