Ireland’s data centre dilemma

Global tech giants are lining up to build data storage facilities in this country, but many observers are sceptical of their true worth

3rd September, 2017
Ireland’s data centre dilemma
Tanya Duncan, Interxion Ireland ‘One of Ireland’s global propositions is that we are home to the hyperscale and the enterprise-sized data centres’

Data. It’s all about data. Data is the driver of this era’s industrial revolution. Streams of data have created new infrastructure, new companies, new economies - ultimately resulting in a new industry.

In the 1940s, computers were so big that they were housed in a room on their own. Today, the data our computers produce are stored across thousands of warehouses globally.

Data changes rules for markets and has spawned new...

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