Iron Mountain has signed a 20MW lease with a Fortune 100 customer for its VA-2 data center in Manassas, Virginia.

The company this week announced today that it has signed the multi-year lease with an existing US-based customer. Iron Mountain has now signed new and expansion leases of approximately 44MW this year to date.

The lease is expected to commence in phases from mid-2022 through mid-2023; the company now expects the VA-2 facility to support 36MW, up from 30MW previously.

“We continue to see strong demand for comprehensive data center solutions from our existing customer base,” said Mark Kidd, executive vice president and general manager Iron Mountain Data Centers. “This 20MW lease is indicative of our continued ability to support that demand and it reflects our commitment to strategically partner with our customers to meet their individual requirements.”

First announced in 2016, Iron Mountain said it would develop $350 million of data centers in Prince William County ‘over several years.’ At the time the company said it would establish a 60MW data center campus on 83 acres at 11650 Hayden Road that would feature three buildings totaling 375,000 square feet, but noted there was ‘future growth capacity.’

It opened the $80m VA-1 in 2017, covering 165,000 sq ft (15,000 sq m) and a capacity of 10.5MW. It announced it had broken ground on VA-2 in 2019; the facility offers 221,500 sq ft of space and 24 MW.

In September Iron Mountain filed to expand its Virginia campus. The company is seeking to rezone land to allow 1.6 million square feet of data center use across three more buildings – VA3, VA4, and VA5 – on a vacant part of the property.

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