Q: What is Host in Ireland? A: Host in Ireland is an industry-led initiative promoting the benefits of why Ireland is an optimum location to host digital assets from. Headquartered in Dublin Ireland, with satellite offices in NYC, Host in Ireland was formed to collate and distribute timely and relevant information on ways, means, benefits and solutions for hosting digital assets in Ireland. Q: Why is Ireland an optimum location for hosting digital assets? A: Ireland has been home to U.S. digital assets for over five decades from the arrival of IBM in the 1960’s to Microsoft in the 80’s up to now with public/private and hybrid cloud providers. As a trailblazer in the digital hosting industry, Host in Ireland has conducted extensive research into identifying organizational needs for hosting digital assets into the EMMA region and beyond. By focusing on five core values dubbed the “5 Ps”: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes, and Power, Ireland is able to provide U.S. and global companies access to a portfolio of solutions and benefits including affordable power of renewable energy; ample connectivity to Europe and the U.S.; redundant networks; big bandwidth capacity; a mature, data center market consisting of leading brands from Ireland, U.S., UK and Europe; fiscal benefits; a talented workforce; and an attractive business management structure implemented by Ireland, which has been pro-business and home to U.S. companies for decades. These benefits are further outlined and reconfirmed in 451 Research’s recent report “Ireland: A Highly Attractive Location for Hosting Digital Assets”,which discusses why Ireland is the optimum location for digital asset hosting. To download the report at no cost, go here. Q: Who is behind Host in Ireland? A: Founded in 2013 and led by Garry Connolly, Host in Ireland 2014 sponsors include: Citadel100InterxionDataplex, ViatelDigital RealtyTelecityGroup, INEXGeo NetworksHibernia Networks, Comsys and Sea Fibre Networks. These companies and a number of leading legal, data protection and IP practitioners are enabling Ireland to be readily accessible for digital asset hosting. Host in Ireland unites these companies through a unified initiative to make sure that Ireland is considered for all global digital asset hosting opportunities. Such collaboration illustrates the strategic advantage of why Ireland is important and how it can play an integral part in business growth for U.S. companies looking for a stable, well-established and pro-business European country. Ireland is already home to content delivery, financial, healthcare and professional services sectors to take advantage of all the benefits Ireland has to offer. Q: What geographic regions does Host in Ireland serve and why? A: With a wide array of U.S.-based companies relying on Ireland to host their digital assets for over 50 years, a strong relationship presently exists between the two countries. What this initiative aims to achieve is further awareness of the incredible benefits Ireland has to offer U.S. and global companies seeking to expand their footprint and access and store their digital assets more securely and reliably into the EMEA region. As a world-class location, Ireland is already considered Europe’s main hub for U.S. companies – Host in Ireland’s mission is to spread that message even further. With this strong foundational credibility among large U.S. companies, Ireland is opening up opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses to extend their digital assets and content presence into the EMEA region. Q: How can organizations and companies get involved in Host in Ireland? A: Whether you are interested in joining the growing list of Host in Ireland supporting companies or seeking information on how your digital assets can be hosted, managed, monitored and accessed through companies associated with Host in Ireland, you can gather more information by visiting www.hostinireland.com, emailing hostinireland@imillerpr.com and following us on Twitter and LinkedIn to receive periodic updates.