Iron Mountain Lands 2.4 MW Lease at Pa. Underground Data Center

Aug. 9, 2021
Iron Mountain has signed a 2.4 megawatt lease with a leading hyperscale enterprise software provider at its underground data center in Boyers, Pennsylvania. It’s the latest in a series of leasing successes for Iron Mountain.

Iron Mountain has signed a 2.4-megawatt lease with a leading hyperscale enterprise software provider at its underground data center in Boyers, Pennsylvania, the company said today. The 10-year lease is the latest customer win for Iron Mountain, which recently boosted its projections for data center leasing for 2021.

Iron Mountain has leased more than 21 megawatts (MWs) of data center capacity in 2021, and now expects to surpass 30 MWs of capacity for the year, according to CEO William Meaney, who said the guidance boost was driven by “the momentum in the business in the first half of the year, as well as the pipeline.”

The 2.4 MW lease in Pennsylvania comes on the heels of a 6-megawatt deal with a “leading hyperscaler” at its data center campus in Manassas, Virginia.

“As public and private sector organizations face increasing privacy, security and environmental regulations for their data center needs, our data centers in Western Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia are in high demand as the ideal option for connecting and protecting critical IT infrastructure and applications,” said Rick Crutchley, Vice President & General Manager, North America at Iron Mountain Data Centers. “Both of these locations are ideal for a wide range of core retail enterprise and hyperscale colocation customers, and we look forward to continuing to support them across our global platform.”

Iron Mountain’s WPA-1 is a 200-acre facility based 220 feet underground north of Pittsburgh. The facility offers the full breadth of Iron Mountain services including over 300,000+ square feet of data center space with a total potential IT capacity of more than 15 megawatts. The facility is protected by federal grade security and is a highly compliant location that mitigates man-made & natural disasters, and offers long-term scalability. The data center leverages water from an underground lake that provides geothermal cooling to enable a highly efficient and sustainable environment.

Here’s a video tour of the Boyers facility:

Iron Mountain is a leading provider of document storage, with more than 225,000 customers around the globe, with a real estate network of more than 90 million square feet across more than 1,480 facilities. The company’s growing global data center footprint spans more than 3.5 million square feet across 15 locations on three continents. Iron Mountain has ramped up its data center operations in recent years through acquisitions (including FORTRUST IOEvoSwitch and sale/leasebacks of enterprise facilities) and construction of purpose-built infrastructure in markets like Northern VirginiaSingapore and with AZP-2 in Phoenix.

The company recently teamed with RPD Energy and Direct Energy to source 100 percent renewable energy aimed at matching the hourly usage renewable energy at the Boyers data center, as well as one in Edison, New Jersey and 60 more Iron Mountain facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The company said that matching usage on an hourly basis will improve upon current renewable power solutions that seek to match a buyer’s load on an annual or monthly basis.

Iron Mountain recently announced further expansion in Europe with a 27 megawatt data center build in Slough outside London (LON-2), in addition to 9 megawatts of leasable capacity at its LON-1 data center.

About the Author

Rich Miller

I write about the places where the Internet lives, telling the story of data centers and the people who build them. I founded Data Center Knowledge, the data center industry's leading news site. Now I'm exploring the future of cloud computing at Data Center Frontier.

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