Iron Mountain and Stratify have recently announced that they will be working together to provide Iron Mountain customers with Stratify's advanced electronic discovery capabilities.
Through their new alliance, users will be able to "leverage the Stratify Legal Discovery service using data that is stored and protected by Iron Mountain to efficiently analyze and review data during internal investigations as well as for litigation or regulatory discovery requests."With this new partnership, users that rely on Iron Mountain's eRecords Management solutions to assist with the managing and storage of their data will now have the option to transfer the data to Stratify's secure data processing facilities.
Once data has been transferred, it will be processed by Stratify Legal Discovery and then "made available for attorney review and analysis in litigation, regulatory and internal investigations. With the partnership, customers reduce risk and cost and increase productivity by maintaining a single chain of custody during the eDiscovery process for data stored with Iron Mountain."
"Our alliance with Stratify will help our customers reduce eDiscovery and litigation-related risks while improving preparedness," said John Clancy, President of Iron Mountain Digital, the technology arm of Iron Mountain. "Changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure highlight the importance of electronic information for litigation and internal investigations. The combination of Iron Mountain's data protection and records management solutions with Stratify's advanced eDiscovery capabilities will allow our customers to quickly and effectively respond to internal investigations, regulatory or litigation discovery."
"Corporations are under enormous pressure to respond to discovery requests and manage internal investigations as cost-effectively as possible," said Ramana Venkata, Stratify's CEO.
Since the latest round of amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure took effect on December 1, 2006, the eDiscovery space has been heating up quickly. See our related coverage: Finding Gold in New E-Discovery Provisions and Businesses Still Not Savvy to Records Management.