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Iron Mountain opens 27MW London data centre

New facility is one of the largest projects for the British capital in 2021 following the UK’s exit from the European Union.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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June 01, 2021 | 5:53 PM BST

Storage and information management services company Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) has expanded its data centre footprint through the development of a new 27-megawatt facility at full build in the London region.

Located in the Slough Trading Estate, the three-story, 25.000 square meter facility has a total of  27 megawatts of IT load capacity equally distributed across three identical data hall floors of 9 megawatts each, including N+2 redundancy.

LON-2 provides carrier-neutral connectivity options with easy access to global networks, cloud on-ramps and leading global peering exchanges.

In addition, Iron Mountain has recently deployed 4 megawatts of new capacity at their LON-1 data centre by adding two individual 2 megawatt data halls, which brings the total power capacity at the facility to 9.1 megawatts.

The company said LON-2 has ben designed to be powered by 100% renewable energy and certified by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) to obtain the highest level of environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Eric Boonstra, vice president and general manager, Europe at Iron Mountain Data Centers, said: “We are excited to announce new colocation opportunities at our second data centre in this highly connected market as well as adding new capacity at our LON-1 data centre, which continues to be in high demand.

“Like other Iron Mountain data centres, our Slough data centres are well-suited for enterprise, hyperscale and cloud organisations seeking a highly interconnected data centre partner with industry-leading compliance and security.”

Iron Mountain’s global data centre platform consists of 15 operational facilities across 13 markets and three continents.

Including leasable capacity, land, and buildings held for future development, Iron Mountain’s data centre platform can support more than 445 megawatts of IT capacity at full build-out.

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