Amazon are heavily invested in Ireland; the tech giant have invested €2.4 billion in the construction of data centers & the development of their irish operations over the past 10 years.
They are investing heavily in their Irish operations and have plans to create another 1,000 permanent jobs in Ireland over the next two years.
According to Mike Beary, AWS Ireland country manager, the company have witnessed “a surge in demand for cloud services in Ireland and globally”.
Between 2011 and 2018, AWS hired more than 2,000 employees directly and supporting 9,500 jobs indirectly in the construction and sub-supplier sectors. In addition to creating new jobs, AWS is also actively collaborating with Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) in Tallaght and in Blanchardstown to fund a programme for 40 students to study to become data centre technicians.
The Tech giants are actively investing in the countries infrastructure & workforce with the aim of expanding their operations over the next few years.
In 2019 AWS became the first organization to deliver corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAs) to support the development of two wind farms in Esk, Co. Cork and Meenbog, Co. Donegal.
The two new wind farm projects, which will come online in 2020 and 2021 respectively, will support Ireland’s goals to meet its 2020 and 2030 renewable energy targets.
Plans submitted by Mullins Developments to Dublin City Council show Amazon are looking to build two two-story data center buildings at Clonshaugh Business and Technology Park.
Each data center building is to be 16,676 sq. m (179,500 sq. ft.) and 16 meters (52.5ft) high in the park, located north of the capital near Dublin airport. The Irish Times reports that Dublin City Council has requested additional information on the proposals and a final decision will be made in the coming months.
The US tech giant has concentrated its data center building programme around the greater Dublin area – at Clonshaugh Business and Technology Park, Blanchardstown Business and Technology Park; and in Tallaght on the Greenhills Road and the Belgard Road
AWS plans two more data centers in Dublin| Dan Swinhoe | Data Centre Dynamics | 3 Feb, 2021 | Datacentredynamics.com
The history of Amazon in Ireland | Stephen Conmy | Digital Times | 27 July 2020 | Digitaltimes.ie
Amazon Spends €2bn building Irish Data Centre Network | Gordan Deegan | 2 Feb, 2021 | Irishtimes.com