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With the amount of firms' online work increasing all the time, data centres are the ideal solutions to meet growing demands, writes Leslie Faughnan

2nd April, 2011

Ireland's surge in data centre investment had produced 21 world-class facilities of their time, but the dotcom collapse led to several being mothballed and disconnected.

Most of the others were marginal in business terms as the expected volume of demand failed to materialise.

Yet, in the intervening years, the combination of online services, from social networking to e-banking to online backup, has led to something like an explosion in internet activity. Data centres are at the...

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