Interxion to invest €12m in new Dublin data centre

15 Sep 2009

European data centre player Interxion is to invest €12m in the construction of a second major data centre in Dublin.

The company was among the first wave of data-centre providers to arrive in Ireland in 2000 and operates a major data centre in west Dublin.

The company said the expansion is necessary to meet growing customer demand for energy-efficient yet high-power-density co-location infrastructure and outsourced managed services.

It follows news of the completion of a €45m subordinated credit facility that complemented their existing €135m revolving credit facility.

This will be used for a number of strategic expansion projects driven by the rising market demand for next-generation co-location infrastructure.

The new data centre will be 2,455 sq meters in scale, with the first phase of equipped space scheduled to be ready for customer installations in April 2010.

With a redundant 4 MVA grid connection, the data centre will support the latest high-density power configurations.

It will offer 2N UPS power and N+1 cooling as well as advanced alarm and monitoring systems and has been designed using Interxion’s energy-efficient modular architecture, with free cooling and maximum-efficiency components as standard.

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

“This strategic investment is a great endorsement of the health of the Irish data centre business,” said Tanya Duncan, managing director, Interxion Ireland.

“As the benefits of outsourcing to data centres have become widely accepted in Ireland over the past few years, demand has helped us to grow our capacity while maintaining a strong focus on quality processes and environmental performance.”

Duncan said Interxion’s business in Ireland has grown by 50pc year-on-year. A major part of this growth comes from telecoms providers, enterprises and other technology companies that are seeking carrier and vendor-neutral infrastructure combined with a constant focus on customer satisfaction.

Interxion Ireland also recently achieved independent certification for the internationally recognised ISO 27001 standard for information security management systems.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Tanya Duncan, managing director of Interxion Ireland. Funding from Interxion will help build a second data centre in Dublin.

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