From the moment information enters your organisation it is important. Secure storage and guaranteed access to your vital business information stored on backup and archival magnetic media is an important part of securing your business against risk and ensuring compliance.
Archival and Scheduled backup storage
Saracen provides management and storage of both archival and scheduled back up tapes. Saracen can collect/deliver to suit your current data back-up strategy and ensure we can provide a tested and reliable service in the event of disaster recovery, we know how important it is to get you back up and running after any incident.
Fire vault storage (Industry leading 4hr protection)
We have the highest specification fire vaults available in the industry. All our fire vaults are humidity controlled, inert gas suppressed and air conditioned which means we can remotely regulate the temperature to provide an optimum environment for magnetic media storage, securing your highly valuable archival and back up tapes.
Tracked delivery and collection
Utilising industry leading software we are able to fully track every tape movement to and from our facility for audit purposes. We also have the capability to view tape access counts for data refreshment purposes. Each tape will have at least 8 scanned verifications going to and from our facility, by doing so we can check the process internally and ensure your confidence that every item we store for you is always exactly where you expect it to be. All our drivers are armed with GPRS connected RS Mobile handheld scanners that allow us to make “real time” checks on all orders and provide our clients with “real time” information on our web portal. All are vans are tracked by GPS and mixing this information with the scanning activity ensures you benefit from a fully tracked service.
Data centre exchange service
We have the capability (and experience) to service your remote data centre directly. We can swap individual tapes through to entire magazines to suit your requirement and schedule. This service minimises the cost from the Data Centre to you. With links to many UK data centres we may already be registered to service your data centre and can liaise directly with them if you wish us to provide a bespoke fully managed service.
We secure your data from its dedicated shelf location in our fire vault to the moment we hand it over to you or beyond, whilst in transit we can provide transit cases to ensure all tapes are fully protected. These transit cases are waterproof, shockproof and are tailored to the number of tapes you require moved at any point. A minimum of 2 cases are normally required for each client to ensure security and protection of data both during transport and while tapes are at facility before collection.
Our experience and expertise
Saracen was established in 1991 and our experience counts; we have a vast amount of experience in providing effective Media Tape storage and management services to both the public and private sectors. We service companies and organisations across a range of sectors including; Universities/Educational Institutions, Pharmaceutical, Financial, Legal, Medical, Administrative etc. The experience we have enables us to not only understand relevant industries requirements but also how important it is to keep data safe, secure and readily available.
Saracen is a Lok’nStore Group PLC company, Lok’nStore are a leading provider of storage solutions to businesses and individuals across the UK. This organisational security affords us continuous investment in our facilities and infrastructure ensures our clients gets the best service possible.
Dedicated, trained and screened security staff ensure your media is managed professionally onsite and delivered to you 356 days 24-7 with a wide choice of retrieval options to suit your needs. Our Customer service team will help you set up the right way to catalogue your media library utilising Saracen’s RsSQL and set-up a personalised secure online web access to your inventory.
Please see separate items for
- Offsite Tape Storage
- Offsite Data Storage
- Cloud Hosting
- Tape Restore & Data Recovery
- Offsite Media Storage FAQs
And see also
- Data Retention Policy in our Legal Document Storage pages.