US Data Centres Successfully Overcome Three Global Challenges

Originally posted to Future-tech,

us-data-centres-successfully-overcome-three-global-challengesThe data centre industry has exploded with vigorous growth; according to industry analyst IDC, the total number of data centres around the world will peak at 8.6 million in 2017. While “Data Center Outlook 2016” reports that this year data centre stocks surged 19% in Q1, and averaged 50% in Q2 and shows that globally, North America remains the most competitive market, representing 44% of the total market share. Read more

Housing, Jobs and Regulations key themes at National Construction Summit

Originally posted on Waterford Today

National Construction Summit 2016The 2nd National Construction Summit will be held this month in the RDS, Dublin. The free to attend event, which will be jointly chaired by Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and Tom Moloney, Chief Executive, Construction Information Services (CIS) offer a platform for discussion and debate on the future of one of Irelands most important sectors.

The event will be opened by Damien English, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal. Key note speakers including Mary Buckley, IDA, Phelim Devine, Design Director of the E800m National Paediatric Hospital, Fiona Cormican, Cluid Housing, John O Hara, Dublin City Planner, Pat Barry, Chief Executive, Irish Green Building Council, Tom Phillips, Chairman Property Industry Ireland and Garry Connolly, CEO, Host in Ireland. In total the eve will comprise over 170 speakers, 1 main stage, 6 seminars, 110 exhibitors and 20 supporting associations.

To read the full article, view it on the Waterford Today website here.

Host in Ireland to Unveil ‘Irish Pavilion’ at Datacloud Europe 2016 in Monaco, June 8-9

Event Coincides with Host in Ireland Being Recognized as the Only Non-Governmental Nominee for the Data Center and Cloud 2016 EMEA ‘Location of the Year’ Award

Host In Ireland LogoDUBLIN, IRELAND – May 31, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces its participation at Datacloud Europe 2016, taking place June 8-9 at The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Host in Ireland will be a Gold Sponsor of this year’s conference and alongside partner companies Future-Tech, Cork Internet Exchange, IDA Ireland, Primary Integration, and CBRE will be a featured organization in the “Irish Pavilion,” an exhibit focused on the advantages of the Irish hosting ecosphere.  In its 12th year, Datacloud Europe 2016 is the Continent’s premier global IT infrastructure and cloud event. Read more

Host in Ireland Announces “Ireland, Data’s Gateway to Europe” Event, Featuring Helen Dixon, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner

The April 6, 2016 Event Will Examine Europe’s Changing Data Protection Landscape, and EU-US Safe Harbor Principles

HII-New LogoDUBLIN, IRELAND – March 22, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces a marquee event taking place at the Embassy of Ireland in Washington D.C., “Ireland, Data’s Gateway to Europe” on April 6, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The event will feature a special presentation by Helen Dixon, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, along with informative presentations by industry leaders on the changing data protection landscape in Europe as well as EU-US Safe Harbor framework and EU-US Privacy Shield updates.

In addition to Commissioner Dixon, featured speakers include, Emmanuel Dowdall, Executive VP/Director North America at IDA Ireland, Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of Loudoun County’s Department of Economic Development, as well as Garry Connolly, President and Founder of Host in Ireland, who will present the “5 Ps” of digital asset hosting – Policies, Pedigree, People, Power and Pipes.

With the recent invalidation of the Safe Harbor framework, the European Commission and the United States have agreed upon a new framework for transatlantic data flows: the EU-US Privacy Shield. Because the EU-US Privacy Shield is still undergoing analysis by the European Commission’s Article 29 Working Party, complaints related to the invalidated Safe Harbor decision are being dealt with on a case-by-case basis and transfer mechanisms, such as Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules, may be used to transfer data to the U.S. until the Article 29 Working Party completes its assessment. For companies, these changes will require mechanisms to keep better track of data flows from the respect of both employee and corporate customer data. Host in Ireland is already one step ahead of the curve in helping companies navigate the rapidly shifting terrain of data transfer compliance, aided by its longtime commitment to the 5 Ps of digital asset hosting. These key elements provide a structured foundation for hosting that supports Ireland’s position as a superior hosting location and attracts companies of all sizes and markets to the country.

