Offsite Storage Protection

Offsite Protection | Offsite Vaulting | Main Frame Vaulting | NT Server Vaulting | Tape Relocation

Best Data Protection Practices

The information contained in your data is now considered to be a company's most critical asset. Your company cannot survive without it. Have you ever planned for a situation or considered the impact of not having access to your data? At a minimum, the consequences of not managing your data can result in a huge financial loss to your company. In many cases it can be fatal to your company's ability to recover from a fire, explosion, theft, technical error, hacker intrusions, etc.

"67% of companies that go through major disaster such as fire, flood, burglary or sabotage resulting in loss of data are out of business in 2years," - Forbes Magazine.


Information Provider's acutely understands your needs. We put this entire concern to rest for you, knowing your information is secure, offsite, offline, and inaccessible to others.

Information Providers Offsite Data Protection

Flexibility to meet changing customer needs and integrity, these are the elements that define our success. Information Providers is a world class supplier of Offsite Data Storage.

We strive in every way to provide:

  • A high quality service
  • Acomplete and extensive range of offsite
  • The latest in processes and new Offsite data technologies


The Experts in Data Security Services
In this current age of high dependence on data, the practice of having a sole protector of your information assets is now considered a must. We offer the full range of services to meet this need and we use ISO 9000 quality policies and procedures.

Disaster Recovery
The integral part of your disaster recovery plan should be to have a full working copy of your data at an offsite facility. Secondly, you should execute "fire-drills" to ensure that you can actually access your offsite data, and restore it on your systems, at random intervals. Information Providers facilitates both of these needs.

New Developments
By working with Information Providers you are assured that you have access to all of the latest technology and newest procedures in the offsite storage market. We are committed to continuous research and improvement.

New Premises Under Development

Planned Features:

  • Concrete Vaults
  • Fire Resilient building
  • Secure building with protective perimeter fencing
  • VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Alarm)inked to FM200 Gas Fire Suppression System
  • Aspirating 24 hour 365 day smoke detection system
  • Four Hour Heat Redundant Generator Temperature maintained at 21ºC
  • Humidity maintained at 50%
  • Static Free environment
  • Clinical environment
  • Sterile Loading Bay
  • Remotely Monitored security system
  • 24 Hour 365 day CCTV Monitoring of all activities
  • 24 Hour 365 day CCTV Recording
  • 24 Hour 365 day Alarm Systems Monitoring with link to the emergency services
  • Digital Proximity Swipe Card Access
  • Computerised Zone Access Control
  • Bonded Workforce
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Strict Authorised Release Procedures
  • Bar Coded Asset Tracking
  • Highly secure unmarked vehicles
  • Climate controlled vehicles
  • Two-way communications in vehicles
  • Satellite tracking in vehicles
  • 24 Hour 365 day access to facility
  • 24 Hour 365 day Client Remote Catalogue Access
  • 24 Hour 365 day Scanning, duplication, and destruction facilities


Off Site Storage provided for the following Media and Document types:

  • Diskettes
  • Compact Disks
  • DVD-RAM
  • Magneto Optical Tapes
  • CD-ROMs, CD-Rs &CD-RWs
  • QIC Data Cartridges
  • 4/8 mm Data Cartridges
  • DLT Cartridges
  • Critical Disks
  • Magnetic Tape Cartridges
  • Computer Tapes
  • Voice recording
  • Micro Fiche
  • Micro Films
  • X-Rays
  • High Value Documents
  • Legal Documents
  • Lever Arch Binders

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Offsite Vaulting

Offsite, Offline and out of reach
Information Providers offers a leading Offsite Data Protection solution, providing secure, offsite vaulting for disaster recovery and archival data. We know exactly what it takes to ensure successful disaster recovery.

Time is Money
Each hour a company is without access to its information is costly.

Eliminating Risks
Every component of our offsite vaulting service is designed with one thing in mind; eliminating risk. From the location and design of our facilities to the selection of our people, Information Providers goal is to reduce and eliminate risks to your data. Our building is constructed with non-combustible materials and protected with state-of-the-art physical security. Our delivery and pickup services are designed to transport magnetic media. We carefully screen our employees and provide comprehensive training on all aspects of data security and protection.

3rd Party Protection
While many people think the purpose of offsite vaulting is solely to protect against physical disasters, they account for less than five percent of all data-loss events. The largest and most damaging threat to your data comes from people. Implementing an internal offsite vaulting program can not adequately protect a company from internal threats like disgruntled or dishonest employees. Information Providers provide the separation of duties and responsibilities that only a 3rd party can deliver.

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Main Frame Vaulting

Offsite, offline and out of reach

Electronic systems are a part of today's businesses. From e-mail communications to e-commerce, business operations rely on an ever-increasing number of systems. These systems cannot go down. System outages may cause the loss of mission-critical data, resulting in missed business opportunities, lost revenue, and customer dissatisfaction. Business continuance is paramount. Companies struggle to implement a business continuance architecture with limited in-house expertise and funds available.

