Network Connectivity

Cross Connects, Internet Exchanges, Peering, IP Transit and more.
Network Services

Network Connectivity

Cross Connects, Internet Exchanges, Peering, IP Transit and more.
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Network Connectivity and
Interconnection Services You Need

Because interconnection is the foundation of a successful data center deployment, we offer a wide range of
networking and data center interconnect services to deliver secure, cost-effective choices to our customers.

You can establish low-latency, high-capacity connections to your customers, prospects, partners, carriers  and clouds either
physically or virtually, at the data center, metro or international level.

Iron Mountain’s network connectivity solutions can scale rapidly at a competitive price, from a single market to one or more continents,
and from a cross connect to a global MPLS deployment with hundreds of Gbps internet capacity, peering, connections and hundreds of cross connects.

Our interconnection services are fully integrated with our colocation services, so it’s just a single bill for space, power and bandwidth.

Cross Connects

What are Cross Connects?

As the building block of network connectivity, a cross connect provides critical paths to your workloads and applications. Our rapidly deployable cross connects allow you to access the full Iron Mountain Data Center Ecosystem of clouds, networks, strategic partners and service providers quickly, securely, and cost effectively. The distance from your gear to a provider is just a few feet, so latency is minimal, and with no third party provider to run through, traffic remains secure. All physical connections leverage fiber for maximum speed. In addition to physical cables, we offer virtual cross connects which are even faster to deploy. Provisioning is simple and fast. Just order as many as you need via your online customer portal.
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Virtual Cross Connects

What are Virtual Cross Connects?

Virtual Cross Connects (VXCs) help you scale your business. As you grow your data center footprint from one to multiple facilities. It is quicker, easier and more flexible to scale up your connections and extend your reach through virtual as opposed to physical Cross Connects. VXCs let you link between every Iron Mountain Data Center, and because you are part of the Iron Mountain Data Center Ecosystem you can also deploy virtual connections via our SDN partners to hundreds of other locations.

The order process is just as simple as with physical cables via your online customer portal.

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Direct Internet Access (IP Transit)

What is IP Transit?

Iron Mountain’s Direct Internet Access (IP Transit) service provides you with fast, reliable and affordable internet connectivity.

We partner with a wide range of strategic local, national and global carriers to deliver dedicated IP transit services. We also offer multi-homed BGP Direct Internet Access (DIA), which blends tier 1 carrier services for a consistent, reliable connectivity option.

Our DIA services come with a redundant connection as part of the service. Redundancy options are available for BGP or HSRP/VRRP as well. Additionally, IPv4 space is available for lease.

Uptime SLAs guarantee the reliability of your connection.

Either service is suitable as a supplement to existing capacity, a backup option or as your primary solution.

Metro Wave

What is Metro Wave?

Metro Wave is a suite of network services that enables you to reach ecosystems beyond your core data center, whether it is a PoP, a partner, an existing facility, or another colocation site.

It gives you the cost-effective, scalable optical capacity to extend your reach to all the cloud providers, customers, partners, carriers and peering & internet exchanges of your choice. Our prices start at $350 MRC for 10G products and $1,000 MRC for 100G products.

Metro Wave is a flexible and fast solution. You can choose the redundancy levels you need and the capacity you want, allowing you to reach strategic regional interconnection points quickly and cost-effectively. We can provide both unprotected single paths, or diverse wave pairs for redundancy.

Peering & Internet Exchanges

What is Peering?

Exchanging traffic via peering improves performance and gives you instant reach, redundancy and network choice at the same time as reducing costs, improving latency and security. It also provides you with greater network visibility and control.

Our data centers house some of the world’s leading internet exchanges, including AMS-IX, LINX and DE-CIX.

You can access thousands of networks, open up new markets, increase control and drive more business opportunities via a single port connection.

You can also access major strategic internet exchange points from a dedicated port within our Meet-Me-Rooms, via our Metro Wave, Private Network Transport or through one of our Software Defined Network (SDN) partners.

And you can quickly and easily set up private peering relationships with any partner in Iron Mountain’s extensive global ecosystem.


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Cloud On-Ramp

What is Cloud On-Ramp?

Today’s digital businesses need dedicated cloud connections to operate securely and reliably, and we make every effort to get our customers closer to the cloud.

Based on your redundancy, budget and scale requirements, we can help you connect directly to cloud providers through a variety of port and transport options in our Meet-Me-Rooms.

