A Guide to RIM’s Offsite Tape Vaulting Services

To facilitate data recovery and as part of your disaster recovery strategy, store tape copies offsite. Your data must be subject to backup and, most importantly, protected outside your headquarters to be available 24/7/365 for recovery.

Tape Vaulting is the process of moving your critical data offsite and into the care of a highly secure vault that helps your organization to prepare against cyber risk, hardware malfunctioning, human error, software corruption and natural disasters that can affect your productivity. Offsite tape vaulting ensures first-class disaster protection processes for your business with minimal effort.

Physical movements, barcode tracking and detailed audit trails are taken care of for you. Vaulting protects your records for as long as your organization and legal requirements dictate.


Almost every business stores information digitally. Emergencies happen without warning, or there would never be a need to back up your data, right? If something unexpected happens, backup tape storage is essential to ensure business continuity. Your data is your business’s most important asset. Disk failure, unexpected server malfunctions, even physical damage due to natural disasters all demand a robust backup and restoration process.

Managing your backup data efficiently, safely, and securely is more crucial than ever. That’s why RIM offers traditional offsite tape storage and tape vaulting as well as a portal for managing your backups.

As a Records management or security professional, you understand the need for backup, but what about restoration? If your data volume exceeds the capacity of the internet to fully restore your data within an acceptable timeframe, it’s time to use high-capacity backup tapes and store them in our media vault for speedy delivery to your business or hot site in case of disaster.


What kind of media can your organization move to secure off-site storage?

  • Computer back-up tapes
  • DVDs
  • Magnetic Tapes and CDs


To facilitate data recovery and as part of your disaster recovery strategy, store tape copies offsite. RIM and Iron Mountain have many cumulative years of experience providing media storage services. We offer a variety of managed tape archiving solutions that will help you meet regulatory and security requirements for less money than cloud storage.

Our vaults feature regulated humidity control and air conditioning, along with anti-static floor coverings and a full gas/flood/fire suppression system as well as dual combination vault doors and full intruder detection systems which operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


What our offsite tape vaulting services are all about:

  • 24/7/365 access to back-up tapes and hard drives
  • 24/7/365 monitored CCTV Camera/ Surveillance System
  • Vapor Barrier/Magnetic Shielding
  • Precise Temperature and humidity controls in Vault Chamber for back-up media
  • FM-200 Clean Agent Fire Suppression to prevent media damage from fire or water
  • Fireproof off-site tape storage
  • Secure media transfer – your data tapes will be monitored by our professional onsite team from the moment of collection until destruction.
  • Our fully vetted team members will collect and exchange tapes at times suited to you.
  • Our software maintains a detailed audit trail so we know exactly where your tapes are 24/7.
  • We offer data tape rotation and our staff will be there to inform and help you every step of the way.
  • Additionally, we also offer confidential destruction service for electronic records of varied formats, including: hard drives, USB drives, CDs and DVDs, media tapes and film reels.


Are you looking for a reliable backup tape rotation service? Does your risk-reduction policy require secure, offsite vault storage of backup tapes? RIM is an offsite tape vaulting services provider and an expert in handling media. Our professionals assess your existing systems and business processes to develop an affordable, business continuity solution suited to your company.  We take great emphasis on enhancing privacy and security, meeting compliance regulations and proving chain of custody.


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