Interxion to open its 3rd Dublin data centre by end of 2016

15 Feb 2016

Karl Mulhall, managing director of Interxion Ireland

Ireland remains the ‘hotspot’ for data centres, it seems, as Interxion has announced it is to build its third Irish data centre on the outskirts of Dublin, with it due for completion in Q4 2016.

Interxion has said that this new data centre is part of a European expansion that will also see them build new centres in Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen.

To be named DUB3, the centre will be built in Grange Castle Business Park with a space of approximately 2,300sqm and will provide access to more than 40 carriers and ISPs, as well as the Irish Internet Exchange (INEX), which has its core node based at Interxion’s existing Dublin data centre campus.

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The total construction investment is expected to total around €28m, with the building to be constructed in two stages, and it is being developed, Interxion said, due to continued customer demand.

100 construction jobs are to be created during the building process and it is scheduled to open during the fourth quarter of 2016.

This new hub will add to the company’s current number of data centres in Europe, which total 40 across 11 countries.

Speaking about the expansion, Karl Mulhall, managing director of Interxion Ireland, said: “We are experiencing growth from new clients, as well as current clients, as more and more look to support their traditional hosting services with cloud services.

“These companies are looking for connectivity and security from their providers and our reputation and expertise in this area provides us with a unique opportunity for growth. This announcement demonstrates our continued investment in the Irish market.”

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic