Data centre industry suffers ‘mimimal’ Covid-19 effect
Eleven new centres are being built and 29 more have planning permission. All new centres in the Dublin area will have to have to have their own gas-fired power generators
A total of €1.25 billion has been spent on the construction of data centres in Ireland this year and €6.7 billion is expected to be spent on building them over the next fiveyears, a new industry report has found.
The Host in Ireland biannual report into the country‘s data hosting industry found that the effect of Covid-19 on it had been minimal, while construction and planning applications for new projects continued apace.
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