It said that there are now 53 active data centres in Ireland and 29 in development. Last year, 16 new data halls came on line. The average annual investment in such facilities is €1.3bn, according to the group's latest report. The expansion of the power-hungry infrastructure has placed significant strain on the electricity transmission system in and around the capital. The report noted that the operational data centres require 600MW of electricity capacity. Eirgrid, the semi-State body that manages Ireland's electricity transmission network, has said that electricity demand forecasts for Ireland are "heavily influenced" by the expected growth of large energy users, primarily data centres. "These need a lot of power and can require the same amount of energy as a large town," it pointed out. "Our analysis shows that demand from data centres could account for 31pc of all demand by 2027," Eirgrid noted in its latest generation capacity statement. It added that energy demand from … [Read more...] about Data centre spend to hit €10bn amid site surge
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"Ireland is renowned as a technology hub, with some of the world’s most successful technology companies calling Dublin home," says Rachel Ryan, marketing manager of Interxion Dublin. What is often not spoken about, however, is the infrastructure required to support this industry, the services it provides and the data it holds. "The emergence of this industry has driven the growth of Ireland’s data centre sector. The two rely on each other to survive; as one grows so does the other," she says. As the sector has developed, new players have entered the industry while long time providers have grown, including Interxion,who first arrived in Dublin in 2001. Ryan says that as part of a European network, Interxion had the talent and they knew how to support – what was then – a burgeoning sector. "Over time the business has grown to respond to new technology and trends within the sector, from cloud computing and hybrid storage to different sized … [Read more...] about Tech and data centre industries combine: the Interxion and Welltel connection
Tim Cook’s company is yet another major American economic player eager to hit the world’s fastest-growing market, as it has announced building a second data centre in Ulanqab, in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, less than a year after the construction of a data centre in southwestern China’s Guizhou Province opened last May, according to a report by local news website gywb.cn. © AP Photo / Marcio Jose SanchezScientists Warn Apple AirPods May 'Pose CANCER RISK,' Urges WHO to Act According to Xinhua, the Ulanqab-based project will become operational in 2020, providing iCloud services for Apple users in China. The brand-new data centres are meant to solve an array of problems that local iPhone users have been facing, such as Internet connection issues and data synchronization failures, Lisa Jackson, a senior executive at Apple, was cited as saying … [Read more...] about Apple Builds First N China Data Centre in Line With Country’s New Telecom Rules
Ireland’s data centre industry is thriving but what does that mean for Ireland? Irish data centres ensure that Ireland is one of the best-connected countries worldwide for its storage infrastructure. This means that companies from Europe, the US and beyond choose to locate in Ireland knowing that they’ll have the connectivity, security and reliability they need in Irish data centres.This means that as consumers and businesses increasingly use data, Ireland has the storage infrastructure to support these needs.As a consumer, if you are using your smart watch, internet banking or gaming the chances are Irish data centres are supporting this service. So, who are Ireland’s data centres? First established in Ireland in 2001, Interxion is a global European leader in colocation and data storage solutions helping businesses extend their reach into new markets with the right connectivity, availability and reliability they need. Ireland is the gateway to Europe and … [Read more...] about Ireland’s data centre industry is thriving but who are Ireland’s data centres?
Preparatory works have begun on a major new flagship data centre project in Derry, with plans for a second ‘twin’ facility in Donegal. International data centre developer, Atlantic Hub, has commenced preparatory works on site at the Foyle Port Innovation Park next to Coolkeeragh Power Station in Derry. The plan is to create one of the largest and most advanced data centres in western Europe on a ‘twin campus’ in Derry and in Letterkenny, on sites with a combined total land mass of almost 100 acres.Atlantic Hub has already secured planning permission for phase one at the Derry site and will now seek planning permission for the entire site. In Donegal, the company has secured a large site in the Letterkenny Technology Park and a planning application has been submitted. Data centres are buildings which are used to house public sector, business and other organisations’ computer systems and associated communications and storage systems securely.Brian … [Read more...] about Site work commences on flagship Derry Data Centre