Iron Mountain Incorporated ®
(NYSE:IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced SimpliVity®, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure revolutionizing enterprise IT, has selected Iron Mountain’s purpose-built Boston data center to host its engineering laboratory to help meet rapidly growing demand for its solutions.
“Over the last year, hyperconverged infrastructure has become the fastest-growing division in the IT infrastructure market. And, SimpliVity’s adoption rate is accelerating even faster than the market, putting the company in a continuous state of expansion to meet end-user demand,” said Christian van den Branden, vice president of engineering at SimpliVity. “As a result, the data center resources required to support the SimpliVity engineering lab have grown significantly, making colocation the right fit from a cost, capacity, efficiency, and security perspective. Iron Mountain’s 65-year track record of protecting proprietary assets gave us the necessary confidence to trust a third party with the future of our business.”
SimpliVity’s development teams use the engineering lab to create and test new products as well as upgrade and refine its existing offering, including the OmniCube and OmniStack product lines. To accommodate a strong product development pipeline, SimpliVity needed predictable data center capacity over the short and long-term. The proprietary nature of the assets mandated a colocation environment with multiple layers of physical security and a resilient design for maximum availability of lab resources. SimpliVity met these requirements by procuring a dedicated cage at Iron Mountain’s Boston data center in Northborough, Mass.
“Hyperconverged infrastructure is an innovative technology that makes organizations more operationally efficient while staying on budget, and SimpliVity is a recognized leader in the space,” said Mark Kidd, senior vice president and general manager of Iron Mountain Data Centers. “We are pleased to welcome SimpliVity to the Iron Mountain data center ecosystem and look forward to supporting the company’s engineering lab and strategic business objectives.”
Iron Mountain’s Boston colocation facility is a purpose-built data center located on a 54-acre, campus in the Metro West suburb of Northborough, Mass. The facility serves enterprise and highly regulated organizations that choose Iron Mountain Boston for its market-leading energy efficiency, resilience, comprehensive compliance support, and layered physical security. The large campus allows Iron Mountain to deliver additional on-site data centers, to meet market demand and provide customers with predictable long-term capacity that meets FISMA High, ISO 27001, HIPAA, PCI-DSS 3.1, and SOC 2 Type standards.
Founded with a mission to simplify IT, SimpliVity is a pioneer in the hyperconverged infrastructure market, disrupting the status quo of complex and cumbersome legacy IT systems. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged IT platform delivers enterprise-class performance and availability that today’s IT leaders require, with the cloud economics their business demands. No other company has taken on the mega task of assimilating all IT elements below the hypervisor (8 to 12 disparate functions) into a simple 2U building block of x86 sharable resources to deliver unmatched IT simplicity, operational efficiency, and 3x TCO savings. The company’s unique data virtualization architecture improves performance, protection and data efficiency, while also enabling global unified management from a single console. SimpliVity has revolutionized IT systems for hundreds of enterprises around the world. Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., the company has raised $276 million in venture capital and with over 750 employees worldwide. SimpliVity’s business model is 100 percent indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available worldwide through its network of resellers and distributors. For more information, visit www.simplivity.com
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 220,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain’s real estate network comprises more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 45 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management , data management , document management , data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding, helping organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit www.ironmountain.com
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