Data Electronics was founded in 1975 to offer management and maintenance of third party communications systems. It was awarded its first major contract in 1976 by SITA (who subsequently merged with Equant) to manage all their facilities in Ireland.
Today, Data Electronics continues to manage and expand Equant's Data Centre facilities in Dublin City Centre, Dublin Airport, Belfast Airport, Cork Airport, and Shannon Airport.
As the management and secure hosting of equipment became critical for data intensive organisations, colocation services evolved into a core service offering for Data Electronics. The company established a neutral co-location facility close to the centre of Dublin.
Data Electronics opened another customer specific Data Centre (Equant) in Belfast city centre in 1998 and launched a new Data Centre in Ballycoolin, North-West Dublin in 2000.
Recognising the emerging preference in the marketplace to outsource complete Data Centre solutions to a single provider, the company extended its service offering to a managed services model.
This was realised in two stages, firstly, through the acquisition of the hosting infrastructure of the Wolfe Group in 2001 and, secondly, the acquisition of Inflow and its highly sophisticated Data Centre in Clondalkin, Dublin in 2002.
Following the Inflow acquisition, the company relocated its customers from its Ballycoolin facility to the new Clondalkin Data Centre at Kilcarbery Park. Today this serves as Data Electronics' principal location. As a result, the Ballycoolin Data Centre is available for service as an additional site. It is ideal as a permanent, dedicated facility, or for overflow and disaster recovery operations from Data Electronic's primary data centre at Kilcarbery Park.
Today, Data Electronics continues to provide a superior IT outsourcing service in Ireland. Recent highlights include the opening of a 13,000 sq ft extension at the Kilcarbery Park facility and the annoucement of Data Electronics as the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 winner of 2005.