New data centre campus set for Cork
A €200 data centre campus is set to begin operations in Cork in early 2019. A joint venture between T5 Data Centers and JCD Group, the new T5@Ireland facility is a 32.5, 60 MW 3 building data centre campus.
Building 1, a 7MW, 84,000 sq ft facility, is set for completion in early 2019, coinciding with the landing of the Ireland France Subsea Cable (IFC-1), the first cable directly linking Ireland to Mainland Europe.
Dublin has traditionally been the preferred hub for Ireland but is currently experiencing a restriction on growth due to a lack of sites with the right power supply. Cork was identified as a location due to its ideal climate conditions for indirect, free air cooling.
The T5@Ireland campus will employ 200 people during the construction phase at least 15 full-time upon completion.
Pete Marin, CEO and President of T5 Data Centers said:
“Now is the perfect time for T5 to build T5@Ireland as our springboard into Europe. Cork is a growing technology hub with a great talent pool and robust infrastructure.
We expect T5@Ireland to attract European customers seeking a new location for their enterprise operations, and for US companies seeking a European data centre presence.”