Healthcare Data Centers

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Since 1951, some of the largest brands in healthcare and life sciences have trusted Iron Mountain to protect what matters most.

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Iron Mountain Data Centers for healthcare

Healthcare IT is digitally transforming faster than any other sector, with the prospect of AI-powered diagnostics and precision medicine as well as data-driven clinical informatics.

Plug into the digital future of healthcare

Security has never been more important, as new scalable cloud-based services increase data portability and wearables and community healthcare services extend the sector’s reach outward, creating new opportunities and new infrastructure challenges.

The massive data demands these new technologies create will require faster and higher density processing and massive amounts of data will need to be accessed and processed at the edge, closer to the patient.

Specialist hybrid cloud architectures will provide the security, flexibility and scalability organizations need. Colocation can provide the securecore for this data processing, in the latest most standards-rich and secure ISO and HIPAA-compliant data centers.

A provider you can trust

This is where Iron Mountain’s healthcare solutions become critical to success. Iron Mountain serves more than 2,000 hospitals and 45,000 healthcare customers within our 20 international colocation data centers and in our secure storage facilities in 1500 locations and over 50 countries worldwide. We curate over 850 million patient records and store over a billion medical images, managing some 68 exabytes of critical healthcare data.

We connect to every major cloud provider as well as hundreds of network and other service providers, bringing your data to the doorstep of the partners you need for successful digital transformation.

Our healthcare portfolio

In the new era of AI, ML, and IoMT, data is the critical link between patient experience, quality of care and the long-term success of healthcare organizations. Iron Mountain offers healthcare providers and their partners a complete global information management portfolio. As well as global hyper-connected colocation, we provide:

  • Intelligent content services
  • Cloud storage and migration
  • Records and IT asset lifecycle management
  • Recycling and secure storage and logistics

Cost & connectivity efficiency

Iron Mountain Data Center customers typically reduce their total data center costs of ownership by over 30% compared to in-house solutions. You can use our Smart Hands services to manage everything from a migration to a new set of cross connects to partners or networks. We provide connectivity-rich campuses with diverse carriers, virtual networks, internet exchanges and dark fiber access, as well as a full ecosystem of partners and service providers, only a cross-connect away.

We sought an offsite data center provider that could meet our stringent compliance and disaster recovery requirements. For the past three years we have trusted Iron Mountain with our cloud storage and offsite tape vaulting needs, so adding their data centers operations was a natural fit.
Ronald J. FuschilloEnglewood Hospital and Medical Center CIO, USA

Security & standards

Our data security procedures are ISO certified and HIPAA compliant, giving customers peace of mind. In the USA we operate underground data centers for additional federal-grade security and disaster resilience. Physical security at our sites operates on multiple levels:

  • Perimeter security
  • Checkpoints
  • Metal detectors, Mantraps
  • Biometric access
  • CCTV
  • NOC Monitoring
  • DCIM, Asset tracking

A sustainable partnership

We have used 100% renewable energy since 2017. We share the carbon credits for this energy with our customers using our award-winning Green Power Pass reporting solution. Our efficiency levels (PUE, WUE) are industry leading. And in 2021, we set a goal that by 2040 we will use 100% clean electricity, 100% of the time in our data centers, using the same methodology and reporting established by Google to track our performance.

We trust Iron Mountain Data Centers to the same extent that our clients trust us, and we would not consider any other provider.
Willem DrijverCEO, CAM IT Solutions - Healthcare ICT Solutions Provider, the Netherlands

Why choose Iron Mountain?

  • Track record
    Thousands of satisfied healthcare customers, “big data experience”
  • Portfolio
    Every information process from storage to data processing to IT asset management and AI/ML
  • Global standards
    Industry-leading standards with the right sectoral certifications
  • Sustainability
    100% renewable-powered with carbon credit sharing
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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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