TelecityGroup, whose recent merger with Interxion made it the largest Europe data center provider, is building a data center in Dublin, which will be its fourth facility in Ireland.
Dublin is an attractive Europe data center location for U.S. companies expanding to the continent, according to the provider. Google and Microsoft have large data centers there, and so does San Francisco-based wholesale provider Digital Realty. Apple announced today it will build a massive data center in the country's west, near Galway.
Construction on the new data center site in Northwest Business Park in Blanchardstown, a Dublin suburb, has commenced. The company expects to launch Phase I this summer.
The location has access to lots of network carriers and is close enough to TelecityGroup’s other three data centers in the region for direct intercampus connectivity.
One of its existing facilities is in the same business park. That data center is being expanded, along with nine other existing sites around Europe.
The company’s other two data centers in the country are also in Dublin suburbs.
The new Dublin data center will provide about 27,000 square feet of data-hall space and employ 10 people in engineering roles.
Maurice Mortell, vice president of emerging markets and managing director of TelecityGroup Ireland, said the company had seen more demand from customers for lots of low-latency network capacity, especially to the U.S.
“It was this high demand for TelecityGroup data centers in Ireland that drove our major expansion in Ireland in 2011,” he said in a statement. “Since this expansion just over three years ago, our business in Ireland has grown considerably.”