Digital Realty opens second data centre in Dublin, Ireland
Digital Realty has opened a second data centre on the Profile Park campus in Dublin Ireland. The new facility is located 30 minutes from Dublin’s city centre and has opened its doors to potential clients in their official data centre opening.
Through the opening of this new data centre it is set to bring Digital Realty’s total investment in Ireland to more than €200 million.
Val Walsh, SVP of portfolio at Digital Realty says that “Our new investment in Profile Park and ongoing investment in Ireland highlights our confidence that the technology sector in the region will continue to grow. Our research shows that decision makers in the sector share this optimism and expect the market to flourish in the coming decade”.
“The new facility has been built to a market-leading, quality standard that maintains Digital Realty’s global standards and sets the benchmark for data centres worldwide”.
“As we further invest and develop the campus, we will continue to innovate in our data centre design and construction”.
It is likely that Digital Realty could expand its Profile Park presence even further. This comes from the website of engineering consultant Cundall “the 10 acres greenfield site, situated in Digital Profile Park Dublin, is capable of supporting the phased development of approximately 11.5MW of data centre space across four separate buildings on a dedicated campus, totalling approximately 193,000 sq ft of space”.
However, powering the data centre boom in Ireland has proven difficult over the years. Just north of the Profile Park is the Grange Castle Business Park, when Microsoft has set up 16 gas-powered generators to provide 18MW to support its data centre.