Digital Realty Trust moves into Profile Park
8 February 2012 | 0
Digital Realty Trust, a global provider of data centre solutions, has acquired a 10-acre development site in Dublin. Located in Profile Park, 15 miles southwest of Dublin Airport, the site is capable of supporting the phased development of approximately 11.5MW of data centre space across four buildings, totaling 193,000 square feet of space.
Adam Levine, vice president of sales for Digital Realty, said: "Dublin has an ideal climate for deploying an indirect air optimisation design. This significantly improves a data centre’s energy efficiency by lowering its PUE (power utilisation efficiency) and therefore its total cost of occupancy. We expect to achieve PUEs of around 1.15 in our Profile Park facility, a substantial reduction from the electrical consumption typically required for cooling a data centre. The acquisition of this site enables us to provide customers with both large and smaller requirements through a variety of flexible data centre solutions to meet their needs. Our Turn-Key Datacentres have a six-year record of 99.999% uptime. For our customers, this means they can focus on their operations while we maintain and operate the supporting power and cooling systems for maximum resiliency."
Welcoming the announcement, IDA Ireland CEO, Barry O’Leary said: "Digital Realty’s proposal to provide a substantial new data centre footprint in Dublin will be a great addition to the existing infrastructure here and strongly enhances Ireland’s attractiveness as a leading location for international services activity. The new site will deploy the latest eco-friendly technology, which when complemented with Irish weather conditions, will result in one of the most energy efficient facilities in the world."