“With the complexity and uncertainty surrounding EU-US data protection, it’s paramount that companies understand the nuances of compliance in order to remain competitive, and our panel represents some of the leading authorities in the field to address the current state of data protection in Europe,” states Garry Connolly, President and Founder of Host in Ireland. “Furthermore, through its steadfast integration of the 5 Ps, Ireland’s integrity in safely, securely, and effectively meeting hosting needs remains unparalleled. The upcoming event in Washington will offer attendees the opportunity to hear firsthand the crucial role Ireland’s commitment to these five key elements plays in ensuring the fidelity of digital assets in such a changeable time for EU-US data protection.”

“Ireland, Data’s Gateway to Europe” is free to attend and those wishing to register can contact marketing@hostinireland.com. To learn more about Host in Ireland, please visit www.hostinireland.com

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About Host in Ireland

Host in Ireland is an industry-led marketing initiative that provides timely and accurate information on Ireland’s digital asset hosting ecosystem at all times, including demonstrating why Ireland is more cost-effective, efficient, reliable, secure and accessible than most other regions across the EU. There’s a reason companies like Microsoft, Zendesk, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Adobe and beyond have sought to host their solutions in as well as to / from Ireland. Many of these reasons are immediately realized due to access to affordable power, redundant network and bandwidth capacity along with a variety of data center providers that offer an array of services sustained by the 5 Ps: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes, and Power. On top of that is a very attractive business management structure, implemented by Ireland, which is keenly interested to bring new businesses into the market. Ireland supports this initiative through attractive fiscal structures, access to a skilled workforce and full support of the U.S. Safe Harbor and Patriot Acts – ensuring data asset compliance for companies large and small. For more information about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ilissa Miller iMiller Public Relations Tel: +1 866 307 2510 pr@imillerpr.com

Schneider Electric Joins Host in Ireland as Strategic Partner for 2016

Organization Welcomes Vincent Barro, Global Operations and IT Business Vice President at Schneider Electric, to Executive Committee

DUBLIN, IRELAND – March 1, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces the addition Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, as a new partner for 2016.  In light of this new partnership, Vincent Barro, Global Operations and IT Business Vice President at Schneider Electric, will join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee as its newest member.

“We are thrilled to welcome Schneider Electric as a Host in Ireland strategic partner,” states Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland.  “As the newest member of our Executive Committee, Mr. Barro brings with him a fresh perspective of the industry, deeply rooted in an expert understanding of energy as it relates to the Irish data center and IT landscape.  Energy is a crucial component of the most important aspects of digital asset hosting, the 5 Ps: Policies, People, Pedigree, Pipes and Power.”

“With abundant access to power, space to grow and the strongest international reputation, Ireland is an exceptional and low risk destination for digital assets hosting,” explains Mr. Barro “Schneider Electric is proud to have contributed to the country’s superior status by providing safe, reliable and efficient energy to power data centers and other mission-critical facilities and activities.  Host in Ireland is an asset to the Irish hosting community, and we are honored to be a part of its success in strengthening and sustaining the country’s position as a worldwide industry leader,” Barro adds.

Founded in 2013, Host in Ireland has grown exponentially, extending its reach from its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, to the UK and U.S.  Its strategic partnership community is comprised of influential industry members that put aside competition to provide timely and accurate information concerning how and why Ireland provides the services and business environment necessary to meet international companies’ digital hosting requirements.

To learn more about Host in Ireland or to get involved with the initiative, please email marketing@hostinireland.com or visit www.hostinireland.com.

