Data centre developer Atlantic Hub has announced that it will develop a flagship IT services and data centre with two mega-hub campus sites at Foyle Port Innovation Park (Derry/Londonderry), and Letterkenny (Co. Donegal).
Each campus aims to offer data centre services, including up to Tier 4 standard, accommodating hyper-scale operator demands for low development and operational costs, and with direct connection to North America. This is supported by the GTT transatlantic fibre-optic submarine cable – the fastest connectivity available between North America and Europe (8Tbps capacity with the lowest latency transatlantic connection sub 59ms New York-Derry).
The strategically chosen locations take advantage of the natural geographical advantages of a central time-zone for daily business transactions with USA, Europe and Asia, and the beneficial local climate of Ireland’s North West. When this local climate is combined with an innovative data hall cooling design that optimises airflow management for cooling efficiencies, the centres will target an industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) < 1.2.
The growing power demands of hyper-converged data centre infrastructure require significantly higher power density in the data hall, and Atlantic Hub is best placed to accommodate a wide range of power densities up to 5kW per square meter and accommodating 20kW per rack.
Atlantic Hub represents an eco-friendly sustainable data centre development. Energy supply is sourced from 100% certified green power, offering up to 300MW capacity that is integrated into the national transmission system, through new 110kV transmission substations. Each campus is powered by a very reliable and high quality HV power supply system with built in redundancy and N+1 grid transformer arrangement.