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AWS to build fourth Dublin data centre

Mon 9 Jan 2017

Amazon has announced the acquisition of a new site in Dublin on which it will build a further Irish data centre for its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud unit.

The multi-million Euro facility, which will be AWS’ fourth data centre in Dublin, will be set on the grounds of a former warehouse of the Barretts warehousing and distribution company. Located in the south Dublin suburb of Tallaght, the new data centre will sit in close proximity to the three other Dublin facilities, including a build currently under construction on the site of the former Jacobs Cream Crackers biscuit factory.

Also in Tallaght is AWS’ 22,300 sq.m facility on the site of a former Tesco distribution centre, and a facility converted from a factory formerly owned by Shinko Microelectronics.

Having purchased the Barretts site late in 2016, Amazon has already started the building process and has applied for permission to tear down the existing warehouse building.

Local to Dublin, Amazon is building a facility in Blanchardstown where it already has two data centres. It is also constructing an additional centre in the Clonshaugh business park near to Dublin Airport.

According to the Irish Independent, AWS investment in Ireland now totals over €1 billion and the business is the largest provider of data centre solutions in the country.

Further to its expansion plans in Ireland, AWS announced the opening of a UK London Region at the end of last year. The company noted that the new high availability region comprises two distinct geographic locations, known as Availability Zones, each complying with the United Kingdom’s Cyber Essentials Plus certification scheme.

AWS is additionally offering all UK clients guidance on developing applications that align with the National Cyber Security Centre’s UK Cloud Security Principles, and with the National Health Service (NHS) Information Governance Statement of Compliance (IGSoC) protocols.

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