Host in Ireland to Explore Economic Impact of Regional Data Hosting at Datacloud Ireland

Host in Ireland Founder and President, Garry Connolly, to Discuss the Role of Data Centres on the Growth of the Irish Economy

DUBLIN – 14 September, 2017 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, today announces its participation at Datacloud Ireland, taking place 21 September, 2017 at the Convention Centre, Dublin.  Addressing an often-misunderstood subject, Host in Ireland Founder and President, Garry Connolly, as a Special Intelligence Session moderator, will join industry experts to explore the economic benefits associated with an increase in digital assets hosting throughout Ireland.  In addition, Mr. Connolly will chair a panel session discussing the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on organisations throughout the region.

“More than a quarter of the gross domestic product of Ireland is from software and data-related services, underpinned by Irish data centres and colocation facilities,” shares Mr. Connolly.  “The data hosting industry plays a critical role in Ireland’s economic development, creating a wealth of new employment opportunities as Ireland continues to attract major multinational companies seeking an optimal location to host their digital assets.  As the data hosting sector continues to grow throughout the country, this conference will provide an opportunity for the industry’s most influential players to work in tandem to advance the data hosting industry, while educating the greater community on why digital assets hosting is important to the growth of the Irish economy.”

“Unfortunately, many people throughout Ireland don’t grasp the full value of digital hosting as it relates to job creation and economic development, failing to see beyond the mere physical construction of data center facilities,” Mr. Connolly adds.  “To judge the data industry from that perspective would be akin to measuring the effect of the agricultural industry based on a field of hay.  Similarly, the economic and job multiplier effects of data hosting extend well beyond the tangible infrastructure.”

On Thursday, 21 September, at 9:40 a.m., Mr. Connolly will join an esteemed group of national and international data protection specialists as the moderator of the Special Intelligence Session, “GDPR Mastered.”  This session will explore the overall impact of the GDPR on the creation, retention and distribution of data, as well as the effects that it will have on data hosting throughout Ireland and the European Union.

In addition, later that morning, at 10:15 a.m., Mr. Connolly will chair the panel session “The Brave New World of GDPR,” featuring Ireland’s Deputy Data Protection Commissioner and representatives from NetApp, Frontier Privacy and Compuware.  As companies evolve to comply with GDPR legislation, these changes bring about a host of new concerns, as well as opportunities.  During this session, panelists will discuss the opportunities and challenges that the GDPR will have on all global companies and their relationship with the data of EU citizens.

“At its core, the GDPR is designed to help organisations gain increased focus on the privacy and security of EU citizens’ data,” remarks Mr. Connolly.  “I am very much looking forward to joining other industry leaders as we explore ways to increase awareness of the implications of the GDPR, as well as educate attendees on how companies will need to ‘up their game’ in advance of when the regulation goes into effect on 25 May 2018, to ensure compliance before it’s too late.”

Alongside premier partners CBRE, EdgeConneX®, Equinix, Future-tech, Keppel Data Centres, Mercury Engineering, Primary Integration and Siemens, Host in Ireland will also be a featured organisation in the “Irish Pavilion,” an exhibit focused on the advantages of the Irish hosting ecosphere.

Datacloud Ireland will bring together international enterprises, local providers, investment agencies and power supply companies as a platform for networking, education and collaboration among hosting industry professionals.  The forum highlights the unique value of data centre, cloud and IT infrastructure across Ireland, which has become the gateway to Europe for multinational businesses.

If you would like to set up a meeting with Host in Ireland at Datacloud Ireland 2017, please email hostinireland@imillerpr.com.  To learn more about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com.

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About Host in Ireland

Host in Ireland, winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, is an industry-led marketing initiative that provides timely and accurate information about 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.

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Host in Ireland to Sponsor and Speak at Datacloud Europe 2017

Host in Ireland Founder and President, Garry Connolly, to Discuss the Impact of the GDPR

DUBLIN – 1 June, 2017 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, today announces its Showtime sponsorship and participation at Datacloud Europe 2017, taking place 6-8 June at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.  Host in Ireland Founder and President, Garry Connolly, will participate on a panel discussing the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation in the European Union. Read more

Host in Ireland to Serve as Lead Sponsor at the Irish Tech News IoT Awards

Host in Ireland Founder and President and GDPR Awareness Coalition Founder and Co-Chair, Garry Connolly, to Participate in Event’s Keynote Q & A Session

DUBLIN, IRELAND – May 25, 2017 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, today announces that it will serve as the lead sponsor for the Irish Tech News IoT Awards 2017, taking place Tuesday, 30 May at DCU Alpha, a research-intensive innovation campus co-located with Dublin City University.  Host in Ireland Founder and President and GDPR Awareness Coalition Founder and Co-Chair, Garry Connolly, will participate in the event’s keynote Q & A session with Irish Tech News Senior Editor and event organizer, Simon Cocking. Read more

GDPR Awareness Coalition Launches; Names Co-chairs

Host in Ireland Founder and President, Garry Connolly, and Internet Hall of Fame Pioneer, Dennis Jennings, to Serve as Co-chairs of the Initiative

DUBLIN, IRELAND – March 28, 2017 – The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition today announces its launch, as well as the instatement of Internet Hall of Fame Pioneer, Dennis Jennings, as the coalition’s Co-chair, serving alongside Host in Ireland Founder and President Garry Connolly. Read more

Mercury Engineering and Siemens Join Host in Ireland as Strategic Partners for 2017

The Organization Welcomes Paul Carthy, Business Development Manager at Mercury Engineering, and Gavan Plunkett, Global Account Manager at Siemens, to its Executive Committee

DUBLIN, IRELAND – March 7, 2017 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, today announces that Mercury Engineering, international provider of engineering solutions within the construction industry, and Siemens, a global technology conglomerate, are new strategic partners for 2017.  In addition, Paul Carthy, Business Development Manager at Mercury Engineering and Gavan Plunkett, Global Account Manager, Data Centre Solutions at Siemens, will both join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mercury Engineering and Siemens as our newest strategic partners,” states Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland.  “These companies are driving growth throughout the hosting industry with advanced technological innovation in engineering and electronics manufacturing, and will serve as critical assets to the growing collective of Host in Ireland partner companies.  In addition, we welcome Mr. Carthy and Mr. Plunkett, who together bring more than 50 years of industry experience to Host in Ireland’s Executive Committee.”

