TikTok to move data centre to Clondalkin

by Kim O Leary

TikTok are set to move into a brand new €420 million data centre in Clondalkin this summer.

The Chinese social media giant has chosen the new Echelon data centre in West Dublin for its new European data home, according to the Sunday Business Post.

The 35-acre site should be fully operational by the end of 2021.

The company announced plans to make Ireland its home for European videos, messages, and other data last August.

Speaking of TikTok’s move to Ireland, Theo Bertram, the app’s director of public policy for Europe, told the BBC that it is ‘a significant investment.’

He added: “It’s a symbol of our long-term commitment to Europe and I think that’s an important message for our users and our creators at this time.”

The company already have offices at the Grand Canal Dock and a transparency centre located in the capital, and currently employ over 1,200 people in Ireland.

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