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Would be interested to see a conclusive report on the benefits of these types of developments. From what I can see, they place added stress on the electricity network, pump loads of heat into the atmosphere, all to store gigabyte after gigabyte of shyte. And create minimal jobs. Beyond the prestige of possibly having a big tech name in the country, am I missing something?
 

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Would be interested to see a conclusive report on the benefits of these types of developments. From what I can see, they place added stress on the electricity network, pump loads of heat into the atmosphere, all to store gigabyte after gigabyte of shyte. And create minimal jobs. Beyond the prestige of possibly having a big tech name in the country, am I missing something?
Proximity to the data analysis firms growing and possibly interested in setting up in Belfast, which leads to more money.
 

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Yea between Project Kelvin, data centres could attract further firms to the North West. I have read many get stuck in planning hell down south where they probably want to be - so are looking north.

Negatives of course like you say are heat waste and electricity use. But then much of NI's electricity is renewable, and the big firms want to jump on that agenda - and of course - we wouldn't be talking over these forums and the like without such data centres..
 
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