Iron Mountain Enters the Multi-Tenant Data Center Market

  Iron Mountain Enters the Multi-Tenant Data Center Market

  Company to offer enterprises secure, compliant data center facilities and
                                   services

Data Center World Spring 2013

Business Wire

BOSTON -- April 30, 2013

Iron Mountain® Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information
management company, today unveiled Iron Mountain Data Centers™, a portfolio of
services for organizations seeking a secure and compliant data center
environment. The company will lease out space in its premier underground
storage facility for wholesale and retail colocation data centers, something
it’s done selectively over the last decade for enterprise and government
clients.

Now the company formalizes the offering and introduces a suite of services for
data migration, networking, tape handling, asset disposition and more so
enterprises can outsource the complete management of their data center. Iron
Mountain is actively exploring offering additional data center locations in
key markets on existing company-owned land.

“Most of today’s data center providers sell space. Iron Mountain Data Centers
offers more than just space. We’re packaging together services that will
enable enterprises to outsource the ongoing management of their data center,”
said Iron Mountain’s Mark Kidd, senior vice president and general manager,
data centers. “We want to make it easier for enterprises to outsource. And our
DNA in tracking information assets from creation to disposition is
particularly differentiating for organizations that must comply with industry
regulations. No one in today’s data center market has our track record in
security and facilitating compliance.”

Iron Mountain’s solution gives customers two options for data center space.
Iron Mountain Wholesale Data Centers provides dedicated, secure space for all
or part of an organization’s data center operations and offers a range of
services, including engineering and design; development and construction; and
ongoing facility operations and management. For organizations needing a
smaller footprint, Iron Mountain’s Retail Colocation solution provides a
shared environment with scalable power space and reliable power and cooling.

Iron Mountain’s underground data center in Boyers, Pa. is ideal for
enterprises and government clients seeking an ultra-secure environment. The
former limestone mine is 220 feet below ground, with ambient temperatures in
the mid-50s, efficient geothermal cooling and natural protection from extreme
weather events. To view photos of Iron Mountain’s underground site, visit:
www.ironmountain.com/underground.

Several government and enterprise clients like lodging company Marriott
International have long leased space in the Iron Mountain underground. In
2008, Marriott leased 12,500 square feet of space to establish a data center
there for disaster recovery purposes. The company sought to reduce its
recovery time for business critical systems and determined the unique setting
of Iron Mountain’s underground was part of the solution.

“We have always had a rigorous and constant focus on having disaster
preparedness in place,” declared Dan Blanchard, vice president of enterprise
operations at Marriott. “More than five years ago, we determined that we
needed more flexibility and we got it. Today we have a data center that
provides Marriott with a tremendous capability for disaster recovery, and we
have a great partner in Iron Mountain.”

More than offering secure space, Iron Mountain seeks to win over enterprises
still weighing outsourcing by offering a flat rate for bundled services
normally done by multiple vendors. Iron Mountain’s suite of data center
services includes:

  *Migration Services: Iron Mountain helps customers move servers and racking
    from one data center to another, providing extensive site surveys,
    business impact reports, migration plan documentation, risk assessment and
    comprehensive migration.
  *Installation and “Smart” Remote Hands: Iron Mountain’s team of
    infrastructure professionals provide installation and on-going technical
    support services – from cable management and server/storage deployments to
    reboots and hard drive replacements.
  *Secure Network Services: Customers have numerous options for transmitting
    data between Iron Mountain data centers and assistance ordering carrier
    services via on-demand network services like Internet bandwidth and secure
    IP transport.
  *Offsite Tape Vaulting: Iron Mountain provides tape storage services both
    at the hosted data center and at Iron Mountain's more than 60 tape
    vaulting locations throughout the United States. This allows customers to
    preserve media for disaster recovery or long-term retention using a
    rigorous chain-of-custody and audit trail during transport and storage.
  *Secure IT Asset Disposition:  This offering helps organizations safely
    recycle or repurpose decommissioned data center assets like servers,
    racks, storage systems and networking components.

“The days of evaluating data center providers based primarily on space are
long behind us,” said Michelle Bailey, vice president of data center
initiatives and digital infrastructure, 451 Research. “As organizations
increasingly incorporate leased capacity as part of their data center
portfolio, services for disaster recovery, security and compliance are
essential to satisfy business requirements. This is particularly true for
highly regulated vertical markets such as financial services, government and
healthcare.”

Iron Mountain will exhibit in booth #635 at the Data Center World 2013
conference this week in Las Vegas. To learn more about Iron Mountain Data
Centers, visit: www.ironmountain.com/datacenters.

About Iron Mountain Incorporated

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and
information management services. The company’s real estate network of over 64
million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 35 countries allows
it to serve customers around the world. And its solutions for records
management, data backup and recovery, document management, and secure
shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations,
recover from disaster, and better use their information . Founded in 1951,
Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including
business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data.
Visitwww.ironmountain.com for more information.

Contact:

Media
Iron Mountain
Laura Sudnik, 617-256-3826
laura.sudnik@ironmountain.com
or
Weber Shandwick
Katie Traut, 617-520-7135
ktraut@webershandwick.com
 
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