Iron Mountain Expands EMEA Data Center Footprint With New 27 Megawatt Facility Build in London
Second facility (LON-2) in Slough adds to recent 4 megawatt expansion of LON-1 facility for customers needing to leverage rich ecosystem opportunities in this critical global data center market
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the innovative storage and information management services company, today announced that they are expanding their data center footprint through the development of a new highly interconnected 27 megawatt facility at full build. Like all Iron Mountain data centers, LON-2 will be powered by 100% renewable energy and certified by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) to obtain the highest level of environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Located in the London region, in the Slough Trading Estate, the three-story, 25.000 square meter facility provides for 27 megawatts of IT load capacity equally distributed across three identical data hall floors of 9 megawatts each, including N+2 redundancy. LON-2 will provide carrier-neutral connectivity options with easy access to global networks, cloud on-ramps and leading global peering exchanges.
In addition, Iron Mountain recently deployed 4 megawatts of new capacity at their LON-1 data center by adding two individual 2 megawatt data halls, which brings the total power capacity at the facility to 9.1 megawatts. The immediately available space offers a wide range of on-site network services including rich connectivity options and dark fiber access to hundreds of networks, clouds and service providers.
“We are excited to announce new colocation opportunities at our second data center in this highly connected market as well as adding new capacity at our LON-1 data center, which continues to be in high demand,” said Eric Boonstra, Vice President and General Manager, Europe at Iron Mountain Data Centers. “Like other Iron Mountain data centers, our Slough data centers are well-suited for Enterprise, Hyperscale and Cloud organizations seeking a highly interconnected data center partner with industry-leading compliance and security.”
Additional highlights of the LON-2 data center build include:
- Hyperscale & Enterprise ready: provides the ability to scale with unmatched security and reliability
- Network density: carrier-neutral access to diverse meet-me rooms, leading global peering exchanges and the ability to connect to multiple public-cloud on-ramps
- Support for multiple use cases: hyperscale cloud node, hybrid-IT colocation, local/regional business continuity/disaster recovery, and consolidation/migration
- Highly energy efficient
- Powered by 100% renewable energy leveraging Green Power Pass
- Operational excellence: 100% uptime SLA
- SOC 2 Type II, SOC 3
- ISO 27001, 50001, and 140001
- FISMA High/NIST SP 800-53
Iron Mountain's global data center platform consists of 15 operational facilities across 13 markets and three continents. Including leasable capacity, land, and buildings held for future development, Iron Mountain's data center platform can support more than 445 megawatts of IT capacity at full build-out.
For more information on Iron Mountain Data Centers, visit https://www.ironmountain.com/data-centers.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader in innovative storage and information management services, storing and protecting billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Founded in 1951 and trusted by more than 225,000 customers worldwide, Iron Mountain helps customers CLIMB HIGHER™ to transform their businesses. Through a range of services including digital transformation, data centers, secure records storage, information management, secure destruction, and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps businesses bring light to their dark data, enabling customers to unlock value and intelligence from their stored digital and physical assets at speed and with security, while helping them meet their environmental goals.
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