Interxion starts on phase 2 of €13m Dublin data centre build

30 Nov 2010

European data centre giant Interxion has embarked on the expansion of its Dublin data centre to bring an additional 900 sq metres of equipped space at its DUB2 data centre, bringing the total equipped space to 1,700 sq metres.

The expansion brings to €13m the capital investment in the company’s Dublin facilities.

Interxion Ireland managing director Tanya Duncan says the expansion is being driven by particular growth in carriers, cloud service providers and the expanding digital media sectors.

The project also includes the delivery of an additional 1200kW of high-density power to the site, helping meet the growing need for energy-efficient and high-power-density infrastructure, a key requirement for the latest virtualised servers.

Work has already started on the expansion and is scheduled to be completed by Q1 of 2011.

Interxion’s data centre offers the highest levels of redundancy, reliability and standards-based operation, with 2N UPS power and N+1 cooling, as well as advanced alarm and monitoring systems.

Energy-efficient architecture

The new space has been designed using Interxion’s energy-efficient modular architecture, with free cooling and maximum-efficiency components as standard.

Power monitoring and management systems also enable customers to monitor their power usage, streamlining their operations to optimise power usage effectiveness (PUE).

Interxion recently achieved the highly regarded BS 25999, the British Standards Institution (BSI) standard for Business Continuity Management. This has been integrated with Interxion’s existing Information Security Management System certification, ISO 27001.

“The demand we are experiencing for premium, energy-efficient co-location space is driven to a great extent by the innovative and fast-growing digital media, cloud service and carrier sectors,” said Duncan.

“We plan to continue to enhance our facilities and build on our standards to support and grow these and other customer communities, offering them the best possible environment for managing and developing their mission-critical applications,” Duncan added.

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