We know that nothing is more vital to your organisation's continuity than its data. Data lost in a fire, flood, or other emergency could affect the very survival of your business.

Setting up a disaster recovery plan, so that data can be easily recovered in an emergency, is vital. First, data should be backed up onto tapes or discs, then it should be securely stored off site.

SDS are experts in backup tape storage, offering full tracking, cost-effective collection and delivery, secure vaulted storage and a convenient web-based ordering and inventory-management service.

Collection and delivery

We travel all over the UK and offer a daily or weekly service for collections and deliveries in and around our core areas of Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. Each tape we store is individually barcoded and is scanned at various stages of its journey. When its removed from site, as it enters the secure loading area, and as it’s loaded onto our vehicle.

Our drivers are fully vetted and DBS checked, and will give you a receipt for each collection or delivery. We maintain a full audit trail for each and every tape, meaning you can track your items at any time.

If you need your tapes returning, you can use our online ordering service for fast, hassle-free delivery. We also run a 24-hour courier service throughout the Midlands area of; Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, so we’ll get your data to you quickly when it matters most.

Secure media storage

Our secure media storage vault, located at our head office in Nottingham, is dedicated to backup storage of tapes and disks. Our state of the art vault is:

  • Fire and flood resistant
  • Protected by fire and burglar alarms linked to police and fire stations via BT’s Redcare service
  • Temperature and humidity controlled
  • Accessed via a Paxton-controlled door-entry system
  • Accessible only by our fully vetted and DBS-checked staff
"Let me thank you once again for the fantastic service you provide. You always listen to our needs and doing everything possible to help us – sometimes with very little notice. "Just recently you delivered a high volume of files in time for an urgent review, and your warehouse staff really went the extra mile in December, when SDS had a Christmas event on and we submitted an urgent request just after the cut-off time. They stayed to help us even though it made them late, and we really appreciated that."
Document Services Manager at a national finance corporation