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Iron Mountain Announces Grand Opening Of New State-Of-The-Art Data Center In Phoenix

AZP-2 is a scalable, hyperscale-ready data center powered by 100% renewable energy

BOSTON, Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management company, announced today that it has expanded its Phoenix data center campus, with the grand opening of a second enterprise-class data center facility, AZP-2.

The first phase of capacity at AZP-2 provides four megawatts of concurrently maintainable power capacity, with the ability to serve both multi-tenant enterprise retail colocation, as well as hyper-scale requirements, given the scalable and flexible design of the facility. The three-story purpose-built facility will span more than 530,000 gross square feet, and deliver 48 megawatts of total IT capacity at full build out, with campus connectivity to the existing 45 megawatts operating in AZP-1 and AZS-1 in Scottsdale, leveraging the network density of the existing ecosystem. 

"We are excited to deliver our next phase of expansion capacity in Phoenix, one of the largest data center markets in the United States," said Mark Kidd, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Centers at Iron Mountain. "The addition of AZP-2 further strengthens our global data center platform, and increases our ability to meet the demand from customers looking for a lower cost, highly resilient data center solution in the Western U.S."

Including land held for future development, the 40-acre Phoenix campus should support more than 100 megawatts of IT load when fully developed. The highly secure campus offers Iron Mountain Data Center customers access to reliable and energy efficient data center capacity in one of the lowest risk U.S. metros for natural disasters.

Additional highlights of the Phoenix data center campus include:

  • Hyper-scale ready: provides the ability to scale in a campus environment with unmatched security and reliability
  • Efficient hybrid-IT enablement: centralized access to hundreds of customers, clouds, carriers, and other IT services providers, making hybrid IT efficient, cost-effective and secure
  • Network density: carrier-neutral campus with 24 native network providers, access to diverse meet-me rooms, and the ability to connect to multiple public-cloud on-ramps
  • Supports multiple use cases: hyper-scale cloud node, hybrid-IT colocation, local production IT, local/regional business continuity/disaster recovery, and consolidation/migration
  • Energy efficiency: powered by 100% renewable energy
  • Operational excellence: 100% uptime SLA
  • Industry-leading compliance:
    • SOC 2 Type II, SOC 3
    • ISO 27001 and 50001
    • HIPAA
    • PCI-DSS
    • FISMA High/NIST SP 800-53

Iron Mountain's global data center platform consists of 14 operational facilities across 13 markets and three continents. Including leasable capacity and land and buildings held for future development, Iron Mountain's data center platform can support more than 350 megawatts of IT capacity at full build-out. For more information on Iron Mountain Data Centers, visit

About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, and with a real estate network of more than 90 million square feet across more than 1,450 facilities in approximately 50 countries, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include information managementdigital transformationsecure storagesecure destruction, as well as data centerscloud services and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a digital way of working. Visit for more information.

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Forward Looking Statements
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