Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data centre and colocation solutions, has announced the expansion of Digital Realty’s data centre campus at Profile Park in Dublin.
During 2014, the company stated it would make a total investment of €150m into the data centre campus and the project could employ as many as 120 skilled construction workers during the building phase. The expansion will add approximately 10,000 sq. ft of data centre technical space at Profile Park.
Digital Realty’s 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.
Martin Shanahan, chief executive, IDA Ireland, said: “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, sales director, added: “We are committed to further developing our business in Ireland, and today’s announcement is a testament to that. 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.”
The data centre campus is being developed in compliance with BREEAM standards and the site has secured supply agreements for power from 100% renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and hydro.