Iron Mountain Breaks Ground on Boston-Area Data Center

  Iron Mountain Breaks Ground on Boston-Area Data Center

    New Tier III, LEED Gold certified facility will serve highly regulated

Business Wire

BOSTON -- September 24, 2013

Iron Mountain® Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information
management company, has begun construction on its first regional data center
in Northborough, Mass. The news comes just five months after the company’s
entry into the multi-tenant data center market, when it began leasing
wholesale and retail colocation data center space in its premier underground
facility in western Pennsylvania.

Set to open its doors in early 2014, Iron Mountain’s Boston Data Center will
feature a Tier III-certified design and construction and offer the region’s
only LEED Gold certified facility -- providing a resilient and
energy-efficient environment. The new data center will add to an existing
campus of records storage centers the company maintains in Northborough, a
central location for businesses in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, eastern
Connecticut, southern New Hampshire and Maine.

The company expects highly regulated organizations will find the site an
attractive option for meeting stringent industry requirements on the storage
and management of information. Complementing the secure data center facility,
Iron Mountain will offer comprehensive services for the careful management of
data assets, including migration, networking, tape handling, IT asset
tracking, disposition and more.

“Home to many highly-regulated organizations, the greater Boston area is
underserved in terms of access to area data centers capable of meeting their
unique needs,” said Mark Kidd, Iron Mountain senior vice president and general
manager, data centers. “With security and compliance at the core of Iron
Mountain’s operations, those highly-regulated industries like healthcare,
biotech and financial services can now choose a better-suited option for their
data center operations.”

Kelly Morgan, a research manager for 451 Research, speaks to the market need:
“We believe that new data center facilities meeting HIPAA and PCI-DSS
requirements as well as achieving Uptime Institute certification for Tier III
design and construction will see strong demand. In addition to offering a
level of security and compliance expertise that other colocation providers
will find hard to match, Iron Mountain has created a data center co-location
facility that is within a drivable distance for many of the Northeast region’s
healthcare and financial services companies. This provides an added level of
comfort as they evaluate their options for outsourcing data center

Iron Mountain will work with Compass Datacenters to design and build Iron
Mountain’s Boston Data Center, consisting of three data halls. Each data hall

  *10,000 square feet of space with a three-foot-high raised floor to provide
    flexible layout and design
  *Support for 1.2 MW of critical IT load and cool densities up to 20 kW per
    rack without containment
  *“2N” Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) architecture, multiple 2 MW
    generators and N+1 mechanical system to deliver the enhanced reliability
    of a concurrently maintainable Tier III certified design
  *Miami-Dade County standards, built to withstand winds up to 149 mph and
    meet a 1.5 seismic rating
  *Redundant fiber entrance facilities to offer no single point of failure
    for network services

“Compass Datacenters’ innovative designs and construction methodology enables
us to build natural disaster-resistant, dedicated data centers quickly and
with great precision,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters. “With
more than 20 years of experience, our team can design and build Iron
Mountain’s Boston Data Center so it can be fully operational within six

Kidd concurred, adding: “Known as one of the most experienced teams for data
center design and builds, Compass Datacenters also provides Iron Mountain with
a capital efficient approach to developing a data center footprint.”

On Apr. 30 of this year, Iron Mountain announced its entry into the
multi-tenant data center market, making available wholesale data center and
retail colocation options within the company’s western Pennsylvania
Underground. Iron Mountain also announced its intent to explore additional
locations for regional data centers.

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About Iron Mountain

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 with speed and accuracy. And its solutions for records
management, data backup and recovery, document management, andsecure
shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations,
recover from disaster, and better use their information for business
advantage. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of
information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic
files and medical data. for more information.


Media Contacts:
Iron Mountain
Laura Sudnik, 617-256-3826
Weber Shandwick
Katie Carbone, 617-520-7135
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