Digital Realty Trust has brought online the first phase of its new four-building Profile Park data center campus in Dublin, Ireland.
The first phase has about 10,000 square feet of raised floor and 2 megawatts of critical power capacity. It is the only data center in Ireland with a Tier III design document certification by the Uptime Institute.
Over the years, Dublin has become one of the top destinations for massive data center construction projects. A major metropolis, it is close to mainland Europe and offers low taxes and a cool climate, attractive for data center operators who want to use free cooling.
Digital Realty’s EMEA and Asia Pacific general manager Bernard Geoghegan boasted about the new facility’s efficient cooling system during a recent launch reception for the site. “It also features an indirect air optimization system, which improves our clients’ data center energy efficiency by lowering PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) and therefore their total cost of occupancy,” he said in a statement.
Microsoft, Google and Amazon have all built data centers in Dublin. Among data center providers besides Digital Realty, Interxion TelecityGroup and SunGard operate in the market.
Digital Realty has not yet secured a tenant for the Profile Park facility, according to a spokesperson.
The San Francisco-based company has three more data centers in Dublin: a 120,000-square-foot multi-tenant facility in the Blanchardstown Corporate Park, a single-tenant 20,000-square-foot facility in the International Exchange Building and a 124,500-quare-foot single-tenant data center in Clonshaugh.
Implementing an ambitious turn-around plan, Digital Realty has been selective about adding locations this year. The company has been focused on streamlining its massive global real estate portfolio by divesting non-core underperforming properties and filling remaining space in other facilities.
Correction: A previous version of this article had a typo, saying Phase I of the facility was 100,000 square feet. It is actually 10,000 square feet, and the story has been updated accordingly. Data Center Knowledge regrets the error.