BackupSA started out of a need to find a suitable data backup solution that was ultra secure, affordable, as well as easy to use. This business started as a result of one of the current partners laptop crashing. He lost critical data and months - if not years of work which he was unable to recover. After consulting friends and colleagues on possible solutions to this dilemma, and after a number of trials runs – a viable service which offered complete peace of mind was found. Realizing the need for this type of service in the South African market, a proposal was put to Iron Mountain to launch a service to professional consumers, small business owners and individuals; with no catches, no contracts and affordable pricing.