Iron Mountain Data Centers Expands Footprint in North America

Iron Mountain, a leader in innovative storage, data center infrastructure, asset lifecycle management and information management services, is expanding its North American data center footprint with the purchase of a 10 acre land parcel and more than 50 MVA (expandable to more than 100 MVA) substation in Phoenix, Arizona to develop a 36 megawatt, 230K square foot data center (AZP3).

The land is adjacent to Iron Mountain’s existing 39-acre campus that houses their AZP1 (41 megawatt) and AZP2 (48 megawatt) data centers. Phase one of the AZP3 expansion is expected to be delivered in 2024.

“The Phoenix data center market continues to see a tremendous amount of growth and we are pleased to be expanding our footprint in this robust market,” said Rick Crutchley, vice president and general manager, North America, Iron Mountain Data Centers. “This land being adjacent to our existing campus is ideal to continue to provide our customers with the lowest latency access to our robust ecosystem as possible. As with the rest of our Phoenix campus, AZP3 will leverage government-compliant physical and logical security throughout and will be constructed to BREEAM sustainability standards.”

Iron Mountain’s Phoenix campus is one of the leading network dense locations in the market with more than 25 network providers and key peering exchanges including the Arizona Internet Exchange (AZIX), DE-CIX Phoenix and Ninja-IX. Phoenix is one of North America’s leading data center markets in large part due to low disaster risk, fiber infrastructure, and relatively low costs compared to other markets.

“This expansion supports our strategy of continuing to invest in larger, low latency metro markets where we are established in order to meet the high growth demands of our customers,” stated Mark Kidd, executive vice president and general manager of Data Centers at Iron Mountain. “As one of the leading interconnection providers in Phoenix, we are excited to continue to provide connected critical capacity for our retail and hyperscale customers alike.”

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