Thursday October 22, 2020

Data Centres: The engines of e-commerce

Although it had a slow start, the Irish data centre sector is now surging ahead, driven by the growth of online commerce and cloud computing. Leslie Faughnan reports.

5th October, 2013

Ireland has a long relationship with data centres. About two decades ago data centres were seen by the government and IDA as a specific sector with great potential. Around 20 data centres were built as FDI with considerable state assistance to become "the engines of e-commerce.'' The vision was valid but then came an era in the early 2000s when several of these investments were actually mothballed or sold for much less than their original...

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