[Audio] Cork Internet Exchange Data Centre doubles capacity

12th May 2014, Monday
By Bryan T. Smyth

10 new jobs are being created at the Cork Internet Exchange in Hollyhill,
on the Northside of Cork City.

It’s the only large data centre in Ireland outside of Dublin.

Established in 2008, C-I-X – as it’s also known – runs a wholesale business
where it operates a large secure building containing racks of servers
connected to the internet.

It then sells space, storage, and connectivity, to other companies.

Today’s announcement brings the total investment in the data centre to
almost 5 million euro.

Jerry Sweeney, Managing Director of CIX announced that the centre will be
directly connected to the
Government Cloud Network enabling CIX and their clients to deliver services
to government.


Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock was at todays
The Labour TD says Cork now has the necessary infrastructure in place to
facilitate existing I-T companies, and attract new ones.


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