eircom partners with Hibernia Atlantic to link Ireland to the United States and Canada

NOVEMBER 23, 2009 -- eircom says it has partnered with transatlantic submarine transport cable provider Hibernia Atlantic to provide direct fiber-optic connections from the eircom data center in Clonshaugh to the US and Canada.

NOVEMBER 23, 2009 -- eircom says it has partnered with transatlantic submarine transport cable provider Hibernia Atlantic to provide direct fiber-optic connections from the eircom data center in Clonshaugh to the US and Canada. The direct transatlantic cable will give North American companies operating in Ireland greater cost control for connectivity by eradicating expensive connections via the UK or Europe to Ireland, says eircom. The carrier says its data center is the only Irish data center to be physically located on the same site as Hibernia’s cable landing station in Dublin.

The availability of a direct transatlantic connection from the US to Ireland will make it significantly easier for North American companies to do business in Ireland, eircom asserts. The carrier also believes it will be a key factor in attracting foreign investment and encouraging business growth by improving the perception of Ireland as a more “connected” country, especially for US and Canadian companies.

Andy O’Kelly, business solutions director at eircom, said, “This is a significant announcement for eircom as it means that our data center now sits on the fastest connectivity line to the US and Canada. The ability to move data at the speed of light is crucial in today’s knowledge economy. Data center users are measuring their data transfer times in terms of milliseconds across the Atlantic and into major European cities from Dublin. The low latency network of Hibernia Atlantic will allow our clients to have confidence in Dublin as a strategic data center location. The combination of the energy efficiency of the eircom data center and high availability of fiber-optic networks makes it the location of choice for major online brands and cloud computing service providers.”

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