Amazon buys massive Dublin datacentre site

Amazon, the owner of cloud behemoth Amazon Web Services, has acquired a 240,000-square-foot space for its Irish datacentre expansion.The former Tesco storage facility in Greenhills Industrial Estate near Dublin will be used for datacentre space, along with two other sites in the area, according to a report in the Irish Independent on Wednesday.

Amazon, the owner of cloud behemoth Amazon Web Services, has acquired a 240,000-square-foot space for its Irish datacentre expansion.

The former Tesco storage facility in Greenhills Industrial Estate near Dublin will be used for datacentre space, along with two other sites in the area, according to a report in the Irish Independent on Wednesday.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides the underlying cloud infrastructure for e-retailer Amazon and also sells a range of cloud services to companies. AWS already operates datacentre facilities in Dublin to deliver cloud services to Europe.

The deal was the largest industrial property sale in Ireland of the last 12 months, according to the Irish Independent. Costs were not disclosed.

By comparison, Facebook doubled the size of its flagship in-construction datacentre at Prineville, Oregon to 300,000 square feet in August, to meet growing demand for its 500-million-strong social network.

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