Either make a direct connection where the provider is present in the data center or use one of our Software Defined Network (SDN) partners for access.

You can also invite competitive proposals from a huge range of carriers to get rapidly deployable, cost-effective access to hundreds of paths to the clouds you want.

For greater control and scalability, Iron Mountain Metro Wave also provides highly scalable connectivity to strategic interconnection points where you can book a dedicated cross connect to your clouds.
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Customer Data Center Solutions & Stories


“A critically important aspect of our business case was finding a partner who not only met our renewable energy requirements but also understood what we were trying to do and could help us to achieve our goals. With Iron Mountain, we found a partner who could do all that — in ways that gave us a competitive advantage.”

- Mike Mattera, Director of Sustainability

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CBS Interactive

"From a network perspective, Iron Mountain is a carrier-neutral facility. This allows us the flexibility to improve our overall spend and service by expanding our carrier choices. This flexibility has made a pretty dramatic impact to our total infrastructure costs."

- Stephen Comstock, Senior Director, IT Operations

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“We looked at a dozen data center providers on the East and West coasts, and none of them could match what Iron Mountain had.”

 - Jason Bredimus, VP of IT Infrastructure

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Meritage Homes

“We were looking for a provider that was focused on providing enterprise-grade data center space, power and network access—Iron Mountain had it all.”

– Chris Filandro, CIO

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Our Colocation Data Center Offerings

Wholesale Data Centers

Wholesale Data Centers

Choose from hyperscale-ready build-to-suit, dedicated data halls, or MODs for dedicated wholesale requirements. These dedicated spaces are devoted to your deployment.
Build-to-Suit Data Centers

Build-to-Suit Data Centers

With our build-to-suit data centers, you can design and customize a data center solution to meet your specific needs, without the expense of building your own data center. Minimum requirements must be met.
Data Center Modules

Modular Data Centers (MODs)

Our modular data centers are efficient, high density, rapidly scalable and provide an additional layer of physical security. MODs are available in strategic markets only, providing higher performance and lower latency.
Private Data Center Suites

Data Center Suites

Private data center suites offer the privacy of a dedicated data center without the pressure of top-level financial commitments. Private suites are flexible and easily modified to your specs.
Secure Data Center Cages

Data Center Cages

If you need data center capacity for 6+ cabinets (30+ kilowatts) with more flexibility and privacy than a standard locking cabinet, our rigid metal data center cages may be right for you.
Individual Colocation Cabinets

Colocation Cabinets

Available at most Iron Mountain colocation facilities, data center cabinets/data center racks are rapidly deployed, offering scalability, reliability and flexible power options to grow your business.
Server Colocation

Server Colocation

For smaller data center requirements, you can still benefit from our colocation facilities. If power and space requirements are met, our server colocation solutions may be right for you. If not, we can refer you to an approved and vetted vendor within our marketplace for your colocation needs.

Our Colocation Data Centers



Our hyperscale data centers provide the uptime and operational efficiency that is critical for hyperscale deployments, with exceptional speed to market, scaling and sustainability.
Enterprise Data Centers IMDC


Turn CapEx into OpEx, enjoy world-class security and operational efficiency, and scale as you go, while plugging into the carriers, service providers and partners you need to speed up your digital transformation.
Interconnection Data Centers


With literally hundreds of partners to choose from, our hyper-connected interconnection data centers deliver dynamic and accessible sector-specific, cloud, network and IT service ecosystems.
Edge Data Centers


With thousands of secure locations worldwide we are uniquely positioned to bring strategic edge facilities to market to meet your needs, from Denver to Boston or from London to Singapore.
Underground Data Centers


Our underground data centers offer natural energy efficiency, reduced risk of natural and man-made disasters, practically unlimited floor-load weight capacity and more layers of physical security.

Secure Data Center Compliance Across the Globe

Iron Mountain is an industry leader in global data center compliance and trusted by some of the world's most regulated organizations. Our customers receive the same level of service at each of our global data centers, leveraging our comprehensive compliance support to reduce data center risk, including HIPAA, FISMA High, PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, ISO 50001, SOC2/3, and more.

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Contact Iron Mountain

Our Customer Support section can help provide you with the quickest answers to your questions, or feel free to contact us at your convenience

Contact Iron Mountain Data Centers Today

Contact Iron Mountain

Our Customer Support section can help provide you with the quickest answers to your questions, or feel free to contact us at your convenience