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When it's a matter of national security. Government agencies choose Iron Mountain Data Centers.

February 15, 20176 mins
Government data centers
Government agencies choose Iron Mountain for information continuity, scalability, security and compliance

As innovation and demand for information technology continues to increase, IT departments of all sizes are facing incredible pressure to build a new way of delivering services – one that scales quickly, integrates multiple clouds and data centers and performs to end-user and auditor expectations. Together with our partners, Iron Mountain data centers provide you with energy efficient end-to-end solutions and a rich set of options to meet ever growing needs for high speed, secure and reliable internet service.

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Committed to sustainability

Iron Mountain data centers are powered by 100% renewable energy. Green Power Pass allows Iron Mountain customers to take credit for the green energy they consume.

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Highly secure and government compliant data centers

For our federal customers, what sets us apart is not only the list of certs/reports (PCI-DSS, ISO27001, SOC 2 (Type II), SOC 3, HIPAA Type I, NIST 800-53), but also the level to which we've taken the program. With our NIST 800-53 report, we employ the control sets at the highest, most enhanced level by NIST, enabling us to align with FISMA HIGH and FedRAMP Physical and Environmental (P&E) controls that many government agencies may struggle to accomplish with competitors that only employ base level controls in a NIST 800-53 assessment. Data Center Services are also available on GSA Schedule 36 Contract # GS-03F-049GA.

Flexible support for your information continuity demands

With interconnected data centers and multiple networking options, Iron Mountain's diverse offering supports your information continuity demands.

In addition to our traditional carriers, Iron Mountain partners with multiple SDN Providers to offer rapidly deployable, cost-effective access to hundreds of paths to cloud on-ramps and to all major cloud providers.

Our suite of network offerings includes direct connection cloud on-ramps, software-defined network (SDN) exchanges, peering exchanges, colocation provider fiber to regional MMR's and private carrier circuits.

Scale rapidly from a single cabinet to a purpose-built data center, and from a single market to global deployment.

Reduce data center TCO

With colocation, public-sector organizations can reduce data center total cost of ownership when compared to in-house solutions, increase energy and operational efficiency and reduce system complexity. The operational cost savings helps you maximize your budget to better address requirements such as DCOI, IDEA, the Artificial Intelligence Initiative and EO 13800.

Serving government agencies for nearly 70 years

Since 1951, Federal Government organizations have trusted Iron Mountain to support critical operations and information management challenges.

Iron Mountain's purpose-built and underground data centers are resilient, featuring customer-inspired design with concurrently maintainable systems for maximum reliability and uptime.

Dedicated federal account management team

The dedicated Iron Mountain Federal Government account management team is comprised of experienced professionals who understand the responsibilities and ramifications of government IT services delivery. We understand your challenges and requirements, and have dedicated resources at all levels, from procurement and installation to management to classified environments.

Ideal for production and disaster recovery

Iron Mountain solutions are ideal for government agencies desiring a business continuity strategy.

  • Underground data centers protected from above-ground risk including EMP
  • Purpose-built data centers withstand natural disasters
  • Diverse carriers, dark fiber access
  • Enhanced mechanical, electrical and plumbing protection

Enhanced physical security

Iron Mountain data centers protect customer assets utilizing a Security in Depth approach, beginning at the site perimeter.

  • Site level access control
  • Mantraps
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • biometric access controls
  • 24x7x365 monitoring, CCTV 
  • 24x7x365, proprietary security officers, many with active US Government security clearances
  • Thorough background checks for all staff

Highly energy efficient:

With more than 30 years delivering colocation excellence, Iron Mountain recognizes the value of energy stewardship and efficiency. Optimal Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is achieved with air-side economization, containment solutions and geothermal cooling. This leads to reduced power costs and energy waste. The following demonstrate Iron Mountain's commitment.

  • ISO 50001 Certified
  • US DoE Better Buildings Challenge participant
  • #10 EPA Green Power Partner (tech/telecom)
  • Data centers powered by 100% renewable energy
  • Signatory to the Renewable Energy Buyers Principals, Cloud and Colocation Buyers Principals

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