Who are eMediaplus? New UK Start-up with Investment Working in partnership with Emedia Plus USA Different tape proposal to customers Providing environmentally robust tape media services to eradicate tape media in landfill Tape Media Services include new and recertified Complete tape management services
Market for Tape Recycling Services
USA – Over $60M in tape re-use and refurbishment
Save Cost and Save the Environment The ‘green’ message! Tape is environmentally bad. It is made up of hard and soft plastics, metals such as chromium, ferrous, etc All used tape is currently shredded and dumped in landfill Landfill leakage of heavy metals is dangerous 60% of WEE waste is exported to developing countries There is an alternative that will save money, ensure data is eradicated and will preserve the environment Refilling and recycling photocopier toners is standard practice so why not apply the principle to tape media
New Media Supply Supply of all formats of tape media Very competitive pricing Can be included in buy-back program All formats available LTO-x, SDLT, DLT, AIT, QIC, 4mm. 3490, 3590, etc. All brands available Imation, Sony, HP, Fuji, etc Supplied on short turnaround
Recertified or Dual Life Media Recertified tape is previously used media that has been put through a stringent refurbishment process 100% full length tested, 12 point inspected, 4 pass data erasure, data sanitised, drive tested, repackaged. All current and legacy formats available including reel-to-reel Guaranteed: 90 days satisfaction guarantee 1 year system level performance Lifetime material and workmanship guaranteed Between 20-50% cheaper than new media No tape ends up in landfill Full ECO- certification process
Where to use recertified media Many organisations have backup operations and archive Tape media is guaranteed for up to 30,000 read / write operations Backup tape is used many times over whereas archive media is written once and read rarely. Archive media is then usually crushed once the archive has expired Using recertified media for archives can reduce tape costs considerably Supporting archives on latest technology can also be expensive. So using older technology for long term archive with guaranteed availability can also reduce operational costs.
Media Buy Back Program Emediaplus will buy your old tape media Improve your tape TCO by selling media for cash or credits Data eradication included within buy back Credits can be used against new media or recertified media purchases By selling your tape, you are helping the environment as no tape goes to landfill Reduce your costs for data eradication and tape disposal
Data Eradication Process Obtain flat file list of Volume Id’s and ship to E-Media Plus Receive cartridges into secured area Degauss Cartridges and Discard unacceptable cartridges into recycling system. Provide Data Destruction Certificate and send to supplying customer. Unpack, scan and provide customer with Vol-ID listing of tapes received Receive customer verification to proceed with processing Sort, count, inspect and extract unacceptable cartridges Process through Tier 3 Data Eradication units to completely erase all data tracks * Some tapes (LTO-x) cannot be degaussed. Specialist data track eradication equipment is used.
Overwrite with “1’s”s and “0’s” full length on production drives and extract unacceptable cartridges Degauss and discard unacceptable cartridges into recycling system, Remove all non-permanent labels such as Volume ID numbers Production and QC staff perform audit of completed cartridges Provide customer with Data Eradication Certificate ensuring all data has been eradicated. Data Eradication Process - contd
Media Services Complete tape managed services available Supply and recycling of all media needs Off-site vaulting of tapes for archiving and DR available Protection to level 6 Local service means timely retrieval and storage Data migration to and from different tape media available