Hot on the heels of recent data center announcements in Finland and Asia, Google today announced plans to build a new data center in Dublin. This joins existing data centers owned by Amazon and Microsoft, and supplements an existing facility that Google rents in the city. Google cites Ireland’s climate (it rains a lot, and is relatively cool) as a key factor in the move. Network connectivity, an educated workforce, and some of the lowest business taxes in Europe no doubt helped. Let’s just hope Google gets power from a different electricity substation to the one Microsoft and Amazon connect to.