TikTok reportedly planning Irish data centre move

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TikTok is reported to be planning a 500 million dollar move into Echelon’s new data centre campus in Clondalkin, Ireland. Sources claim that the social media platform and its parent company ByteDance will use the campus as a primary European data centre. The campus is set to open by the end of this year, and TikTok is expected to spend around 500 million dollars on its deployment at the site.

The Clondalkin Industrial Estate in total supports up to 84MW of power across around 480,000 square feet of data centre space. The company was recently granted planning permission to build another facility in County Wicklow, Ireland, which will offer 100MW. 

Chinese firm ByteDance says all its data is currently stored and managed in data centres in the US and Singapore. The previous United States administration famously tried to ban TikTok due to allegations surrounding how the app monitored users’ data, however, plans for the sale fell through when the new President was appointed. Currently, the company is reportedly a major customer of Google Cloud for storage.

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