Iron Mountain Inc was incorporated in Pennsylvania in March 1997 and is the successor by merger immediately preceding the offerings to Pierce Leahy Corp. The Company stores records, physical records and data backup media, and provides information management services that help organizations protect information, lower storage rental costs, comply with regulations, enable corporate disaster recovery, and use information for business advantages, regardless of its format, location or life cycle stage. It offers comprehensive records and information management services and data management services, along with the expertise and experience to address complex storage and information management challenges such as rising storage rental costs, and increased litigation, regulatory compliance and disaster recovery requirements. The Company's segments are North American Records and Information Management Business, North American Data Management Business, Western European Business and Other International Business segments. The North American Records and Information Management Business segment provides storage and information management services, including the storage of physical records, including other media such as microfilm and microfiche, master audio and videotapes, film, X-rays and blueprints, including healthcare information services, vital records services, service and courier operations, and the collection, handling and disposal of sensitive documents for corporate customers; information destruction services; and DMS throughout the United States and Canada; as well as fulfillment services and intellectual property management in the United States. North American Data Management Business segment provides storage and rotation of backup computer media as part of corporate disaster recovery plans, including service and courier operations; server and computer backup services; digital content repository systems to house, distribute, and archive key media assets; and storage, safeguarding and electronic or physical delivery of physical media of all types, for entertainment and media industry clients throughout the United States and Canada. Western European Business segment provides storage and information management services, including Records Management, Data Protection & Recovery and DMS throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. Other International Business segment provides storage and information management services throughout the remaining European countries in which it operates Latin America and Asia Pacific, including Records Management, Data Protection & Recovery and DMS. Its European operations included within the Other International Business segment provide Records Management, Data Protection & Recovery and DMS. Its Latin America operations provide Records Management, Data Protection & Recovery, Destruction and DMS throughout Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Its Asia Pacific operations provide Records Management, Data Protection & Recovery and DMS throughout Australia, with Records Management and Data Protection & Recovery also provided in certain cities in India, Singapore, Hong Kong‑SAR and China. Corporate and Other Business segment consists of its data center and fine art storage businesses in the United States, the product offerings of its Adjacent Business operating segment, as well as costs related to executive and staff functions, including finance, human resources and information technology, which benefit the enterprise as a whole. The Company competes with its current and potential customers' internal storage and information management services capabilities.
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