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Digital Realty acquires development site in suburban Dublin

Digital Realty Trust, a leading global provider of data centre solutions, has announced that it has acquired a 10-acre development site in Dublin, Ireland. The property is located in Profile Park, approximately 15 miles southwest of Dublin International Airport. The site is capable of supporting the phased development of approximately 11.5 megawatts of data centre space across four buildings, totalling approximately 193,000 sq ft of space.

"Dublin remains an important data centre market for both local and multinational corporations, including large technology and Internet companies as well as IT service providers," said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty. "Using our phased development approach, this site will enable us to support our customers' expanding data centre needs by bringing data centre space online efficiently in terms of both time and cost."

Willie Norse of Agar, digital real estate consultants acting on behalf of the owners of Profile Park, commented, "We are delighted to welcome a company of the calibre of Digital Realty to Profile Park. Their strategic decision to locate here further endorses Profile Park's reputation as 'Ireland's Datacenter Cluster', particularly in light of the recent, similarly sized acquisition by Google in the Park and also the expansion of Microsoft's existing data center and the arrival of Telecity to the location. Profile Park is very definitely one of the most active locations in the European data centre marketplace at present, as a consequence of a number of factors including its world class fibre provision, temperate climate allowing for efficient cooling, and attractive fiscal and legal structures in Ireland."

The news comes just a week after Adobe confirmed that they will build  anew cloud computing data centre in Dublin later this year.

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