To address these increasingly complex disaster recovery requirements, Information Providers provides mainframe-based electronic vaulting solutions, well established offsite vaulting facilities, media management skills, professional service expertise, data networks, and networking equipment. This offering provides an alternative solution for disaster recovery. Now an existing offsite vaulting disaster recovery plan can be fortified easily and economically. Business continuance is ensured, without adding IT resources.

The electronic tape vaulting provided by Information Providers reduces the business impact to your company during a system outage. The recovery process is enhanced by extending data protection, improving data currency, and reducing data recovery time. The duration of the outage and the on-site workload are reduced.

The electronic vaulting system connects a customer site to the Information Providers offsite vaulting facility, where transmitted data is secured on tapes or disk drives. The vaulting system allows more timely electronic updates and Protection of information created between nightly tape backups. Company data may also be protected by creating a backup directly in the offsite facility. At the time of testing or disaster recovery, the electronically vaulted data is applied to the hot site system.

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NT Server Vaulting
Offsite, offline and out of reach

Eliminate Backup and Recovery Burdens

Information Providers can provide managed online backup, recovery, and electronic vaulting for Windows NT® and Windows® 2000 servers. All backups automatically occur over network connections (such as DSL) to the secure Information Providers data center. This service makes it possible for enterprise remote and branch offices and small and medium businesses to continuously back up and recover their critical data from “stranded servers” (servers not directly managed by a central IT staff). The entire process occurs without managing tapes or scheduling IT staff, with the data immediately available and easily recoverable.

Secure Offsite Vaulting
With the Information Providers electronic vaulting service, data is continuously and safely protected throughout every step of the process. We offer the industry’s most advanced security, with AES encryption, VPN tunneling, digital certificates, and immediate offsite vaulting at our data centre.

Continuous Online Backup
The Information Providers electronic vaulting service backs up data continuously.
As a result, the load on the server is essentially invisible, and your backup is always up-to-date. The technology is designed to protect our customers’ businesses utilising their existing network connections. We safely back up open, changing databases including Exchange, Oracle, Notes, and MS SQL Server. Each transaction is immediately protected offsite, and the application runs 24x7.

24x7 Managed Service
We automatically monitor all backup, recovery jobs, the backup servers, and all redundant systems. Twenty-four hour monitoring of these critical systems
ensures that data is always safe and always available when needed.

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Tape Relocation
Offsite, Offline and out of reach

You just learned that your company is planning to relocate its data centre. You are responsible for the safe and timely movement of the library. You must ensure 100% accountability during the transfer. In fact, you are responsible for the continued existence of your company's business! You need a relocation partner to guide you through the planning and decision making process, to see your tape library is safely, securely and efficiently relocated.


At Information Providers Offsite Data Protection, we've developed a very comprehensive library relocation system and one that centres around uncompromised security for your critical information. This is the reason we've been entrusted to relocate tape libraries for some of the Midland's largest companies.

Why a data security company?
Your chosen partner should bring proven credentials in data management and tape moves. Data security providers safely handle and transport critical tapes daily. Flawless performance requires well-trained personnel who understand and respect the importance of your media; managers who appreciate the unique requirements and pressures of your data processing business; and substantial resources for safe, efficient movement and handling of your data.

What should you expect from your relocation partner?
First and foremost, a relocation manager who will serve as your single point of contact for all questions and decision implementation. Our relocation managers bring proven experience to your project. They are thoroughly versed in operations and cost estimation, and vested with the power to make all details come together. Second, your relocation partner must have the national network and affiliations to meet a wide range of critical move requirements.

Some call it overkill. We call it responsibility. You should expect no less.

If you are managing a relocation project for your company, then please email info@information-providers.ie for support inquiries.

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Best Data Protection Practices
Offsite, offline and out of reach

Below is a round-up of best practices that we recommend for offsite vaulting of your data. These practices are presented here as a guideline to be used to protect a company's data assets. Of course, your actual situation will dictate the best practices that make the most sense:
  • Offsite, offline, and out-of-reach. Without a secure, offsite backup, there is no recovery.
  • Practice, test, and refine your critical recovery processes before you need them (without the pressure of being down).
  • Have a backup rotation scheme that provides a depth of file versions to protect against viruses and hacker attacks.
  • Make duplicate backup copies and keep one copy on-site and the other offsite.
  • Include every hard disk drive in your backup process, including networked PCs, laptops, palmtops, servers, RAID systems, and telecommuters.
  • Always use a "verify" procedure to ensure that files have been correctly written to tape; try restoring a few to make sure.
  • Use mainstream market leaders with viable roadmaps for backup and archive hardware, software, and services.
  • Automate backups with autoloaders and libraries for unattended operation; plan for growth.
  • Adhere to a backup strategy that includes at least daily incremental or differential backups and full weekly backups. This provides backup copies of data that allow for recovery prior to virus infection or other data corruption.

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