This morning, Hibernia Atlantic added Dublin to the short but growing list of transatlantic low latency targets. They announced a direct route route between North America and the Dublin 2 facility of Interxion, where they have opened a PoP. They’ll be using the new PoP and direct connection to target North American corporations with Irish facilities, amongst others of course.
That Hibernia Atlantic is would have a latency edge on this route is no surprise, as it is the only transatlantic submarine cable with its own landing there. In fact, ever since they completed Project Kelvin a couple years back they have been able to get to Dublin direct from the north or the south. Other cables land first in England, connecting to Ireland through London.
Interxion announced an expansion of Dublin 2 back in May, adding 25% to its capacity even after several prior expansions. Obviously the Dublin data center market has been doing quite well lately, despite the financial turmoil in Europe as a whole.
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