SOLABS Chooses Iron Mountain to Host Its Data Center
Industry News - 9 December 2013
Life Sciences EQMS software provider selects Iron Mountain for its secure and compliant data center services
BOSTON — Iron Mountain® Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management company, announced it has signed a multi-year colocation agreement with SOLABS, an Enterprise Quality Management software (EQMS) provider for life sciences companies. SOLABS will co-locate aspects of its data center operations within Iron Mountain’s underground data center complex in western Pennsylvania.
SOLABS’ quality management software helps Life Sciences organizations automate quality operations and comply with Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Until now, the SOLABS QM software solution has been sold to customers as licensed software and installed on the client’s network. Now, in response to customer demand, the company is preparing to offer the software as a SaaS/cloud offering. In order to make this switch, the company sought a secure and compliant data center home for this new offering. SOLABS selected Iron Mountain based on its track record of protecting customer information in secure and compliant facilities.
“Our customers entrust us to protect their electronic records, and we take that extremely seriously,” said Philippe Gaudreau, chief executive officer, SOLABS. “When we made the decision to co-locate our data center operations, we wanted our customers to have peace of mind knowing where their data is being stored. Iron Mountain is a well-known and trusted storage and information management company that already provides services to many of our Life Sciences clients. This seemed liked a natural fit for us.”
“We appreciate SOLABS’ business and believe our secure data center colocation facility is a perfect home for their company’s new SaaS offering,” said Mark Kidd, senior vice president and general manager, data centers, Iron Mountain. “Iron Mountain Data Centers is designed to help companies like SOLABS in highly regulated businesses. From employee training to the infrastructure of our buildings, we take a stringent approach to complying with industry-specific regulations such as PCI, FISMA and HIPAA. Our DNA in managing information assets from creation to destruction also differentiates us to these organizations. No one in today’s data center market has our track record in security and facilitating compliance.”
Gaudreau added: “We wanted a cloud platform that allows us to provide a 24/7 SaaS offering and options to our on-premise clients such as constant monitoring, remote test environments, offsite backup and disaster recovery programs. By partnering with Iron Mountain, we will move closer to our vision of ‘feeling local’ for every client, no matter where the SOLABS QM software resides.”
After more than a decade of providing wholesale data center space to corporate and government organizations, Iron Mountain now offers retail colocation services for companies that do not require a dedicated data hall. Iron Mountain’s wholesale offering provides dedicated, secure space for all or part of an organization’s data center operations and offers a range of services, including engineering and design, development and construction, and ongoing facility operations and management. Iron Mountain’s retail colocation solution provides customers a shared environment with highly reliable, scalable, and secure power and cooling. Iron Mountain Data Centers customers also have access to additional services such as migration, networking, tape handling, IT asset tracking, disposition and more.
Based in western Pennsylvania, Iron Mountain’s underground data center is ideal for enterprises and government clients seeking an ultra-secure environment. The former limestone mine is 220 feet below ground, providing both efficient geothermal cooling and natural protection from extreme weather.
For more information, visit: www.ironmountain.com/datacenters
For more than thirteen years SOLABS has helped organizations in the Life Sciences industry improve their operational efficiency and maintain compliance with ’21 CFR Part 11’ by automating their Quality Operations. SOLABS QM 10.0, released in 2013, is the company’s sixth major release, exclusively dedicated to serving the Life Science Industry. The software allows companies to manage Quality Processes such as CAPA, Complaint, Change Control, Audit, Controlled Documents (such as SOPs, Work Instructions and Methods) as well as Employee Training Activities in one single user interface. SOLABS QM is can be implemented as a ‘stand-alone’ system but it is also compatible with and may be fully integrated into ERP, LIMS and other enterprise software. For more information on SOLABS, contact Ericka Moore ( email@example.com or 1-877-322-1368 ext. 219).
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and information management services. The company’s real estate network of over 64 million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 36 countries allows it to serve customers with speed and accuracy. And its solutions for records management, data backup and recovery, document management, and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information for business advantage. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.