October 28, 2016

Iron Mountain upgrades its underground data center

The new addition adds additional capacity to the underground data center

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Today, storage and information management services provider Iron Mountain announced the expansion of its underground data center campus in western Pennsylvania, located outside of Pittsburgh. The company says that the expansion will add data center capacity as well as a new customer welcome center.

After the expansion, the data center now has 20,000 sq.ft. of new space and three megawatts of capacity built to support the comprehensive compliance requirements of all companies. Iron Mountain says that the new welcome center will enhance the physical security capabilities of the existing underground facility.

State Senator Scott Hutchinson said :

For years Iron Mountain’s facility in Boyers has had a major impact on our local economy and it’s encouraging to see the company continue to make significant investments in our community.

I look forward to finding new ways that the Commonwealth can partner with Iron Mountain to promote job growth in our region.

The company says that the expanded data center is part of a 200 acre Iron Mountain campus. The data center is located over 200 ft. below the surface of the earth and the underground data center leverages geothermal cooling for optimal Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).

Mark Kidd, Senior VP and GM of Iron Mountain Data Centers said :

Demand continues to be strong for Iron Mountain colocation and wholesale data center services at our Western Pennsylvania location, driven by local customers and from FORTUNE 1000 companies and Federal Agencies across North America.

Our customers appreciate the reliability gained operating 200 feet below the earth’s surface, sales tax incentives available from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and regulatory and security support that complies with the most exacting Federal and private sector requirements.