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Ireland Digital EcoSystem & Data Centres


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Ireland is a leading location for US data centre and hosting companies due to our proximity to the US, our high speed low latency fiber, our connectivity with the EMEA region, competitive power costs …

Ireland is a leading location for US data centre and hosting companies due to our proximity to the US, our high speed low latency fiber, our connectivity with the EMEA region, competitive power costs and over 60 years of ICT foreign direct Investment, not to mention highly skilled ict workforce , 12.5% corporation tax and Native English speaking and Looking for Data Centre, Wholesale, Co Location or Managed Service Space in Ireland or Europe, This presentation will show how we can help being within the Euro-zone. This presentation highlights the strengths of Ireland's Digital Ecosystem from national and International connectivity through to "Who's Here"

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  • 1. Beacon Centre , Sandyford ¦ Dublin, Ireland +353 862605411 ¦
  • 2. Ireland Digital Eco System Evolution ?Multi User Fulfilment PC .Com Bubble GamesMainframes Localisation Networking Infrastructure SocialMini Assembly Operating Sys Search Unified
  • 3. DefinitionsData CentreA data centre is, in simple terms, a facility with the power, space andreliability to house computer servers. A third party provider could simplyoffer up this space and power (Wholesale or Co Location) , or run highmargin services from their own hardware and software in their own datacentre (Managed Services) .Cloud ComputingCloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demandnetwork access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources(e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that canbe rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effortor service provider interaction. A definition
  • 4. Data Centres = Cloud ?Cloud = Data Centres ?
  • 5. Why Ireland for Data Centres  Data Centre-ready sites with access to power  Multiple telecoms routes connecting US and EuropeInfrastructure  Co-location data centre capacity availability  Dublin Multi duct Fibre Backbone ring  Skills to design, build, manage & run a data centre are on the ground Skills  In English language, European skills and Euro currency  Track record of major strategic hosting activities  GMT Time Zone  Political Stability – economic recovery  Key site for disaster recovery – Off European ContinentEnvironment  Stable cool climate – greatly reduces cooling costs & environmental impact  Low tax structures can be supported by data hosting
  • 6. Ideal Climate forPower Usage Efficiency (PUE)
  • 7. Data Centre’s Ireland’s Evolving landscape Key Global Users Fibre ProvidersData Centre Owners - Operators Self Builds Data Centre Dedicated Wholesale
  • 8. Diverse International RoutesSource: GconnTec
  • 9. Trans-Atlantic New OptionsTwo Additional high speed low latency (<62ms and<67ms) connections on redundant rings to connectIreland-US-EuropeAddition of 100Gbits Dark Fibre on Emerald Express onWestern Coast (62ms from Dublin to New York)Additional Capacity on Hibernia GFN Network viaDonegal to support finance and digital media
  • 10. Trans-Atlantic More Diversity Via N.IrelandOver 32 Carriers including
  • 11. Source: Hibernian Atlantic 18-04-12
  • 12. Resilient and DiverseDublin Fibre Ring (T50)
  • 13. Recent Announcements Include
  • 14. Digital Realty4 Data Centre Wholesale Campus
  • 15. Connectivity• Dublin MAN the T50 Fibre Optic Network is complete linking the Global Crossing landing point in North Dublin with the National Digital Centre at Citywest• T50 multi-ducts available for use by the various telecom companies to run fibre optic cable• A detailed fibre report has been commissioned which includes proposals from eight providers that can provide connectivity to the site.• The T50 network passes along the Nangor Road immediately to the North of Profile Park and along the Baldonnell Road immediately to the South of the park. 16
  • 16. New Build 2011– 2015 > New Build 1999 – 2011Company Locations Size ft2 Category StatusBT Dublin/ Belfast 45,000 Carrier owned ExistingC&W Dublin/ Cork 50,000 Carrier owned ExistingCitadel 100 Dublin 55,000 Carrier neutral/ managed services ExistingTelecity Group Dublin 65,000 Carrier neutral/ managed services ExistingDigital RealtyTrust Dublin 250,000 Wholesale ExistingIBM Dublin/ Cork 42,000 Own use ExistingInterxion Dublin 65,000 Carrier neutral/ managed services ExistingVerizon Dublin 28,000 Carrier owned ExistingMicrosoft Dublin 250,000 Own use ExistingServeCentric Dublin 25,000 Carrier neutral/ managed services ExistingCitadel 100 Dublin 50,000 Carrier neutral/ managed services ExpansionTelecity Group Dublin 40,000 Carrier neutral/ managed services By 2013Dataplex/ Digiweb Dublin 45,000 Carrier neutral/ managed services Planning ApprovedAmazon 1 Dublin 40,000 Own use ExpansionAmazon 2 Dublin 180,000 Own use RetrofitEircom/ Vodafone Dublin/ Cork 50,000 Carrier neutral/ managed services New/ fit outGoogle Dublin 300,000 Own use New build Start 2012Microsoft Dublin 120,000 Own use ExpansionServecentric Dublin 115,000 Carrier neutral/ managed services New Build (modular)Digital RealtyTrust Dublin 190,000 Wholesale Start in 2012
  • 18. Enhancements to Ireland’s Digital Ecosystem 2011-2012•CeltixConnect Go Live UK-Ireland•Geo/ESB Networks Go Live UK-Ireland•Hibernian Atlantic Complete Diverse US/Ireland Route (NI)•Emerald Atlantic Announce 2013 Dates•CeltixConnect Announce Cork – France Direct 2014•Digital Realty Trust Start E200m DC Campus 10 Acres•British Telecom Announce DC Expansion•Telecity Acquire Data Electronics for £87.6m•Google Announce Data Centre Campus 11.72 Acres•Microsoft Announce E130m Expansion•Amazon Complete Phase 1 E200m DC Retrofit•PiPiper Announce East West Fiber Corridor•e|net Builds New MAN in Carrigtwohill
  • 19. Ireland maybe Not Usain Bolt
  • 20. But we ARE Daley Thompson
  • 21. Garry Connolly Willie NorseMob :- 00353862605411 00353862996627Email : willie@gconntec.comSkype: garryconnolly willienorseTwitter : datacentreire datacentreireWWW :