Google’s €150m data centre opens in Clondalkin

By Echo Reporter

AN TAOISEACH Enda Kenny TD will open Google’s new €150m data centre in Profile Park in Clondalkin this morning. He will be joined at the launch by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD.

The newest addition to Google’s global fleet represents the best of Google’s world class energy-efficient computing networks. It is Google’s second major data centre investment in Ireland.

Google Clondalkin June 2016

The two-storey data centre was built alongside Google’s existing one, which opened in 2012.

Google has also purchased 31 acres adjacent to its facilities in Profile Park, which will give the company flexibility should it have additional data centre requirements in the future.

The new data centre will rank amongst the most energy-efficient in the world – using an advanced air cooling system to keep its computers running smoothly.

This will help enable the internet giant to reduce significantly its energy requirements and help maintain its global status as a carbon-neutral company.

Data centres store information on behalf of companies and individuals, who rent storage space from the owner.

The data centre will be integral to Google’s core platforms, including YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail.

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