Host in Ireland Releases Q1 Update for Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND -- Host in Ireland has released its Q1 Update for the Ireland Data Hosting Industry, which highlights the unprecedented levels of inward investment from the data centre industry since 2009, holding firm at €1.3 Billion per annum. This trend is having transformational effects on Ireland in terms of direct and indirect labour and the continued growth of digital exports. "The data centre industry is off to a strong start in 2019 according to our latest Quarterly Report and recent announcements," writes Garry Connolly, Founder and CEO of Host in Ireland. in the report's Foreword. "These are unprecedented levels of investment. To put the level of spending into context, the level of investment into data centres in Ireland is the equivalent of building the proposed Metro (€3bn) and Dart Underground (€4bn) (€4bn) and the recently announced rural broadband scheme (€3bn)." Other key highlights from the report include: Growth of the data hosting sector continued in 2018, with investment totalling €1 billion through the year. Each incumbent operator completed a new facility or received planning permission for future developments. New entrants to the Irish market also progressed plans through planning. There are 53 data centres in Ireland, with 600 MW of grid-connected power capacity. The Dublin Metro area remains the focus. While Hyperscale remains the dominant data centre type, with 72% of capacity, the colocation wholesale market has grown from almost zero to 13% in the past 3 years. On the…