Host in Ireland Welcomes Nine New Members to Its 2018 Executive Committee

The Initiative Welcomes Representatives from Circular Data Solutions, EnerNOC, Ethos Engineering, Kirby Group Engineering, Kedington, Universal Electric Corporation, Digital Realty, Tate, and Schneider Electric to Its Executive Committee

DUBLIN – 18 April 2018 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 the addition of nine new members to its 2018 Executive Committee.  These industry professionals represent six new and three existing partner companies, expanding the committee to include a total of 20 members for 2018.

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. Representing new strategic partners for 2018 are Executive Committee members Mike Wegwermer, Co-Founder and Director of Circular Data Solutions; Peter Connolly, Regional Manager – Ireland, EnerNOC; Greg Hayden, CEO, Ethos Engineering; Matt Porter, Managing Director, Kedington; Mark Flanagan, Group Operations Director, Kirby Group Engineering; and Derek Kelly, Regional Sales Manager, Universal Electric Corporation.

Also joining the Executive Committee are representatives from three existing Host in Ireland partners, including Val Walsh, Vice President of Global Asset Management, Digital Realty; Seamus Cussen, Head of Sales, EMEA, Tate; and Ivan Habovcik, ITD Sales Director – Ireland, Schneider Electric.

“Since its inception in 2014, the Host in Ireland mission has evolved considerably as it responds to the shifting needs of a dynamic industry,” states Tanya Duncan, Managing Director, Interxion and Host in Ireland Executive Committee member.  “With help from new and existing Executive Committee members, Host in Ireland is educating enterprises and industry stakeholders on the strategic value of data centres, while communicating the benefits of Ireland as an optimal location for digital assets hosting.”

“As awareness of the benefits of the digital assets hosting environment in Ireland continues to grow, an increasing number of multinational stakeholders are investing resources in the region,” explains Maurice Mortell, Managing Director, Ireland and Emerging Markets, Equinix and Host in Ireland Executive Committee member.  “I look forward to welcoming our new committee members as we work together to further enhance the Irish hosting landscape by providing organizations with the information and resources they require when making investment decisions.”

The Host in Ireland initiative was founded in 2014 and has supported Ireland in its evolution to become the “Digital Gateway to Europe” and “Home of the Hybrid Cloud.”  It promotes the many advantages that make Ireland uniquely attractive to global operators, including its pro-business approach, attractive corporate tax, common law based legal system, continued investment in off-Island fiber cables to the U.S. and Europe, and continued financial support for data centre energy efficiency.

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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