Data Centre Industry Update – 24th November 2021 – AA Euro Group Ltd.

Data Centre Industry Update – 24th November 2021


Data Centre Industry Update – 24th November 2021

Globally, we are seeing a huge increase in the level of data centre activity. This surge is largely brought about by remote working and other measures as a result of COVID-19. This is a turning point for work-management structures and the industry as a whole.

This seismic growth in online activity has created jobs in tech, engineering, construction, and more as a result. Our previous update discussed how Irish homes and hospitals will be given priority over data facilities in the event of a blackout, the county of Offaly is planning to conduct a feasibility study surrounding the integration of renewable energy with data facilities, and Irish owned Echelon Data Centres have agreed a €215 million deal over new UK-based data facility.

Here are this edition’s updates:

  • Ireland has worryingly been ranked amongst the worst performers in the 2021 climate rankings, declining 7 places since last year following increased data centre requirements amongst other factors.
  • Irish data facility developer, Dataplex, has begun in its attempt to expand upon its current data centre in Dublin, after filing for permission from Dublin City Council.
  • An application made to challenge Apple’s new €850 million data centre in Athenry will be heard next month after the global tech giant previously placed the project on hold following Supreme Court procedures.
  • Amazon has filed to begin construction on two new data facilities to be located in Clonshaugh, Co. Dublin close to current and future development within the business and technology park.
  • Data Edge has announced the launch of a new service to the Irish market that will help to reduce the environmental impact of data centres following the companies new partnership with a UK-based data-optimisation specialist.

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