Acre Site in Dublin for Data Center
Data center operator Digital Realty Trust announced on Wednesday it has acquired a 10 acre development site in Dublin, Ireland. The move follows last month acquisitions of data centers in San Franciso and Atlanta.
Located 9.3 miles outside of Dublin, the data center is located in Profile Park. It will have 11.5 MW of power across four buildings spanning about 193,000 square feet of space.
Some of IT largest players have already made Profile Park its home, including Microsoft, which opened a 303,000 square foot facility in 2009, Telecity, which is doubling the available power to its data center, and Google, which announced last year it will build a $100 million data center spanning 100 acres.
Once Digital Realty Trust completes its four building data center, the park will only have 79 acres of land for additional data center builds.
remains an important data center market for both local and multinational corporations, including large technology and Internet companies as well as IT service providers, said Michael F. Foust, CEO of Digital Realty Trust. our phased development approach, this site will enable us to support our customers expanding data center needs by bringing data centre space online efficiently in terms of both time and cost.
Vice president of sales Adam Levine said that the company was initially drawn to the location for its cooling capabilities.
With its cool climate, Dublin is able to support an indirect air optimization design which can greatly improve the energy efficiency of a facility by lowering its PUE.
Using the latest eco friendly technology, Levine said that the company expects to achieve PUEs of around 1.15 in the data center.
Digital Realty Trust continues to expand its data center footprint around the world, which can only be further realized by its $1.5 billion dollar unsecured revolving loan which it secured in November.