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Cloud and Data Centres Oct 24, 2023

BT Ireland expands data centre capabilities

By Mark Fagan Head of Datacentre & Security Services

We are delighted to announce that we have expanded our data centre facilities with the addition of a new unit in Ballycoolin in Dublin.

This multimillion-euro investment has enabled BT Ireland to take on a long-term lease on an existing data centre, upgrading it to the latest infrastructure which blends high efficiency with availability and performance. The new facility has a current capacity of 3.5 MW and provides managed services and co-location options direct to organisations based in Ireland with local operations. The facility also includes the establishment of a new BT point of presence (PoP) providing national and global network solutions. 

The expansion of our data centre capabilities in Dublin offers our customers multiple benefits for your ICT needs including the unique ability to obtain total end to end security, hosting, and network services from a single provider in the Dublin area that can offer meaningful geo diversity for high performance or disaster recovery. The expansion allows for the growing trend of migration from small inefficient office-based server rooms to consolidated platforms in data centres where inherent economies of scale can be maximised. In addition, operating as a carrier neutral site, BT also offers customers the option to connect to over 50 other cloud and carrier providers.

The new facility strictly adheres to both the ISO 14001 sustainability framework and the Code of Conduct for Data Centre Energy Efficiency, which strives to inform and stimulate participants to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner without hampering the critical function of data centres.

As a recognised global leader in sustainability for over 30 years, we have also deployed a number of its standard measures to ensure it continues to meet its ambitious net zero emissions target. BT recently brought forward its net zero target from 2045 to 2031 for its own operational emissions and 2041 for its supply chain and customer emissions. We are already using 100% renewable electricity across our entire operations in Ireland and globally whilst other sustainable measures include the use of SD WAN to allow for greater consolidation of technologies to drive down power usage; and the deployment of free cooling technologies combined with closed loop chilled water systems which significantly saves water and reduces cooling costs and environmental impact.

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