Iron Mountain continues the global expansion of its data center network. This week the company opened a new data center in Singapore, which will be the company’s first facility in Asia. The project reinforces Iron Mountain’s strategy of adding data center space in global financial capitals, providing a digital extension to its document storage business.
Singapore has become one of the most important data center markets in Asia, with about 40 existing data centers and more under development. It has become a key global business hub, with strong connectivity to other leading Asian markets and a politically stable, business-friendly economy. This has made Singapore a key market for multi-national enterprise customers, particularly in financial services.
That aligns particularly well with Iron Mountain’s data center ambitions. The company has ramped up its data center operations in recent years through both acquisitions (including FORTRUST, IO, EvoSwitch and sale/leasebacks of enterprise facilities) and construction of purpose-built infrastructure in markets like Northern Virginia and Phoenix.
The Singapore opening comes on the heels of Iron Mountain’s launch of a new purpose-built data center in Phoenix and nearly 4 megawatts of turn-key capacity across new facilities in Amsterdam and London. With its new sites, Iron Mountain now has 14 data centers across the U.S., Europe and Asia, with the ability to scale to 350 megawatts of capacity at full build-out.
Building Momentum for Global Expansion
“With our new SIN-1 data center, Iron Mountain continues its commitment to building world-class data center offerings for global organizations,” said Mark Kidd, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Centers at Iron Mountain. “We are excited to move into the next phase of growth for our digital strategy with the expansion of our global data center platform, building on our momentum in Phoenix and Western Europe. SIN-1 has been carefully designed to extend this progress and meet the rigorous needs of global customers, solidifying our global footprint with operations in this critical and fast-growing market.”
The Iron Mountain facility in Serangoon, Singapore offers a first phase of 1.5 megawatts of capacity, with the ability to expand to a total of 5.5 megawatts across four 10,000 square foot halls. The company will offer a breadth of options, including private data suites, secure cages and individual cabinets. Iron Mountain also offers hybrid IT services such as cloud backup, migration and disaster recovery.
“Iron Mountain’s SIN-1 data center, our first in APAC, reaffirms our commitment to the growing information management and compliance needs of our customers in the region and globally,” said Michael Goh, Senior Director and GM for Asia at Iron Mountain. “As we continue to work with both global enterprise and local companies and experience growing demand for our world-class digital offerings, we’re proud to expand our global footprint and offer flexible, scalable options, ranging from maximum availability and security to diverse power sources, reliability and compliance, to customers in highly regulated industries.”
Iron Mountain has spent 60 years building a reputation as the leading provider of document storage, with more than 230,000 customers around the globe. It sees the opportunity to win data center business with the power of its brand, particularly with customers in the government, healthcare and financial sectors that already partner with Iron Mountain to meet regulatory compliance requirement.