Ireland’s reputation as a leading data storage centre has been enhanced with the opening of Telecity’s Blanchardstown facility in Dublin. The data centre adds to existing facilities here such as Google’s €75m investment in Dublin and a string of others in the pipeline from other multinationals.
Last month, the internet search engine giant announced plans to add another €150m facility in west Dublin following similar moves by Facebook and Apple earlier in the year.
In February, Apple unveiled its plans for an €850m facility in Athenry, Co Galway, while Facebook was granted planning permission for a €200m centre in Clonee, Co Meath.
The level of investment made in new capacity by Telecity Ireland, the Irish offshoot of the European data centre and co-location centre provider, has now passed €100m.
A senior decisionmaker survey in the IT sector also revealed that Irish businesses spent an average of €160,000 on data hosting in the last year while in one five spent upwards of €500,000.
“Ireland’s growing reputation for data centres worldwide is one of the reasons we are announcing the investment of a new state-of-the-art data centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin. The new centre is now officially open and it will provide 10 new jobs,” Telecity Ireland manager, Maurice Mortell said.
Research shows Ireland’s e corporate tax environment is the biggest driver of data centre investment followed by our temperate climate which reduces costs associated with such facilities.
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