Host in Ireland is globally recognized as an influential body that not only positions Ireland as the premium location to host data, but also ensures the voice of the data center ecosystem is heard from a policy perspective,” states Gavan Plunkett, Global Account Manager, Data Centre Solutions at Siemens.  “By being a strategic partner of Host in Ireland, Siemens is contributing to the development of this critically important industry, and we are supporting the initiative by giving access to our worldwide range of experts and by participating in global events to attract data centers to Ireland.”

Ireland’s data center landscape has evolved dramatically over the past decade, growing into a world-class hosting location.  As more companies seek data center environments that offer enhanced connectivity, security, cost control and renewable energy, Ireland has proven itself to meet the key hosting requirements of virtually any organization.  Host in Ireland conveys this message utilizing the “5 Ps,” which represent the most important aspects of digital asset hosting: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes and Power.  The Executive Committee plays a vital role in supporting all aspects of the Host in Ireland initiative through collaboration, business advocacy efforts and strategic guidance.

“Mercury Engineering is proud to be active members of Host in Ireland,” comments Paul Carthy, Business Development Manager at Mercury Engineering.  “With constant change in global politics, growing legislative and regulatory complexity, and increasing stakeholder demand for transparency, companies today are obliged to conduct their business in a new strategic space.  Host in Ireland provides a global forum of industry peers through which we can raise our profile internationally, share and discuss industry trends and best practices, discuss challenges and opportunities, and, most importantly, influence change.”

From its inception in May of 2014, the Host in Ireland initiative has worked tirelessly to educate the digital assets hosting community and generate a deeper understanding of Ireland’s value as an optimum hosting location, globally.  Offering investors the highest in economic and political stability, global connectivity, available skilled labor, and high-level security and reliability, Ireland is an exceptional location for digital assets hosting within the EU region.

To learn more about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com.

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About Host in Ireland

Host in Ireland, winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, is an industry-led marketing initiative that provides timely and accurate information about 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 Mercury Engineering

MERCURY is an internationally-recognized provider of complex engineering and construction services.  With projects completed in 28 countries on four continents, the company has an unrivaled track record constructing data centers and has become the vendor of choice for some of for the world’s major operators.  Services offered include: Full Turnkey Design and Build, Project Management, Design, Procurement, General Contracting, Specialist Commissioning and Maintenance.  For more information, visit www.mercuryeng.com.

About Siemens

Siemens (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years.  The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization.  One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry.  The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT.  In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion.  At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide.  Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

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Host in Ireland Announces New Addition to Its Advisory Council

IT Industry Veteran, Bernard Geoghegan, Joins Ilissa Miller, David McAuley, and Diane Hodnett to Drive the Business Advocacy and Success of Host in Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND – January 17, 2017 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, announces today that data center executive, Bernard Geoghegan, has joined the Host in Ireland Advisory Council. Working in collaboration with Host in Ireland Founder and President, Garry Connolly, the Advisory Council furthers the reach and impact of the initiative’s mission through well-formulated strategies based on its members’ extensive industry experience. Read more

Host in Ireland Now Accepting Partners for 2017

Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland, Reflects on the Growth of the Initiative and Looks Forward to 2017

DUBLIN - December 13, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces the release of their 2017 Premier Partner Prospectus Video, highlighting the initiative's 2016 accomplishments, while also looking forward to what lies ahead in 2017.  As demonstrated in the video, the growth Host in Ireland has experienced in the last year should encourage more industry leaders to consider joining as a partner. Read more

Host in Ireland to Present at HostingCon Europe 2016

Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland, to Discuss Key Considerations When Selecting an Out-of-Country Data Center

Host In IrelandDUBLIN – October 5, 2016 – Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces that its Founder and President, Garry Connolly, will speak at HostingCon Europe 2016, taking place October 11-12 in Amsterdam. Read more

EdgeConneX® Joins Host in Ireland as Strategic Partner

The Organization Also Welcomes EdgeConneX Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, to Its Executive Committee

Host In Ireland LogoDUBLIN – July 25, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces that EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the Edge of the network, is a new strategic partner.  In addition, Phill Lawson-Shanks, chief architect and vice president of innovation of EdgeConneX, will join Host in Ireland’s Executive Committee. Read more

Host in Ireland Announces Support of Temple Street Foundation

Host in Ireland to Fund Production of Video to Help Raise Charitable Contributions to the Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and Awareness of Techies4TempleStreet

DUBLIN – June 15, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces its charitable support of a video to be produced on behalf of the Temple Street Foundation and Techies4TempleStreet.  Filming will take place on Saturday, June 18, between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Lansdowne Room at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) and coincides with the CoderDojo Coolest Projects’ Launch’d event, Ireland’s largest innovator and evolving technology summit. This year, Techies4TempleStreet’s goal is to raise €250,000 to help fund a new Neurology and Renal Outpatients Unit. Read more