Monday, 27th January 2020

Atlantic Hub: Major data centre project set for development in Ireland’s North West

International data centre developer, Atlantic Hub, is to develop a flagship IT services and data centre with two mega-hub campus sites in Ireland at Foyle Port Innovation Park (Derry/Londonderry), and Letterkenny (Co. Donegal).

Each campus will offer world-class data centre services, including up to Tier 4 standard, accommodating hyper-scale operator demands for low development and operational costs, and with direct connection to North America. This is supported by the GTT transatlantic fibre-optic submarine cable - the fastest connectivity available between North America and Europe (8Tbps capacity with the lowest latency transatlantic connection sub 59ms New York-Derry).

The strategically chosen locations take advantage of the natural geographical advantages of a central time-zone for daily business transactions with USA, Europe and Asia, and the beneficial local climate of Ireland’s North West. When this local climate is combined with an innovative data hall cooling design that optimises airflow management for cooling efficiencies, the centres will target an industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) < 1.2.

The growing power demands of hyper-converged data centre infrastructure require significantly higher power density in the data hall, and Atlantic Hub is best placed to accommodate a wide range of power densities up to 5kW per square meter and accommodating 20kW per rack.

Atlantic Hub represents an eco-friendly sustainable data centre development. Energy supply is sourced from 100% certified green power, offering up to 300MW capacity that is integrated into the national transmission system, through new 110kV transmission substations. Each campus is powered by a very reliable and high quality HV power supply system with built in redundancy and N+1 grid transformer arrangement.

Brian Doherty, Managing Director of Atlantic Hub commented: “We are hugely excited to commence the development of the Atlantic Hub project. Atlantic Hub, and its partners, including global telecommunications partner, GTT Communications, represent decades of industry-leading data centre design and management experience, meaning we are ideally placed to address clients’ requirements, especially hyperscale operators, and the need for flexibility of design, low operational costs, fast connectivity and secure hosting capacity.

We are particularly pleased to be bringing this development to the North West Region of Ireland and look forward to progressing the project over the coming months.”

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