Iron Mountain Opens Second Data Center in Phoenix

Furlow consulting

Global provider of storage solutions, colocation and information management services, Iron Mountain, has expanded its Phoenix data center campus with the grand opening of a second “enterprise-grade” data center facility, AZP-2. The three-story purpose-built facility will span more than 530,000 gross square feet and deliver 48 megawatts of total IT capacity at full build out.

Mark Kidd
“The addition of AZP-2 increases our ability to meet the demand from customers looking for a lower cost, highly resilient data center solution in the Western U.S,” said Mark Kidd, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Centers at Iron Mountain.

The first phase of capacity at the Iron Mountain AZP-2 data center provides four megawatts of concurrently maintainable power capacity. It has the ability to serve both multi-tenant enterprise retail colocation as well as hyper-scalers, given the scalable and flexible design of the facility. The AZP-2 data center is powered by 100% renewable energy.

This data center expansion is part of Iron Mountain’s estimated $430 million investment in the campus and a five-year development plan.

“We are excited to deliver our next phase of expansion capacity in Phoenix, one of the largest data center markets in the United States,” said Mark Kidd, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Centers at Iron Mountain. “The addition of AZP-2 further strengthens our global data center platform, and increases our ability to meet the demand from customers looking for a lower cost, highly resilient data center solution in the Western U.S.”

100+ Megawatts

Including land held for future development, the 40-acre Phoenix data center campus should support more than 100 megawatts of IT load when fully developed. The highly secured campus would offer Iron Mountain data center customers access to energy efficient data center capacity in one of the lowest risk U.S. metros for natural disasters.

To sum up, key features of Iron Mountain’s Phoenix data center campus would include:

  • Hyper-scale ready – provides the ability to scale in a campus environment with unmatched security and reliability.
  • Efficient hybrid-IT enablement – centralized access to hundreds of customers, clouds, carriers, and other IT services providers, making hybrid IT efficient, cost-effective and secure.
  • Network density – carrier-neutral campus with 24 native network providers, access to diverse meet-me rooms, and the ability to connect to multiple public-cloud on-ramps.
  • Supports multiple use cases – hyper-scale cloud node, hybrid-IT colocation, local production IT, local/regional business continuity/disaster recovery, and consolidation/migration.
  • Energy efficiency – powered by 100% renewable energy.
  • Operational excellence – 100% uptime SLA.
  • Compliance – SOC 2 Type II, SOC 3; ISO 27001 and 50001; HIPAA; PCI-DSS; FISMA High/NIST SP 800-53.

Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. The company serves more than 225,000 organizations around the world through a real estate network of more than 90 million square feet across more than 1,450 facilities in approximately 50 countries.

Iron Mountain‘s global data center platform consists of 14 operational data center campuses across 13 markets and three continents. Including leasable capacity and land and buildings held for future development, Iron Mountain’s data center platform can support more than 350 megawatts of IT capacity at full build-out.

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