Ireland’s data centre industry is thriving but who are Ireland's data centres?
Interxion is a global European leader in colocation and data storage solutions helping businesses extend their reach into new markets with the right connectivity, availability and reliability they need
Ireland’s data centre industry is thriving but what does that mean for Ireland?
Irish data centres ensure that Ireland is one of the best-connected countries worldwide for its storage infrastructure. This means that companies from Europe, the US and beyond choose to locate in Ireland knowing that they’ll have the connectivity, security and reliability they need in Irish data centres.This means that as consumers and businesses increasingly use data, Ireland has the storage infrastructure to support these needs.As a consumer, if you are using your smart watch, internet banking or gaming the chances are Irish data centres are supporting this service.
So, who are Ireland’s data centres?
First established in Ireland in 2001, Interxion is a global European leader in colocation and data storage solutions helping businesses extend their reach into new markets with the right connectivity, availability and reliability they need.
Ireland is the gateway to Europe and Interxion’s three Dublin data centres are strategically positioned on the data and trading highways between Europe and the USA.
Interxion proudly uses 100 per cent renewable energy – mostly wind energy and hydroelectric power – throughout all of their data centres in Dublin, meaning they’re not just "going green" for St. Patrick’s Day, but are green every day.
Energy is a fundamental component of the services delivered to customers, and stewardship of that energy consumption is something the company feels very strongly about. In DUB3, their newest data centre, they worked with the local authorities to ensure that the local wildlife was not disturbed, ensuring that they can operate in harmony with the world around them. Active measures that are environmentally sound, because it strongly matters to all at Interxion.
Rachel Ryan, marketing manager of Interxion Ireland says: “Data centres are seen as a vast warehouse building that consumes a lot of energy and provides room for a lot of servers, while in reality it is so much more. For our business and Ireland to keep going we need to be able to meet our growing economic data storage needs. As an industry, data centres are making significant developments to becoming more efficient and must continue to make these strives. "Going green" isn’t just a slogan for Interxion. It’s our aim to reduce energy demands as efficiently as possible using innovative technology. Our customers value the contributions we make to ensure energy used is renewable, as they also striving to be sustainable. ”
“Continuous innovation is at the core of Interxion, so sustainability has always been a focus. With each new data centre, DUB1, DUB2 and DUB3, Interxion has increased its focus on sustainability in everything it does; from its energy sources and infrastructure, to the environmental impact and working with policy. We are "green" in every way and we celebrate that on St. Patrick’s Day.”
Interxion provide a variety of services including Cloud Connect, Digital Media, Enterprise, System integrators, Financial Service and host more Internet Exchanges than any other data centre in Europe. Whatever your Business needs, Interxion have the solution for you.
For more information, visit www.interxion.com