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Iron Mountain unveils second London data centre

Written by Wed 2 Jun 2021

Iron Mountain has announced the opening of a new data centre, powered by 100% renewable energy.

Iron Mountain has announced the opening of a 27 MW data centre, expanding the company’s services in the London area. The new facility, located in Slough, will be BREEAM-certified and powered by 100% renewable energy.

The LON-2 data centre is a three-story structure, with each floor providing 9 MW capacity and N+2 redundancy. It will provide carrier-neutral access to customers, offering hyper-scale cloud, disaster recovery, and consolidation/migration services, along with 100% uptime SLAs.

In addition to being powered by renewable energy, the LON-2 facility is highly energy-efficient and provides customers with global network access, peering exchanges, and cloud on-ramps.

Eric Boonstra, Vice President and General Manager for Iron Mountain’s European data centres, noted, “Like other Iron Mountain data centres, our Slough data centres are well-suited for enterprise, hyper-scale and cloud organisations seeking a highly interconnected data centre partner with industry-leading compliance and security.”

Appealing to highly regulated industries such as finance and healthcare, Iron Mountain boasts compliance with national and international regulations including HIPAA, PCI, FISMA, FedRAMP, SOC and ISO 27001, ISO 500001, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001.

At the same time, Iron Mountain added capacity to their existing data centre in London. The company added two separate data halls to the LON-1 data centre at 2 MW each. This increased the capacity for LON-1 to a total of 9.1 MW, a change that was made to meet continued high demand from customers.

The focus on renewables and energy efficiency in data centre operations is in line with Iron Mountain’s stated sustainability goals. Earlier this month, the company announced 20 new sustainability goals including certification of new data centres to the BREEAM standard for green buildings, 90% renewable energy by 2025, and net-zero emissions by 2040.

The company has also signed the Climate Pledge and has promised to match site electricity use with local clean power generation to achieve 24/7 clean power by 2040.

Iron Mountain stock has been performing well, reaching a 52-week high at the same time that the new facility was announced. With the addition of LON-2, the company owns and operates 15 data centres across North America, Europe and Asia.

Written by Wed 2 Jun 2021

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