Iron Mountain to build data center at its Northborough campus

A rendering of Iron Mountain’s planned data center. Rendering courtesy of the company.
A rendering of Iron Mountain’s planned data center. Rendering courtesy of the company.

Iron Mountain Inc., the Boston-based storage and information-management company, said it has begun construction on an addition to its regional data storage campus in Northborough.

The company currently offers such services as shredding, document imaging, offsite tape vaulting, and record management in Northborough.

The plan now is to add something that Iron Mountain will call the Boston Data Center, Iron Mountain said in a press release.

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When the Boston Data Center goes operational, something expected to happen in early 2014, the Northborough campus will also be able to offer such services as data migration, networking, and information-technology asset tracking.

Many industries such as health care, life sciences, and financial services face stringent requirements when it comes to storing information and keeping records secure, particularly when those companies outsource such tasks as a way to keep costs down.

The new Boston Data Center is designed to meet the security requirements of such industries, Iron Mountain said. Since there is a high concentration of such industries in New England, Iron Mountain suggested that it makes sense to add to its Northborough campus to serve this market.

“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,” Mark Kidd, Iron Mountain senior vice president and general manager of data centers, said in a statement. “With security and compliance at the core of Iron Mountain’s operations, those highly-regulated industries like health care, biotech, and financial services can now choose a better-suited option for their data center operations.”

Company-wide, Iron Mountain said it has a real estate network of more than 64 million square feet spread across more than 1,000 facilities in 35 countries.