BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE:IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced the expansion of its underground data center campus in western Pennsylvania, located outside of Pittsburgh. The expansion includes additional data center capacity and a new customer welcome center. The data center now has 20,000 square feet of new space and three megawatts of move-in ready capacity built to support the comprehensive compliance requirements of Federal Agencies, FORTUNE 1000, healthcare and financial services companies. Iron Mountain today breaks ground on the new welcome center, which will further enhance the physical security capabilities of the underground facility.
State Senator Scott Hutchinson (21st District for the Pennsylvania State Senate) and Representative Tedd Nesbit (8th District for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives) today joined Iron Mountain at a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of construction of the welcome center. The new facility, located outside the underground data center, will provide a comfortable setting for authorized visitors without increasing the occupancy of the data center campus. It enhances security of customers’ shipments to the data center, such as servers and other hardware components, with RFID tracking added to the data center network operations. The welcome center also offers amenities such as conference rooms, office space, a lounge and kitchen and extended parking.
“For years Iron Mountain’s facility in Boyers has had a major impact on our local economy and it’s encouraging to see the company continue to make significant investments in our community,” said Sen. Hutchinson. “I look forward to finding new ways that the Commonwealth can partner with Iron Mountain to promote job growth in our region.”
Rep. Nesbit remarked: “For more than 30 years, Iron Mountain has been a great partner here in Butler County, becoming one of the county’s largest employers and working hard to ensure those jobs and the resulting economic impact benefit our local area. Iron Mountain continues to invest in its Boyers facility, and that signals good news for the company’s continued presence in western Pennsylvania.”
The expanded data center offers customers three megawatts of wholesale and retail colocation options and is part of a 200-acre Iron Mountain campus that is one of the most secure multi-tenant data centers in existence. Located more than 200 feet below the surface of the earth, the underground data center leverages geothermal cooling for optimal Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). Additionally, the entire underground campus will feature 100 percent renewable power sourcing by December 2016. These features – combined with metered power options, data center infrastructure management and real-time utilization transparency – create an ideal option for Federal Agencies looking to comply with the August 1, 2016 memorandum that enforces the Data Center Optimization and Consolidation Initiatives, as well as immediate action taken to comply with Data Center Optimization and Consolidation Initiatives, as well as Executive Order 13693 for sustainability energy usage and greenhouse gas reductions.
"Demand continues to be strong for Iron Mountain colocation and wholesale data center services at our Western Pennsylvania location, driven by local customers and from FORTUNE 1000 companies and Federal Agencies across North America," said Mark Kidd, senior vice president and general manager of Iron Mountain Data Centers. “Our customers appreciate the reliability gained operating 200 feet below the earth’s surface, sales tax incentives available from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and regulatory and security support that complies with the most exacting Federal and private sector requirements.”
For more information on Iron Mountain’s Western Pennsylvania data center, please visit http://www.ironmountain.com/Services/Data-Centers/Locations/Pennsylvania-Data-Center.aspx.
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 boasts a real estate network of 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 for more information.