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Iron Mountain, ITRenew offers secures technology equipment disposal for federal agencies
BOSTON Nov. 30, 2016 As U.S. Federal agencies plan to replace outdated technology equipment, it becomes increasingly important to deploy IT asset disposition (ITAD) programs that ensure data security and provide e-waste recycling and value recovery services. To help address this growing challenge, Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management, and ITRenew, a leader in IT lifecycle management, today announced a partnership that combines ITRenew’s ITAD software and services with Iron Mountain’s secure chain of custody and logistics to serve government entities and federal agencies across the U.S.
Iron Mountain’s end-to-end Secure IT Asset Disposition service enables agencies to safely and securely dispose of their equipment, including PCs and laptops, servers, hard drives and mobile devices, with the peace of mind that such disposal complies with applicable data security and e-waste disposal regulations. Through the combination of Iron Mountain and ITRenew, outdated government IT equipment will be securely transported and tracked through Iron Mountain’s secure chain of custody and delivered to ITRenew’s refurbishing and recycling facilities. ITRenew’s ITAD processing services will include 100 percent sector-verified data erasure, asset remarketing, R2-certified recycling and regulation compliance reporting. Data erasure will be performed with Teraware, ITRenew’s proprietary data sanitization platform.
“Our relationship with ITRenew offers Federal agencies a unique combination of secure logistics and environmentally-sustainable IT asset disposition and remarketing, with Teraware – their industry leading data erasure and asset management workflow platform,” said John Sharpe, general manager of Secure IT Asset Disposition at Iron Mountain. “Federal agencies are facing many of the same IT asset disposition challenges as the private sector, made more complicated by both the nature of the data stored on the equipment and the stringent regulations surrounding the storage and destruction of that data. The combination of ITRenew’s powerful software, services that are ADISA certified for data sanitization at a forensic level, and Iron Mountain’s reputation as the trusted guardian of our customers’ most important assets will deliver peace of mind to Federal agencies. They will know that their data and IT assets are managed and disposed of properly and safely.”
“This is a natural fit between two industry leaders, leveraging each other’s strengths to fill a market need,” said Aidin Aghamari, vice president of corporate strategy, ITRenew. “ITRenew has the national footprint, scalable architecture and remarketing expertise necessary to process anything from PCs to mobile devices to mass-storage devices with equal levels of security, efficiency and value recovery.”
This joint service offering will enable Federal agencies to:
- Customize a secure IT asset recovery and environmentally sustainable disposition solution to fit their needs.
- Reclaim value from viable retired equipment, in which assets are wiped clean of sensitive data for a certificate of sanitization, then tested, repaired and resold.
- Leverage proven processes that ensure sensitive data will not get into the wrong hands and that it has been certifiably destroyed according to DoD NISPOM and NIST standards – either electronically via ITRenew’s Teraware software or physically destroyed.
- Maintain environmental responsibility by working with an R2 certified recycler, in which electronic waste is disposed of properly to repurpose materials for future use.
Based in Silicon Valley, ITRenew specializes in complete lifecycle management for enterprise IT, mobile and data center equipment, processing millions of IT assets through a network of company-owned facilities. The independently-owned company has been recognized by Gartner as a Visionary in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for IT Asset Disposition, Worldwide.* Teraware, ITRenew’s proprietary data sanitization and asset management platform, has been adopted by the world’s largest cloud companies and is used to erase more than four million hard drives a year. Through an ADISA Claims Test, Teraware is the only solution to be certified to erase solid-state drives at a forensic level and has been recognized by Gartner as a competitive differentiator. All ITRenew facilities are 100 percent dedicated to ITAD services and have been R2, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified for secure asset recovery and data sanitization, environmental management, quality and occupational health and safety.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 220,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain’s real estate network comprises more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 45 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding, helping organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.