Follow Us inside a Data Vault

Are you wondering where to store your backup media? Where and how you store your data makes a big difference in your company’s disaster recovery capabilities, so consider your decision carefully.

A data vault is an excellent media storage solution because of the many benefits it provides. Come inside with us as we take you on a virtual tour of a data vault and you can see for yourself.


Before you even step inside a data vault, you pass through the external door. Made of steel and equipped with a combination lock, it’s a symbol of impenetrability. Security is extended inside the vault with a combination of motion sensors and video surveillance systems. A data vault is essentially a fortress that keeps your data safe.


For added security, the access to a data vault is strictly controlled. All loading and unloading of your backup media takes place inside the facility to ensure privacy protection and eliminate exposure to weather and the elements. Only authorized data protection personnel are allowed access inside the data vault. Each individual undergoes background checks and drug screening prior to employment.


Media tapes and hard drives are susceptible to temperature and humidity changes, and even slight fluctuations can affect their readability. A data vault features a climate control system to keep the temperature below 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) and the relative humidity less than 40%. Additionally, the vault is kept extremely clean to minimize particulate air pollutants. You couldn’t ask for a more pristine environment to store and expand the lifespan of your backup media.

Fire Protection

Every data vault offers a certain level of fire protection, but when you step inside a Firelock data vault, you’re entering an environment that offers unparalleled fire protection. Its ceramic fiber walls are filled with a thick 8-inch layer of ceramic fiber, which can withstand 2,000 degree heat for 5 hours. As a result, the temperature inside the vault will never rise above 125 degrees Fahrenheit (52 degrees Celsius) during that time. Inside the data vault are FM 200 fire suppression tanks that can quickly extinguish an interior fire with a waterless agent that won’t damage your magnetic media.


When you step inside a data vault, you may not see it, but powerful technology works behind the scenes to track the media stored within its walls. Each tape and container is barcoded and scanned into a centralized database. Clients can view their inventory online, and request items for pickup or delivery anytime.

The benefits and features of a data vault are impressive to say the least! They can make the decision of where to store your back up media easy.

Richards & Richards provides data protection services for business throughout Nashville. For more information, please contact us by phone or complete the form on this page.

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