Doing Dublin’s Data Centers – Citywest Business Park
Ireland, and Dublin in particular, is home to some of the biggest and most important data centres in Europe, as demonstrated by the international disruption caused by last weekend’s power outage. Microsoft’s facility in Grange Castle, near Clondalkin, opened in 2009 and cost half a billion dollars to develop. It is the sixth largest data centre in the world, according to the trade publication Data Center Knowledge .
But the tech giants don’t like to talk about their data centres. Microsoft and Google, both of which invest significant sums in courting the Irish media, declined to comment for this article. It is widely known in the sector that Google acquired a major data centre just off the Naas Road when it established its European operations centre in Dublin, in 2004. But queries about it this week were met with the curt response that “Google does not comment on the location of its data centres”.