Past and Future Trends
American Enterprise is at the core of Dublin’s data centre market and has led to immense growth in wholesale colocation developments.
Power constraints and environmental regulation are the biggest challenges that operators are facing, however, the market continues to grow as operators adapt to the changing market landscape.
Dublin has become one of the largest data centre hubs in Europe by creating an optimum environment for data centre development.
Ireland’s low corporation tax of 12.5%, encouragement of foreign direct investment, favourable political climate and geographical position between Europe and the US are some of the many reasons why American enterprises chose Dublin and have stayed.
Multi-national ICT companies such as Microsoft and Google established their presence in Dublin during the 1990s-2000s, and data centres became a part of the natural progression of their operations. After the success of leasing space with local players, they began to build their own facilities that grew in scale over time.