Dublin is Now Europe’s Largest Data Cluster
Dublin has surpassed London to become the largest data hosting cluster in Europe, with over 25% of the European market according to a new Report.
It shows that over €1 billion was spent on data centres in 2018.
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.
A report from “Host In Ireland” which is a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets here shows that 53 data centers were operation in Ireland by the end of 2018.
Capital investment amounted to over €1 billion.
Ireland has become and increasingly popular location for global technology firms to set up their data centres in, Facebook recently opened a facility in Clonee, with Microsoft planning for a facility in Grangecastle. Additionally, Amazon is also planning for facilities in Clonshaugh and in Tallaght.
16 Data centres became operational in 2018 with a further 28 in development in the coming year. In total there are 54 data centres with “hyperscales”, which is typically have a minimum of 5,000 with and at least (10,000sq ft) in size, they are often far larger than this however accounting for 72% of the market within Ireland.
The data centres have already created 2,800 with more expected to come.
According to Gary Connolly the president and founder of Host In Ireland that “we expect to 2019 to bring continued growth as Ireland continues to build its reputation”