Iron Mountain Opens Data Center Complex in Prince William County, Virginia
The company invested over $80 million in the first phase of this data center, which opens as an Uptime Institute Tier III certified facility for design and construction. The facility is designed to serve organizations with exacting service delivery and comprehensive compliance requirements, and supports key standards such as ISO 27001, FISMA High, PCI-DSS Level 1, HIPAA, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3.
With two additional phases to come in this first data center and plans to develop three other facilities on the campus, Iron Mountain's total investment for the site is expected to be over $350 million, company officials said. The 83-acre campus design ensures efficient long-term customer scalability for a total of 60 megawatts. Iron Mountain is participating in Virginia's data center tax program which helps provide long-term visibility into operating costs and lower total costs to customers.
"Iron Mountain is opening what we believe is one of the most compelling data center offerings in Northern Virginia," said Mark Kidd, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Iron Mountain Data Centers. "Our new campus provides superior physical security, lower power costs and a reduced tax structure compared to locations locally and nationally and delivers on our customers' high standards for performance. Iron Mountain would like to thank the State of Virginia and Prince William County as well as our development partners, customers and dedicated employees for their contributions to this successful launch."
"This data center, like our others, is especially suited for heavily regulated enterprises, cloud providers and government agencies who seek a highly secure, highly compliant environment for hosting their data center operations," said William L. Meaney, President & CEO of Iron Mountain.
"With this new facility, we enter the hottest data center market in the U.S. and add further capacity for serving existing and new governmental customers, a group where our brand for security, service and compliance resonates particularly well. Together with our existing data centers and recent acquisitions, this data center helps to further accelerate our fastest growing business segment,” he added.
"Since 2006, more than 6,600 new jobs and over $11.8 billion in investments have been announced in Virginia's data center industry and we are thrilled to add this important project to that roster," said Governor Terry McAuliffe. "We are honored to have such a dynamic global leader like Iron Mountain continue to invest in the Commonwealth aiding our efforts to build a new Virginia economy."
According to company officials the new data center also opens with more than half of its first phase capacity pre-leased, including customers like Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business. Virtustream is the enterprise-class cloud company that is trusted by organizations worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. The company selected Iron Mountain based on the security, comprehensive compliance support and scalability of the facility to serve its regulated customer base and support its growth projections.
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