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Amazon has bought a 240,000 sq ft warehouse in Dublin and will build a data centre there. According to trade reports, Amazon will use the site to house the European leg of its EC2 cloud computing services. Amazon likes Ireland and Ireland must love Amazon: the company's cloud hosting business now accounts for more than a third …

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Boffin

The love us because of the sh*tty weather, just like MS

To quote MS:

Ninety-five percent of the time the temperature outdoors happens to be the temperature that computer servers happen to love, so we only have to turn on the heat or the air conditioning 5 percent of the time

Low corporate taxes help, of course - anyway we need the money to pay back the EU, IMF, UK gov, etc......

Paddy

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Boffin

Only one question re corporations and Ireland

How much subsidy is involved?

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Unhappy

How much subsidy is involved?

Oooo about €95billion and rising....

http://www.financedublin.com/debtclock.php

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Anonymous Coward

re: Only one question re corporations and Ireland →

Tax efficiencies, Google style, come to mind - usually routing from Ireland through Netherlands and then onto other efficient locations following that...

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Pint

Jeez!

Who took the photo of the building on their 3 year old Nokia camera phone? Is that the best that was available?

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Boffin

How big?

240000 sq ft? I make that 1.073 microWales.

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Coat

waste of space

Virtualize it and you can fit it on one server running under the stairs in my grans house.

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