Digital Realty’s €150m Dublin data centre is open for business

17 Sep 2014

Pictured: Omer Wilson, Marketing Director EMEA, Bill Stein Interim CEO and CFO, Digital Realty, Bernard Geoghegan MD Emea and Asia Pacific, Digital Realty, Gary Keogh, Sales Director

US data centre giant Digital Realty has opened its new €150m data centre campus in west Dublin.

The state-of-the-art 10-acre site supports the phased development plan of 15.36 megawatts of data centre space across four buildings, totalling 85,000 sq feet.

During the testing phase at peak load, the site achieved a PUE of between 1.15 and 1.18. By comparison, the PUE utilising a traditional chilled water system is about 1.6.

The Uptime Institute, the Global Data Centre authority, has certified Digital Profile Park’s design as Tier III compliant.

“Our investment in Dublin’s Profile Park was based on Ireland’s standing as a leading international location for technology and innovation,” said Bernard Geoghegan, managing director, EMEA and Asia Pacific at Digital Realty.

“The facility is designed to offer both local and multinational enterprise clients an excellent range of connectivity options into the wider Digital Realty ecosystem.

“It also features an indirect air optimisation system, which improves our clients’ data centre energy efficiency by lowering PUE (power usage effectiveness) and therefore their total cost of occupancy.”

Video interview with Digital Realty director Gary Keogh

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years