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Iron Mountain opens first data center in Prince William

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Boston-based Iron Mountain Inc. on Friday announced the opening of the first of four data centers planned for an 83-acre campus in Prince William County.

Iron Mountain’s new data center is a 165,000-square-foot, 10.5-megawatt multitenant, cloud facility. Located at 11650 Hayden Road in Manassas, the facility was built to handle security and compliance requirements of large companies, cloud-service providers and government agencies.

Prince William represents Iron Mountain’s fifth U.S. data-center market, joining Boston, Denver, Kansas City and western Pennsylvania.

“This data center, like our others, is especially suited for heavily regulated enterprises, cloud providers and government agencies who seek a highly secure, highly compliant environment for hosting their data-center operations,” William L. Meaney, president and CEO of Iron Mountain, said in a statement.

“With this new facility, we enter the hottest data center market in the U.S. and add further capacity for serving existing and new governmental customers, a group where our brand for security, service and compliance resonates particularly well,” he said. “Together with our existing data centers and recent acquisitions, this data center helps to further accelerate our fastest-growing business segment.”

Iron Mountain invested more than $80 million in the first phase of this data center, which opens as an Uptime Institute Tier III-certified facility for design and construction. With two additional phases to come in the first data center and plans to develop three other facilities on the campus, Iron Mountain’s total investment for the site is expected to be more than $350 million.

The new data center also opens with more than half of its first phase capacity preleased, including customers like Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business.

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