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Digital Realty takes the next step in its plan to invest €150m in its Dublin-based data centres

November 18, 2015

Today we announced the expansion of our first facility within our 10 acre data centre campus at Profile Park, West Dublin. We will add approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of data centre technical space to complement our current and fully occupied approximately 10,000 sq. ft. data centre hall at Profile Park. The expansion will complete the first data centre facility at the campus, still leaving green field space for future data centre builds.

Last year, we announced that Profile Park would see a total investment of €150 million into the data centre campus. The project for the entire facility could employ as many as 50-120 skilled construction workers during the construction project.

This latest expansion further reinforces Ireland’s standing as a leading international location for data centres. Our clients include global corporations, IT managed services and cloud providers, financial institutions, and multi-national technology firms. In June, Sungard Availability Services, a leading global provider in cloud and recovery services, announced an expansion in the Irish market through a partnership with Digital Realty.

Commenting on the announcement at his Government Department today, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said: “Big data is a sector which offers massive opportunities for Ireland, and that is why we have specifically identified it as part of a major initiative in the Action Plan for Jobs. This €150million Digital Realty data centre project is another example of huge possibilities that exist in this area, and I am delighted to welcome the announcement of the next steps in this plan. I wish Gary and all the team every success with this project”.

Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive of IDA Ireland also supported today’s announcement: “Seeing Digital Realty expand its facility is a positive sign for Ireland. IDA has been marketing Ireland’s strong data centre infrastructure with clients abroad for some time now. This additional investment from Digital Realty proves, once again, that Ireland is a great place to locate data centres.”

Gary Keogh, Digital Realty Sales Director added: “We are committed to further developing our business in Ireland, and today’s announcement is a testament to that.”

He added: “Digital Realty is witnessing increased demand from organisations looking to host their data in Ireland and use it as a gateway for their operations in Europe and the Middle East. Ireland has become a key destination for companies looking to benefit from the latest infrastructure and knowledge economy that is rapidly developing within the country.”

Based in Profile Park, a modern business park near Dublin’s city centre, our data centre campus boasts high speed connectivity and network access to the US, UK and Europe. The centre is also located alongside global technology leaders including Microsoft and Google. The data centre campus is being developed in compliance with BREEAM[1]standards. The site has secured supply agreements for power from 100% renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and hydro.

In 2014, the Profile Park facility was honoured to receive the Brill Award for Efficient IT from the Uptime Institute.

For further information, or to book a site tour of Profile Park visit our Dublin metro page.

[1] Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology

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