Iron Mountain Begins Construction on Regional Data Center in Northborough
NEC member Iron Mountain recently began construction on its first regional data center in New England which is set to open in early 2014. The announcement comes just 5 months after the company entered the multi-tenant data center market starting in Western Pennsylvania. The Tier III and LEED Gold certified facility will act as a central location for businesses in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, southern New Hampshire, and Maine to receive services from the data storage and information management company.
The secure data center facility, along with complementary services such as management of data assets, will be of great benefit to highly regulated organizations in the area to comply with tough industry requirements on how to handle sensitive information. Iron Mountain will also offer its clients services including migration, networking, and IT asset tracking. The facility will be comprised of three 10,000 square foot spaces capable of supporting 1.2 megawatts of information, and will feature a redundant fiber network to minimize the potential for network failure.
“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.”
Iron Mountain is an industry leader in providing data storage and management services. This service is becoming more and more essential to multiple industries in the information and technology driven economy. The New England Council congratulates Iron Mountain for their further expansion into the New England market and wishes them luck during the construction process and going forward.