New data center campus in Northern Virginia opens with Virtustream as a customer
Iron Mountain Incorporated today announced the opening of the first of four planned data centers in Northern Virginia, the nation’s largest and fastest growing data center market. Built to serve the stringent security and compliance requirements of enterprises, cloud service providers and government agencies, Iron Mountain’s new data center is a 165,000 square-foot, 10.5-megawatt multi-tenant and cloud facility located in Prince William County. Northern Virginia marks Iron Mountain’s fifth U.S. data center market, joining Boston, Denver, Kansas City and Western Pennsylvania.
“This data center6, like our others, is especially suited for heavily regulated enterprises, cloud providers and government agencies who seek a highly secure, highly compliant environment for hosting their data center7 operations,” said William L. Meaney, president and CEO of Iron Mountain.
Iron Mountain invested over $80 million in the first phase of this data center8, which opens as an Uptime Institute Tier III certified facility for design and construction. And, like other Iron Mountain data center9 facilities, this new data center10 is designed to serve organizations with exacting service delivery and comprehensive compliance requirements, and supports key standards such as ISO 27001, FISMA High, PCI-DSS Level 1, HIPAA, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3.
The new data center11 also opens with more than half of its first phase capacity pre-leased, including customers like Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business. Virtustream is the enterprise-class cloud company that is trusted by organizations worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. The company selected Iron Mountain based on the security, comprehensive compliance support and scalability of the facility to serve its regulated customer base and support its growth projections.
With two additional phases to come in this first data center12 and plans to develop three other facilities on the campus, Iron Mountain’s total investment for the site is expected to be over $350 million. The 83-acre campus design ensures efficient long-term customer scalability for a total of 60 megawatts.
For more information on Iron Mountain Data Center13s, please visit http://www.ironmountain.com/Services/Data-Center14s.aspx.