17 August 2017

European Data Centre Market to be led by Ireland by 2020

New report reveals Ireland’s market-leading data centre offering, with many third-party enterprise facilities and huge investment from hyperscale web giants.

The Data Centres Ireland research, by BroadGroup, places Ireland as a leading data centre market – attracting international interest due to its status within the European Union and its low corporate tax framework. The report states that the country has benefited from investment from a wide range of industries including gaming companies, pharmaceuticals, and media firms, of which are increasingly choosing to locate their European headquarters in the region.

Government support of investment from webscale tech companies, such as AWS and Microsoft, has also led to a boom in the construction of large data centre facilities around the country’s capital of Dublin. They also said that Irish authorities are continuing to identify land for new build opportunities.

BroadGroup added that Ireland has installed a high-level foundation of fibre and dark fibre, with plans to deploy further in the future. The report found that should all current plans for third party expansions be realised, a total investment of €740 million will be reached by the end of 2020.

This research then concludes that while the Irish data centre market is seventh largest in Europe in terms of third party metres squared space, the presence of the tech giants makes a strong case for Dublin to be named a Tier 1 hub alongside London, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

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Resource: Netloid

Hannah Morphew
Office Administrator