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How Hyperscale Investments Are Behind Mega Growth Of Europe’s Data Centre Market

How Hyperscale Investments Are Behind Mega Growth Of Europe’s Data Centre Market

The commercial data centre market is expanding at an unprecedented speed across Europe, not just in high profile, new growth regions like Scandinavia and Ireland, but also in traditional markets like the UK, Germany and the Netherlands where capacity is increasing faster than ever. Analysts at CBRE report that the commercial European “FLAP” market has doubled in size in four Continue Reading »
Dublin remains top ‘Brexodus’ location ahead of Frankfurt and Paris, EY says

Dublin remains top ‘Brexodus’ location ahead of Frankfurt and Paris, EY says

Dublin continues to be the top location for financial services companies looking to relocate operations from the UK as a result of Brexit, with 27 groups having committed to moving staff or activities here since the June 2016 referendum, according to EY’s latest Brexit Tracker study. The figures were for the end of November 2018, and mark an increase from Continue Reading »
New transatlantic cable may link Republic to US and Scandinavia

New transatlantic cable may link Republic to US and Scandinavia

A new Facebook and Google-backed transatlantic telecoms cable linking the Republic to the US and Scandinavia could be operating by the end of the year. Irish communications specialist Aquacomms is seeking a foreshore licence from the Government for an undersea communications cable that will come ashore close to Louisburgh in Clew Bay, Co Mayo. The line is part of the Havfrue high-speed telecoms cable that will connect New Continue Reading »
The Data Centre Industry Must Play a Part in Reaching Ireland’s Energy Goal

The Data Centre Industry Must Play a Part in Reaching Ireland’s Energy Goal

As consumers and businesses, the volume of data we use and produce is continuing to grow, so it is not surprising that the number of people using the internet has surged over the past year. The Digital 2019 report by Hootsuite and We Are Social highlighted that more than 1m people came online for the first time every day from January 2018 Continue Reading »
Dublin is now Europe’s largest data hosting cluster

Dublin is now Europe’s largest data hosting cluster

Dublin is now Europe’s largest data hosting cluster, surpassing London with 25 per cent of the European market, according to a new report, which also shows that more than €1 billion was spent on data centres in Ireland last year. The report from Host In Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital Continue Reading »
Planning Permission Granted for Echelon Data Centres’ Arklow Development

Planning Permission Granted for Echelon Data Centres’ Arklow Development

Echelon Data Centres, a recently-launched Irish company based in Dublin, has been granted planning permission for its planned 45,000m² (484,000 sqft) facility in Arklow, Co Wicklow. The new data centre represents an investment of €500 million, will have a capacity of up to 100MW and will create 540 jobs – 450 in construction and 90 operational positions. The development is Continue Reading »
Intel is planning an $8 billion new manufacturing facility in Ireland

Intel is planning an $8 billion new manufacturing facility in Ireland

Why it matters: If there’s one thing Intel has been struggling with lately, it’s pumping out their CPUs. Not only has the 10nm fabrication process been delayed three years so far with no guarantee it will make it this year, but lately Intel’s 8th gen and 9th gen parts have suffered from low yields that have increased prices, reduced availability, and Continue Reading »
Irish construction company Ardmac announces creation of 70 new jobs in 2019 and the opening of new offices in Cork and Amsterdam

Irish construction company Ardmac announces creation of 70 new jobs in 2019 and the opening of new offices in Cork and Amsterdam

Ardmac, the leading international construction specialist, has announced an expansion of its workforce in 2019 with the creation of 70 jobs across its Irish and European operations. This will bring the total number of those employed by Ardmac up to 380 people by the end of 2019. Headquartered in Dublin, with offices in Manchester, Craigavon and Brussels, Ardmac provide specialist Continue Reading »
Ireland’s €35m Floating Data Centre Sails Into Opposition

Ireland’s €35m Floating Data Centre Sails Into Opposition

The Limerick project was building up support, but now companies who use the docks that it will be located at are claiming it will crowd out their own activities on the water. A proposed €35m floating data centre at Limerick Docks in Ireland is facing business opposition, with claims that it could impinge on the activities of other users at the docks. Continue Reading »
Echelon to build two €500m data centres in Clondalkin and Arklow

Echelon to build two €500m data centres in Clondalkin and Arklow

New Irish company Echelon has announced a €1 billion development of two data centres, one at Clondalkin in Dublin and the other in Arklow, Co Wicklow. Some 910 jobs will be created for the construction phase of the two €500 million sites, while there will be 100 ongoing operational positions in Clondalkin and 90 in Arklow. Echelon Data Centres, which is owned by London- and Dublin-based Continue Reading »

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