: Iron Mountain to expand EMEA Data Center footprint with new facility in Sough

Jun 02, 2021 | Posted by Bob Tester

Iron Mountain has announced its plans for a 27MW data center in Slough, East of London. The new data center dubbed LON-2 will be a three-story building with up to 25,000 sq m of space. It will also have a capacity of 27MW at full buildout. Moreover, the building will have three 9MW data halls, with each hall on each building. Interestingly, it will also run on 100% renewable energy.

Eric Boonstra, General Manager Europe at Iron Mountain, noted that the new data center in Slough is suited for Hyperscale, Enterprise, and Cloud organizations that want a very connected data center partner with industry-leading compliance and security.

Iron Mountain Press Release on June 1, 2021:
BOSTON--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 
  •  Industry-leading compliance: 
    •  SOC 2 Type II, SOC 3 
    •  ISO 27001, 50001, and 140001 
    •  HIPAA 
    •  PCI-DSS 
    •  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. 

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