TelecityGroup plans to add 7.5MW of power in Dublin

25 Nov 2011

TelecityGroup Ireland managing director Maurice Mortell with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD

TelecityGroup, which acquired Irish data centre group Data Electronics in August for €100m, plans in progress to add an additional 7.5MW of incremental customer power, which will take its total customer capability across its sites to 12.5MW.

TelecityGroup Ireland operates three carrier-neutral data centres in Dublin, with a combined capacity of more than 5,000 sq metres and 5MW of customer available power.

These data centres are key international internet hubs and offer access to more than 40 carrier networks and access to INEX, the Dublin internet exchange.

The managing director of TelecityGroup Ireland, Maurice Mortell, said the group has plans in progress to add an additional 7.5MW of incremental customer power.

TelecityGroup acquired Data Electronics Group Limited for a total consideration of stg£87.6m in cash in August, substantially increasing its capacity in Ireland. 

“As the European leader, the company is strongly positioned to make a huge impact in the Irish market by offering vast resources, including talent, technology and infrastructure,” Mortell said. This is great news for our customers as we will be able to deliver unrivalled service and value in this market.”

Headquartered in London, TelecityGroup operates data centres in prime locations across Europe, including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Paris, Stockholm and Dublin.

Speaking at the launch, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, said: “TelecityGroup’s presence in Ireland represents a consolidation of Ireland’s leadership position as a successful location for leading-edge technology investments and shows our capacity to provide an increasingly competitive, business–friendly environment in which global companies, such as TelecityGroup, can grow and develop.

“We are a pro-business country and proud to be to the forefront of the minds of global business leaders, as they make critical investment decisions. TelecityGroup is a company with a strong reputation and track record and one that we know will add greatly to the Irish economy,” Kenny said.

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