What is offsite tape vaulting?

Offsite tape vaulting is a specialized form of offsite tape storage that includes additional security and management features. Vaulting services typically involve the regular transportation of backup tapes to an offsite facility, where they are catalogued, securely stored, and periodically rotated. These facilities are often equipped with advanced security measures such as biometric access controls, fire suppression systems, and environmental controls to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of the stored tapes.