Iron Mountain The Underground

1137 Branchton Rd

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The Iron Mountain Data Center is located 220 feet underground this is a 145 acre former limestone mine.

  • 200-Acre Iron Mountain-Owned Underground Campus
  • 220-Feet Below the Surface
  • Consistent Delivery of Turnkey Data Center Space
  • N+1 Electrical Systems (A/B paths - cabinet through generator)
  • N+1 Mechanical and Cooling
  • Limestone Slab Nearly Unlimited Floor-Load Weight Limit
  • High-Density Ready (up to 20 kW per cabinet/rack)
  • 100% Usable Computer Room Space - No Infrastructure in Room
  • Custom Hot/Cold Aisle Containment Solutions Available
  • Powered by 100% Renewable Energy
  • Natural, Geothermal Cooling Reduced Energy Consumption

Operational and expansion costs are much lower than most above-ground facilities. The data center pumps 53-degree water from an underground aquifer to cool its systems.

The mine has two major substations underground that draw power from West Penn Power's grid network. At full capacity, the Iron Mountain data center could span 500,000 square feet of space and could consume roughly 40 megawatts of power.

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Iron Mountain The Underground Data Center Photos


Entrance to the Underground Data Center
Source: IRM
The walls still have rock walls

NOC at WPA-1

The walls still have rock walls

In this photo taken Dec. 14, 2016, overhead pipes carry water from an underground reservoir to help cool the data center systems at Iron Mountain's underground data center in Butler County, Pennsyl...

Overhead pipes carry water to cool the data center

In this photo taken Dec. 14, 2016, overhead pipes carry water from an underground reservoir to help cool the data center systems at Iron Mountain's underground data center in Butler County, Pennsylvania.

Source: DARRELL SAPP, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Operating Company

Iron Mountain Data Centers operates a global colocation platform that enables customers to build tailored, sustainable, carrier and cloud-neutral data solutions. As a proud part of Iron Mountain Inc., a world leader in the secure management of data and assets trusted by 95% of the Fortune 1000, we are uniquely positioned to protect, connect and activate high-value customer data. We lead the data center industry in highly regulated compliance, environmental sustainability, physical security and business continuity. We collaborate with our 2,000+ customers in order to build and support their long-term digital transformations within our 3.5M SF global footprint spanning 3 continents. For more information, visit www.ironmountain.com/data-centers.

Compliance/Certifications:

NIST 800-53, FISMA HIGH, FedRAMP, SOC 2 Type I, SOC 2 Type II, SOC 3, HITRUST, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, ABS OSPAR, AMS-IX, BCA Green Mark Platinum, Green Power Pass, ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 50001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, EPA EnergySTAR, GLL

22 Facilities Owned
14 Markets Served
429.35 Megawatts
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wpa-data-center-brochure-pdf December 2018

WPA-1 Data Sheet (PDF)