Interxion unveiled its third data centre in west Dublin today, strengthening the European firm's commitment to its future in Ireland.
The leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services officially powered on the €28m data centre DUB3, located in Grange Castle Business Park.
Tanya Duncan, Managing Director of Interxion Ireland said the Grange Castle Business Park has become a strategic location for businesses looking to interconnect mission critical services in Ireland.
"DUB3 was built in direct response to increased customer demand and new opportunities in the Irish market," she said.
“Since Interxion opened its first data centre in Ireland in 2001 demand for our services has continued to grow and evolve as Ireland’s economy changes. This growth has come from both new clients to Interxion and to the Irish market and also as a result of our current clients expanding their own businesses.”
The new data centre will provide approximately 2,300 sqm 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 which has established PoPs in Interxion’s existing Dublin data centre campus.
During the construction phase of the project 140 jobs were created, with 10 permanent new positions created following construction.
This will rise to an additional 40 permanent positions when additional construction phases are complete.
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD said that these new positions show the commitment of companies like Interxion to West Dublin "and are a vote of confidence in the talent and skills available in the local areas of Lucan and Clondalkin".
Interxion have opened new data centres in Amsterdam and Copenhagen as well as Dublin, with a maximum capacity of approximately 11,800 sqm.