Google to open new data centre in Dublin, Ireland; cool air important

The search giant picks Dublin for its cool air

Google is planning to open a new 11-acre data centre in Dublin, Ireland by making a €75m (£65m) investment into the venture that is said to create 230 jobs

The company said it will use Ireland's naturally cool climate - the outside air will be used to cool equpment instead of costly air-conditioned units.

The new data centre will run the searc engine, Gmail and Google Maps services.

Construction is said to start soon and is estimated to be built within 15 months. With 200 people being employed in the construction, 30 staff will be hired later on for the data centre.

Irish jobs minister, Richard Bruton, said the cloud computing industry is offering Ireland a massive opportunity for jobs and economic growth.

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Source: Guardian