Data centre development

Data centres, those server storage facilities inside warehouses dotted around the Irish landscape (and notably clustered around the M50 motorway), support some of the world’s best-known MNCs who have chosen Ireland as a home for their data, writes Ró

4th September, 2016
Barry McMahon, head of compute proposition at BT Ireland

Ireland has been an attractive location for data centres for decades now, with the first facilities beginning to appear here in the late 1990s. Their development has been a gradual and strategic one, evolving step by step rather than in dramatic leaps. “Everyone’s in a different position,” said Barry McMahon, head of compute proposition at BT Ireland, “but it’s an evolutionary process, rather than making deliberate investments to keep up with others.”...

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