Irish data centre market sustains 3% growth in Q4 2019; record breaking renewable energy production sets stage for future growth
The latest Irish data centre industry update report from Host in Ireland is now available. The report shows the data centre market sustaining 3% growth in Q4 2019 with 658MW of operational data centres. Hyperscalers remain the dominant data centre type, with 73% of capacity, but the colocation wholesale market has doubled from 6% to 12% in the past 3 years. Also found in the report, data centre electricity demand represented 1.7% of Ireland’s carbon emissions in 2019.
In order to maintain Ireland’s leading status as a Tier 1 data hosting location over the next decade, the continued decarbonisation of the grid as set out by the Government, Eirgrid and IWEA will play a critical role. Wind farms have recently recorded max wind output of 4,137MW and set new daily generation records of 71% of electricity needs met by wind. These numbers are encouraging indicators that the 70% annualised target by 2030 set by the government for renewable energy source is achievable.
Who: Host in Ireland
What: Q4 2019 Quarterly Report Update
When: 11 March 2020
About Host in Ireland
Host in Ireland is an award-winning strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland as well as Irish companies that are designing, building, and operating data centres globally. There are many benefits to hosting in Ireland- access to affordable power, redundant network and bandwidth capacity along with a variety of data centre providers that offer an array of services sustained by the “6 Ps”: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes, Proximity and Power. On top of that is a very attractive business management structure, implemented by Ireland, which is keenly interested to bring new businesses into the market. For more information about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com.
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