TelecityGroup announced in late February that it has started construction on its newest Ireland data center. The facility will be the company's fourth site in Dublin.
The new Dublin data center will offer more than 26,000 square feet of customer capacity and will host international, national and local Tier 1 and 2 carriers, ISPs and content distribution networks to provide access to transatlantic connectivity. The site provides 27,000 square feet of data hall space and capacity for 7 MW of critical load.
"We have seen a significant increase in demand from new and existing customers for high capacity, diverse and low latency connectivity – especially to the United States," said Maurice Mortell, vice president of emerging markets and managing director of TelecityGroup. "It was this high demand for TelecityGroup data centres in Ireland that drove our major expansion in Ireland in 2011. Since this expansion just over three years ago, our business in Ireland has grown considerably. This new Dub 4 datacentre is further testament of this success."
This Dublin data center will be located in the Northwest Business Park, situated within close proximity to the company's Dub 3 facility. Being so close together enables a campus extension between the two sites, which helps to support operational resilience and meets demand for customer expansion. Two other facilities, one at Kilcarbery Park and the other at City West Business Campus, are also nearby. The new Dublin data center is expected to be operational in summer 2015.
TelecityGroup also recently announced it was merging with Interxion, creating a corporation worth more than $2 billion and is set to become Europe's largest data center provider. Mortell said the company is looking to expand its presence in Dublin as it is attracting a growing number of U.S. organizations interested in entering European markets.
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