Echelon Sees Green in Wind-Powered Irish Data Centre Project

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Many data centre operators are now buying renewable energy, but only a handful of projects are actually integrating green power generation into their campuses. Echelon Data Centres is bringing this concept to the Dublin market, one of Europe’s most important cloud computing hubs. Echelon, which launched in 2017 and now has seven projects in the […]

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An Taoiseach welcomes joint initiative as Echelon Data Centres and SSE Renewables deal supports 250 new jobs for Arklow

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New deal announced for shared grid infrastructure to jointly serve 520MW offshore renewable energy site and 100MW data centre New €50m substation will route offshore wind energy to Irish national grid and allows for direct energy supply to the data centre Landmark deal delivers key Climate Action Plan goals to locate data-centres close to renewable […]

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Good news for Arklow as SSE Renewables Announce HQ in Arklow Harbour

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Great news for Arklow as SSE announce that Arklow Harbour will be the base for their new Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base, serving phase two of the Arklow Bank wind farm. Currently the only operational Irish wind farm, the seven-turbine development produces some 25MW of power – the second phase will see 80-100 new turbines […]

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Sunday Independent – “First XI – firms set to thrive after the pandemic”

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Nice to be mentioned in the Sunday Independent’s ‘First XI: The firms set to thrive after the pandemic’. The dataverse (the amount of data created each year) is increasing massively any case, but recent events have seen the widespread adoption of tools such as Zoom, Teams, Webex for videoconferencing and the rise of virtual reality […]

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Virtual Reality – The Next Data Management Challenge

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2020 is already a year of seismic change. The way we communicate as individuals and teams has adapted to incorporate technology that – while readily available and used by many – was still a long way from the norm just a few months ago. As the world comes to terms with a new normal, tools […]

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AI and the IoT – The Drivers of the Dataverse

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At this point we’re all familiar with the predictions. The dataverse – the amount of data created each year – will, it is confidently expected, reach 175 zettabytes by 2025. It was 33 zettabytes in 2018. It has also been predicted that, in the same time frame, there will be some seven internet-enabled devices for […]

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Data Centres – The Case for Carbon Neutrality

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We’ve already said that we believe the absolute baseline for data centre infrastructure is for it to be powered 100% by renewable energy. The other two sides of the sustainability triangle are efficiency, and innovation. Efficiency in the way energy is used in the data centre environment, and what is done with the waste energy […]

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Data Centre Sustainability – The future must be renewable, efficient and innovative

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Like it or not, data centres are here to stay and their numbers, and their capacity, are increasing exponentially. When Irish company Echelon Data Centres launched in January 2019, with ambitious plans for €1bn of investment across two sites and a stated strategy of 500MW of capacity, across five countries, by 2025, the Irish market […]

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