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With rapidly deployable campus-wide cross connects, you can connect securely to an ecosystem of carriers, partners and customers within Iron Mountain’s owned and operated Meet-Me-Rooms.
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What Are Cross Connects?

A cross connect is a fiber cable that connects a customer’s equipment directly to another customer’s equipment within a data centre. Cross connects are cheaper and more reliable than connecting via a conventional telecom network.

Cross Connects at Iron Mountain

As the building blocks of connectivity, cross connects provide critical paths to your workloads and applications. Our rapidly deployable campus-wide cross connects allow you to access an ecosystem of networks, providing lower latency and increased reliability.

Secure Connections

In today’s world, network and information security are paramount. Eliminate hops and connect straight to the providers you need to thrive in a multi-cloud environment by ordering a simple cross connect from you to them.

Interconnection drives a low-latency network as circuits are within the same building. The distance from your gear to a provider is just a few feet and there is no intermediary provider. All cross connects are fiber for max speed.

Reduce Network Costs

Unlike many other colocation providers, Iron Mountain does not overcharge for cross-connects. Stop paying twice for the A and Z sides. With Iron Mountain, there is a one-time setup and a small monthly recurring charge.

Provisioning a Cross Connect

Provisioning a cross connect is simple and fast. Just order a cross connect via the online portal and Iron Mountain will run a fiber cable from your gear to any consenting customer or provider in the building, campus or exchange.


  • Carrier neutral ecosystem
  • Access Epsilon, IX Reach, Megaport and PacketFabric SDN providers
  • Connect to Internet exchanges like AMS-IX, Any2, DECIX, EQIX, LINX, NL-ix
  • Flexible terms and discount bundle options allow you to scale with confidence
  • Low friction provisioning via our self-service portal
  • Provisioning and uptime SLAs
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Choose Your Engagement: Connect to Providers of Choice

With Iron Mountain Cross Connects, you can select the monthly service model plan that is right for you:

PAY-PER-USE: We offer ala carte services billed in monthly increments, with a one-time fee for provisioning/de-provisioning. Being month to month, pay-per-use is perfect for any of your temporary Cross Connect needs.

ENTITLEMENTS: For those with ongoing Cross Connect needs, we offer Cross Connect entitlement at a discounted monthly rate based on committed volume, with one-time fees for provisioning/de-provisioning. Any provisioned Cross Connect(s) exceeding the monthly entitlement are invoiced at pay-per-use rate in monthly increments.

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Cloud On-Ramp

Iron Mountain Cloud On-Ramp Services connect you to the cloud service provider of your choice. You can leverage our cloud on-ramp port, contract with an SDN partner, secure a dedicated wave or access dark fiber to a regional interconnection port.
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Cross Connect

Choose a rapidly deployable campus wide Cross Connect and take confidence in the security, compliance and scalability of an Iron Mountain data centre. Provision a Cross Connect to access strategic connection points.
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IP Transit

Iron Mountain partners with strategic local, national and global network carriers to provide blended and dedicated IP transit services to our clients that require choice, resiliency and high availability.
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Metro Wave

Dedicated, diverse and fully tested optical 10 and 100Gbps waves allow you to rapidly scale your connectivity to strategic regional interconnection points for as low as $350 USD per month.
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Reach major strategic Internet peering exchange points from a dedicated port within our Meet-Me-Rooms, via our Metro Wave and private transport services, or through one of our SDN partners.
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Private Network Transport

Rapidly deployable point-to-point L2 connectivity is available between our data centres, strategic connection points, peering exchanges, and other data centres leveraging Iron Mountain’s network backbone.


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Hybrid IT Enablement: Carrier Access

Accessing the right network providers when architecting the optimal hybrid IT environment is critical for performance, security and cost-effectiveness. Choose from hundreds of carriers via metro connects and exchanges.
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Hybrid IT Enablement: Cloud Access

Another core component of hybrid IT is accessing the multiple clouds used in IT services delivery. Deploy non-cloud workloads in an Iron Mountain data center and then easily connect to Alibaba, AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Iron Cloud storage.
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Hybrid IT Enablement: Services Access

Have human resource gaps thanks to a challenging hybrid IT initiative? Extend your IT capabilities and increase speed-to-market without long-term commitments with an Iron Mountain-vetted managed services or professional IT services partner.
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Peering & Exchange Access

Extend network reach, optimize costs, and maximize efficiency by accessing peering and SDN exchanges from an Iron Mountain data center. Options include Epsilon, IX Reach, Megaport, PacketFabric, AMS-IX, NL-ix, LINX, and MMR’s in top US markets.
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Dedicated Internet Access

Need a reliable, cost-effective and quick connectivity solution for your data center install? Choose Iron Mountain’s multi-homed managed BGP dedicated Internet access for small speeds up to enterprise network requirements.
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Regional Connectivity Options

Most Iron Mountain data centers offer regional connectivity options such as metro cross connects to the regional carrier hotels as well as intra-site connectivity between other Iron Mountain data centers. Rates and options vary by data center.
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Data Center Migration Services

Interested in going colo, but don’t have the resources to make the move? Add Iron Mountain data center migration services to your agreement. Get help with basic cabinet moves up to a 360-degree consulting project with dependency mapping and more.
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Remote Data Center Management

Need help with server reboots, cabling, security upgrades, asset tracking, or other project? Our certified engineers are reliable, responsive, and ready to help on-demand, 24x7x365. We also offer 24-hour data center montoring to ensure optimal end-user experience at all times.
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Add-on Digital Transformation Services

Did you know Iron Mountain offers data protection, offsite tape vaulting, backup and disaster recovery, automated workflow management, and digital imaging that can easily be added to your data center agreement? Learn more here!

Why Choose Iron Mountain?


Faster Time to Market

When you choose Iron Mountain, there’s no need to negotiate with multiple carriers and service providers. We enable you to rapidly provision and access the network services you need, all on one contract.
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Scale Fearlessly

Iron Mountain has built a network ecosystem that can handle any scale network requirement from 100Mbps to 100Gbps, in one market or across a multi-site global deployment. Connect locally or globally via our portfolio of data centres in strategic markets worldwide.
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When it comes to network connectivity, you have options. Iron Mountain is carrier neutral. Choose any provider and any route. Select what you need for your business, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Proven Track Record

Iron Mountain has protected mission-critical assets since 1951 and is trusted by some of the most highly regulated industries. We offer federal-grade security and one of the most comprehensive compliance programs in the industry.
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