Iron Mountain is to convert one of its records management facilities in Miami, Florida, into a data center.

The facility will offer 16MW, but no timelines for development were shared.

“Miami is a key market where a number of our customers are looking for Edge deployments, and this newly repurposed facility will add 16MW to our data center portfolio,” Iron Mountain CEO William L. Meaney said during the company's Q3 2023 earnings call last week. “We are actually scrapping the [original] building. So we're reusing the land in that particular case because it's the way that we could get the most data center capacity into that facility. Otherwise, we would have been leaving much opportunity on the table.”

When asked if other properties in the company’s portfolio are under similar review, Meaney said up to 20 percent of the company’s properties are “under evaluation under any given day.”

“This will be the first of many, we feel, as we continue to go forward," he said.

The company operates around 1,400 facilities worldwide, totaling some 730 million cubic feet of storage volume dedicated to holding paper documents, tapes, and other media.

The company currently operates around 225MW of data center capacity - across 17 facilities totaling 3.4 million sq ft - with a further 259.9MW currently under development.