(The Hosting News) – Lately, Dublin, Ireland has been considered one of the hottest markets for data center construction. Popular tech giants already forming a presence in the area include Microsoft and Amazon Web Services. Internet search giant provider Google already has an established presence there as well, and now they’re ready to expand it.
Today, it was reported that Google plans to construct an energy efficient facility that comes with a price tag of €75 million. Gmail, Google Maps, and Google’s search engine are all services the data center will provide for.
Commenting on the matter in a press release by IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Authority), Google company head in the country John Herlihy stated, “We’re very happy to continue investing in Ireland and to build out our presence here even further.
“The new data centre will be one of the most energy-efficient in Google’s global fleet. This investment further strengthens our presence here, and I’d like to thank IDA Ireland for the assistance they gave us in selecting this site,” he continued.
Meanwhile, the facility’s construction could give the area’s economy a boost. According to the release, the facility will eventually provide for 30 employees. In the meantime, 200 construction jobs are expected.
Lately, Google has been rapidly expanding plans for data center construction. Just a couple days ago, AFP reported that the company is also planning three facilities in the Asian market.
The company highlighted its Hamina, Finland data center earlier this year, which relies on the Baltic Sea as a source of cooling. Meanwhile, the newly announced data center relies on “advanced air-cooling technology.” For more information on the news, visit: http://www.idaireland.com/news-media/press-releases/google_investment/index.xml