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About Host in Ireland

Host in Ireland is an industry-led marketing initiative that provides timely and accurate information on Ireland’s digital asset hosting ecosystem at all times, including demonstrating why Ireland is more cost-effective, efficient, reliable, secure and accessible than most other regions across the EU.  There's a reason companies like Microsoft, Zendesk, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Adobe and beyond have sought to host their solutions in as well as to / from Ireland.  Many of these reasons are immediately realized due to access to affordable power, redundant network and bandwidth capacity along with a variety of data center providers that offer an array of services sustained by the 5 Ps: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes, and Power.  On top of that is a very attractive business management structure, implemented by Ireland, which is keenly interested to bring new businesses into the market.  Ireland supports this initiative through attractive fiscal structures, access to a skilled workforce and full support of the U.S. Safe Harbor and Patriot Acts - ensuring data asset compliance for companies large and small.  For more information about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation.  With revenues of €25 billion in FY2014, our 170,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations.  Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives.  At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.  http://www.schneider-electric.com

MEDIA CONTACT: Ilissa Miller iMiller Public Relations Tel: +1 866 307 2510 pr@imillerpr.com

Host in Ireland Expands with Two New Partners for 2016

Cork Internet eXchange and Future-Tech Join Host in Ireland and Contribute Members to its Executive Committee 

DUBLIN, IRELAND – January 26, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces the addition of two new partners for 2016.  Cork Internet eXchange (CIX), the major connectivity centre for the south west of Ireland, and Future-Tech, a data centre professional services provider based in West Berkshire, United Kingdom, have joined the organization, which has retained 15 partners from last year.  With the addition of these new partners, Host in Ireland also gains two new Executive Committee members, James Wilman, CEO at Future-Tech, and Jerry Sweeney, Managing Director at Cork Internet eXchange. Read more

Zayo to Acquire Viatel

Acquisition to cement Zayo as a leading Pan-European infrastructure provider

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (“Zayo”) (NYSE: ZAYO), a leading provider of bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and connectivity services, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Viatel’s infrastructure and non-Irish enterprise businesses. Viatel is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Digiweb Group, a full service telecommunications and managed services operator, based in Dublin, Ireland. The purchase price is approximately €95 million. The Viatel acquisition will provide Zayo with Pan-European intercity and metro fiber capability via an 8,400 kilometer fiber network across eight countries. The transaction will add 12 new metro networks, seven data centers and connectivity to 81 on-net buildings. Two wholly-owned subsea cable systems will provide connectivity on two of Europe’s busiest routes – London-Amsterdam and London-Paris. The Viatel businesses to be acquired are highly aligned with Zayo’s existing product and customer set, including a higher proportion of dark fiber revenue. Originally posted on Business Wire. To read this article in its entirety, please click here: Read More

Future-tech to Sponsor Host in Ireland Event at the RDS

DUBLIN, IRELAND – NOVEMBER 3, 2015- Future-tech, multi-award winning specialist data centre provider, today announces that it will be sponsoring breakfast and refreshments at this year’s Host in Ireland event. The special co-located event, “From Finance to Pharma, Why Companies Small & Large Host in Ireland,” will be taking place at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Dublin and is scheduled on November 10, 2015 from 9:00am – 15:00pm. Read more

A Thriving Digital Economy Can Respect Individuals’ Privacy While Ensuring the Global Community’s Safety and Protection

As Helen Dixon, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, pointed out in a statement issued by her Office, the issues dealt with in the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) to invalidate the “Safe Harbour” system, under which companies transfer customer data from Europe to the United States, are “complex.”  She elaborated, saying that the issues “will require careful consideration” and “what is immediately clear is that the Court has reiterated the fundamental importance attaching to the right of individuals to the protection of their personal data. That is very much to be welcomed.” Read more

CBRE Joins as Partner of Host in Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND – June 16, 2015 Host in Ireland, an industry-led marketing initiative created to drive interest in hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces that CBRE, the global real estate advisor which provides best-in-class technical engineering services for commercial buildings in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland, will join the advocacy organization as a partner. Read more