BT makes multi-million investment in Citywest data centre

Expansion to meet demand for traditional, cloud services



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28 March 2012 | 0

BT has announced a multi-million euro investment in its Dublin-based data centre. The expansion will add 5,500 square feet of technical space and 1MW of power to the existing data centre capability, resulting in an additional 300 racks. The facility holds ISO20000 accreditation for IT service management.

Shay Walsh, managing director, business, BT Ireland, said: "BT’s continued investment in this key centre provides Irish industry and the public sector with a local platform from a trusted networked IT services supplier for the provision of future new high tech infrastructure services to Ireland and beyond.

"We believe that the scope and scale of our data centre services places BT’s Dublin facility as one of the main transactional hubs in Ireland. From financial transactions, online auctions, booking engines, internal corporate and public sector systems and gaming."

The facility provides the infrastructure organisations need to access or provide cloud computing services, application modernisation and data centre transformation and optimisation, enabling customers to devote more resources to innovation and increase productivity. BT encompasses all of these elements into an integrated capability portfolio known as BT Compute. The company’s clients span a range of sectors such as retail, manufacturing, finance, tourism, technology and mobile network operators.

BT Ireland employs close to 3,000 people on the island of Ireland, including more than 500 IT specialists. The facility in CityWest is the only carrier-neutral data centre in Ireland and is connected to 45 BT data centres around the world.

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