Iron Mountain Completes New Data Center Development in Amsterdam and London

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Storage, information management and colocation company, Iron Mountain, has completed development of nearly 4 megawatts of “turn-key” data center capacity in Amsterdam and London. This will add 1.9 megawatts of capacity to both AMS-1 and LON-1, further strengthening Iron Mountain’s data center presence across Europe.

Including the plot acquired in Frankfurt in early 2019, Iron Mountain now has a growing presence in three of the top-4 European data center markets.

Strategically located in the heart of Amsterdam, one of the world’s largest network ecosystems, Iron Mountain’s AMS-1 data center now has nearly 13 megawatts of capacity, with the ability to expand its data center campus footprint by more than 20 incremental megawatts. The campus expansion in Amsterdam includes the opening of a seventh data center hall in the AMS-1 facility, adding 1.9 megawatts of capacity. More than 50% of this capacity was pre-leased, “reflecting strong demand from both new and existing data center customers.”

“Growing AMS-1 and LON-1 will extend our ability to serve the demanding needs of new and existing customers in top European colocation markets,” said Eric Boonstra, Vice President & GM Western Europe, Data Centers at Iron Mountain. “We are building upon our already strong EMEA data center offerings to provide even more flexible, scalable options for customers now and into the future.”

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“Growing AMS-1 and LON-1 will extend our ability to serve the demanding needs of new and existing customers in top European colocation markets,” said Eric Boonstra, Vice President & GM Western Europe, Data Centers at Iron Mountain.

Located in the Slough Trading Estate, LON-1 is a highly secured, purpose-built data center, with its existing capacity 100% occupied by one of the largest banking institutions in the world. The expansion in London includes the opening of a fourth data hall in the LON-1 facility, adding 1.9 megawatts of capacity. More than 20% of this new capacity was pre-leased, with an additional 3.8 megawatts of capacity held for future development.

“We are excited to deliver on the next phase of our global data center strategy and increase our IT capacity in critical European markets,” said Mark Kidd, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Centers at Iron Mountain. “The growth of these campuses, coupled with our recently-announced Phoenix data center expansion, solidifies our position as a valued global data center platform provider. Our pre-lease activity in London and Amsterdam also demonstrates that we have the right approach, technical skills and relationships to serve as the trusted guardian of our customers’ business assets, whether physical or digital.”

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