Iron Mountain Launches Cloud E-Mail Service

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-04-17 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The new package, called the Total Email Management Suite, offers what Iron Mountain claims is a cost-effective, total end-to-end cloud-based alternative to control e-mail that includes archiving, continuity, security and data leak prevention.

Looking for an alternative to Microsoft Outlook e-mail software? More new choices seem to be coming into the market every few months.

The latest is from the venerable hard-document storage company Iron Mountain, which launched an expansion of its digital archiving platform for e-mail management on April 16.

The new package, called the Total Email Management Suite, offers what Iron Mountain claims is a cost-effective, total end-to-end cloud-based alternative to control e-mail that includes archiving, continuity, security and data leak prevention.

All e-mail is hosted in Iron Mountain's famously secure data centers. The suite securely retains, recovers, discovers and deletes e-mail at the end of its life cycle, Iron Mountain said.

There is no software for users to manage. They order the service and pay monthly.

Users will have the ability to transfer their archived data, whether stored in Iron Mountain's SEC-compliant e-mail archive or its e-mail management solution, to Stratify's (an Iron Mountain subsidiary) Legal Discovery Services, should they require e-discovery support.

The question about any of service like this one, of course, is security and availability. Can you get your e-mail any time you need it, and will it not get lost or destroyed?  A provider's reputation is everything in this department.

In this case, Iron Mountain's track record is hard to beat. The company has been building its storage safety reputation since 1951, and no other IT company has been doing it for that long a time.

The new service becomes available in May 2009. Pricing information is available on consultation. For more information, go here.

 


 
 
 
 
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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