Digital Realty Looks to Dublin for New Property

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Dublin, Ireland is set to be the home of a new data center property from top colocation provider Digital Realty Trust.

On Tuesday, the company revealed that it had purchased land in the country amounting for ten acres.

In a press release regarding the matter, Digital Realty VP of Sales Adam Levine commented on one of the most important factors that played a role in selecting the site: the area’s climate.

“Dublin has an ideal climate for deploying an indirect air optimisation design. This significantly improves a data centre’s energy efficiency by lowering its PUE (power utilisation efficiency) and therefore its total cost of occupancy,” stated Levine.

The new development property can accommodate plenty of data center infrastructure, including 193 thousand square feet of space offering the ability to run 11.5 megawatts, according to the colocation provider.

Meanwhile, Digital Realty Trust CEO Michael F. Foust said that the Dublin property would help Digital Realty provide for its “customers’ expanding data centre needs by bringing data centre space online efficiently in terms of both time and cost.” Foust said his company relied on a “phased development approach.”

The Dublin property where Digital Realty is expected to construct new data center infrastructure is in Ireland’s Profile Park, a 100 acre business district which already includes presences from top companies such as Google and Microsoft.

Digital Realty Trust has various data center locations worldwide. Early last month, Digital Realty announced that it had acquired an already operating facility in San Francisco, California.