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ByteDance delays opening of $473m Dublin data centre amid Covid-19 supply chain delays

The facility is to be used for European TikTokers’ data which is currently hosted in the US and in Singapore.

By João Marques Lima

Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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December 21, 2021 | 2:00 AM GMT

ByteDance said it has been forced to reschedule the opening of its new €420 million (US$473 million) TikTok Dublin data centre due to the shutdown of the construction industry during the beginning of 2021.

The social media giant’s parent company said the facility will not be operational until at least late 2022, according to Business Post Ireland.

The group originally planned to bring the site online early next year to host European users’ data which is currently stored in the US and in Singapore.

Raymond Cloutier, CSO for TikTok has previously said the new regional data centre will deliver tangible benefits, “including enabling faster loading time that will help our TikTok community to enjoy an even better experience”.

“When our data centre is operational, European user data will be stored in this new location,” he said.

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