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Digital Realty opens new €70 million Dublin data centre to capitalise on AI, 5G growth

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Digital Realty, a global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, has officially opened a new €70 million data centre in Dublin, Ireland. 

The Clonshaugh data centre follows the company’s previous €200 million investment in the Dublin data centre market, culminating in the opening of its Profile Park campus last May. The new Clonshaugh facility supports the growth of Dublin’s technology ecosystem, which is predicted to experience a multibillion euro technology boom over the next decade, according to a new study commissioned by Digital Realty and conducted by Development Economics.

Jeff Tapley, EMEA managing director, Digital Realty, commented on the opening of the new data centre, “Over the past few years, Dublin has firmly cemented itself as the data centre capital of Europe. We believe, and as our new research indicates, Dublin is on the cusp of a technology revolution that could drive substantial economic growth for the city for years to come. 

“Our investment in Clonshaugh comes as a direct result of the increased need of businesses to ensure they’re investing in secure digital infrastructure that’s both flexible and adaptable. Businesses can rely on our secure platform to connect to and deliver the critical technology they need to succeed, from AI to IoT, from one city and country to anywhere in the world in order to efficiently scale and grow.”

Digital Realty’s investment in its new Clonshaugh facility is designed to underpin the growing importance of AI, IoT, blockchain and 5G to Dublin’s economy, by ensuring the city’s businesses have a digital-ready infrastructure to adopt and deliver on complex technology. Through Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL, customers will be able to connect their entire digital ecosystem together with one data centre provider while simultaneously solving complexities such as increased demand, global coverage and additional capacity requirements.

By 2029, these new technologies are primed to contribute even more growth, according to Digital Realty, with an estimated €6.37 billion contribution to Dublin’s economy, €5.14 billion more than in 2019.

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