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Imation Introduces DataGuard Vault

OAKDALE, Minn. -- With more than 50 years of leadership in data storage, Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN), today announced the DataGuard Vault(TM) online backup and recovery service - a nationwide enterprise-class service for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and remote offices and branch offices (ROBOs). DataGuard Vault online backup and recovery service automatically secures files and transfers them off-site to a class-one data center through the Internet or private network connection
-- providing SMBs and ROBOs with an efficient, cost-effective, 24x7 option for data storage backup and recovery, backed by a dependable 24x7x365 support team.

"To ensure that their data is securely backed up, stored offsite and quickly recovered, SMBs may invest in expensive equipment and software, staff to manage the process and additional offsite services," said James Milligan, general manager, Commercial and OEM Division, Imation. "Unfortunately, many SMBs simply don't -- or can't -- implement appropriate data backup and protection processes, which are critical to ensuring an SMB's business continuity. Similarly, large organizations have high-end backup processes for their headquarter locations, but their field employees or individual retail stores may not have as robust backup solutions for this critical data. Imation's DataGuard Vault online backup and recovery service gives both types of organizations an easy and affordable option to ensure that their company's data is always backed up and fully recoverable."

The newest in a line of data protection offerings from Imation, such as the Imation DataGuard rf(TM) tape tracking system and StorSentry(TM) data integrity protection software, Imation DataGuard Vault online backup and recovery service includes the following features:

  • Class-One Data Centers: Highly-secure, nationwide data centers that
    meet stringent criteria, including:
  • Telecommunications available from all major carriers to ensure there
    are no outages.
  • Operated and staffed on-site 24x7x365 by Network Operations Center
    (NOC) engineers and DataGuard Vault online backup and recovery
    service technical personnel.
  • 24x7x365 proactive network monitoring, facility monitoring, facility
    access, video surveillance and security.
  • Replication in distant locations.
  • One-week back-up power supply capacity.
  • Temperature and humidity controlled; fire suppression system.
  • Agentless Architecture: One machine can run the backup/restore software
    for an entire network, eliminating the need to install and update the
    software on every computer.
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