Ireland is already a European data center hub, having become one in recent years, with some of the largest tech companies — the likes of Amazon, Facebook, and Google — building massive server farms there. And the growth continues.
In January, for example, Amazon got the go-ahead for a â‚¬1 billion project in Dublin, and T5 Data Centers announced a planned â‚¬200 million, 46MW data center campus in Cork.
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The location offers lots of free air cooling and access to undersea fiber routes, T5 said in a statement. And the timing is right, because of the “new EU data sovereignty laws which could drive data center traffic from the UK following Brexit.