Investment of €28m for new data centre at Grange Castle
By William O'Connor
AN INVESTMENT of approximately €28 million will be invested in a new data centre located in Grange Castle Business Park it was announced this week.
Interxion Holding, a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral co-location data centre services, has announced an initial investment of approximately €28m to construct the first two phases of its third data centre in Dublin (DUB3).
The company confirmed that the developed is in response to continued customer demand and this new data centre will be located in Grange Castle Business Park.
During the construction of the development at the site in Clondalkin, the Dutch firm also confirmed that approximately 100 jobs will be created during construction.
When fully constructed, DUB3 will provide a total of approximately 2,300 sq.m. of equipped space in four phases and total customer-available power of approximately 5MW.
DUB3 will provide access to 40+ carriers and ISPs, as well as INEX, the Irish Internet Exchange, whose core node is based at Interxion’s existing Dublin data centre campus.
Speaking about the expansion, Karl Mulhall, Managing Director of Interxion Ireland, said: “I am delighted to announce Interxion’s third data centre in Ireland. As Europe’s fastest growing economy, we have seen a significant increase in demand for our services in recent years in Ireland.
“We are experiencing growth from new clients as well as current clients as more and more look to support their traditional hosting services with cloud services.
“These companies are looking for connectivity and security from their providers and our reputation and expertise in this area provides us with a unique opportunity for growth. This announcement demonstrates our continued investment in the Irish market.”
The first two phases of Interxion DUB3 are scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2016. During development DUB3 will deliver 100+ construction jobs.
Across Europe, Interxion are growing their services with new data centres in Amsterdam and Copenhagen as well as Dublin. When fully built, the three new data centres, will have a maximum capacity of approximately 11,900 sq.m.
Interxion is also expanding its operations in Frankfurt. The additional capacity from the four city expansions, including Dublin, is approximately 6,800 sq.m. and is scheduled to become operational in the second half of 2016.
Interxion currently have offices based in Parkwest. The investement into Grange Castle is just a number of high-profile businesses at the Clondalkin facility, including Microsoft and Pfizer.