Iron Mountain Expands Into Asia With Singapore Data Center

2 Oct 2019 by Technology

Expanding its data center network to the Asia-Pacific region, Iron Mountain Incorporated, the storage and information management company, announced the grand opening of an enterprise-class data center facility in Serangoon, Singapore. The facility currently provides customers with 1.5 megawatts of capacity. The Singapore location, SIN-1, is Iron Mountain's first data center in Asia.

"With our new SIN-1 data center, Iron Mountain continues its commitment to building world-class data center offerings for global organizations," said Michael Goh, Senior Director and GM for Asia at Iron Mountain in a statement. The facility can deliver an incremental 3 megawatts in future phases. At full built-out, SIN-1 will offer 5.5 megawatts of capacity across four 10,000-square-foot data halls.

Iron Mountain has been ramping up its investment in data centers with new constructions and acquisitions. The presence in the region would be a great advantage for Iron Mountain's data center operations. Singapore has evolved as one of the critical data center markets in Asia. Providing strong connectivity to other leading Asian markets, Singapore is a hot market for multi-national enterprise customers.

"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," said Mark Kidd, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Centers at Iron Mountain in a statement.

The facility is designed to support the data center needs of many Fortune 1,000 customers who need to align compliance and IT asset protection programs. It provides access to a number of hybrid IT services, including cloud backup, migration and disaster recovery, as well as a variety of flexible wholesale and retail colocation deployment options through private suites, secure cages, and individual cabinets.

According to the data center provider, additional highlights of the SIN-1 data center campus include:

  • Support for multiple use cases including hybrid-IT colocation, local production IT, local/national business continuity/disaster recovery and consolidation/migration
  • Security controls including guarded campus entrance, 3-factor access controls, fully background-checked officers and employees and customizable security offerings for additional protection
  • Low-risk location for natural disasters and inclement weather
  • Efficient, cost-effective hybrid-IT enablement including centralized access to hundreds of global carriers, public and private cloud providers, and IT services providers
  • Redundant meet-me rooms and connection to regional MMR
  • Diverse fiber points of entry
  • Operational excellence: 100% uptime SLAs

Iron Mountain has a data-center platform that consists of 14 facilities located in 13 markets across three continents. The company said that its data center platform can support more than 350 megawatts of IT capacity at full build-out.

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