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A large U.S. Federal government civilian agency that is at the forefront of the nation’s technological progress and achievement, is expanding its existing footprint to Iron Mountain data centers in Manassas, Virginia and Denver, Colorado. Iron Mountain is providing a colocation data center solution in support of the agency’s IT transformation initiatives.

The solution includes migrating the agency from their current proprietary, on-premise data center, into a 4-megawatt space in Iron Mountain’s new Northern Virginia data center, VA-2. In addition, Iron Mountain will facilitate the transition of the agency’s current 1.5-megawatt disaster recovery facility, which is located in Iron Mountain’s Boyers, Pennsylvania data center, into an expanded disaster recovery space in Denver, DEN-1, with an incremental 1 megawatt of power capacity. The lease is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2021.

“We are pleased to have this Federal agency join our robust ecosystems in both Northern Virginia and Denver, as we support their digital transformation strategy,” said Rick Crutchley, Vice President and General Manager, North America at Iron Mountain Data Centers. “The agency’s decision to expand with Iron Mountain underscores their trust in our value proposition for providing secure and quickly scalable data center solutions, with industry-leading compliance.”

Data Center Campus in Manassas

Rick Crutchley
“The agency’s decision to expand with Iron Mountain underscores their trust in our value proposition for providing secure and quickly scalable data center solutions, with industry-leading compliance,” said Rick Crutchley, Vice President and General Manager, North America at Iron Mountain Data Centers.

Iron Mountain’s Northern Virginia data center campus is an 83-acre site in Manassas, situated in the heart of one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing data center markets. It would offer low latency and easy access to network / peering interconnection sites in Ashburn and Reston. VA-1, opened in September 2017 is a 12.4-megawatt facility that is fully leased, with carrier-neutral connectivity and easy access to carriers, clouds and IT service providers. The first 4 megawatts at VA-2 was delivered in early July, with that facility representing 24 megawatts of IT capacity at full build-out.

Strategically located in the heart of downtown Denver, DEN-1 is a concurrently maintainable data center, situated in one of the lowest disaster risk areas in the U.S. With more than 11 megawatts of IT capacity, this purpose-built data center provides carrier-neutral connectivity, with access to 12 native carriers and multiple public cloud on-ramps.

Additional highlights from the Iron Mountain data center footprint would include:

  • Support for multiple use cases – hybrid-IT colocation, local production IT, local/regional business continuity/disaster recovery and consolidation/migration in all campuses.
  • 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 campuses working with native network providers, access to diverse meet-me rooms, and the ability to connect to multiple public-cloud on-ramps.
  • Data center energy efficiency – powered by 100% renewable energy.
  • Compliance and security – HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA High, FedRAMP, SOC 2 Type 2, SOC 3, ISO 27001, ISO 50001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001.
  • Operational excellence – 100% uptime SLAs.

Iron Mountain’s global data center platform consists of 15 operational facilities 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.