Ireland’s climate a winner!

Who says Ireland’s climate is a problem? Not US-based corporate giant, Microsoft. The firm has chosen Ireland for its brand new ‘mega data‘ centre, which will provide customers across the world access to its software. The decision to locate the centre in Ireland has a lot to do with the firm’s long-standing relations with the country – relations which, given the economic crisis and the ongoing ‘bludget’, the Irish government will be delighted to see strengthened. But a crucial factor is also Ireland’s mild climate. The 303,000 square feet facility “makes extensive use of outside air economization to cool the facility year-round, resulting in greater power efficiency with a resultant reduction in carbon footprint.” So Ireland’s climate isn’t all bad! Without it, at least, we wouldn’t be cheering on this new investment.


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  1. […] questions such as: Where are computer chips, say, or software suites designed, tested, built? Where are data-centres located? Which universities are the ’silicon education capitals’? Which places are connected by […]


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