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Host in Ireland Announces Update to Its Report Demonstrating the Sustainability of the Irish Data Industry

Update Reinforces How Irish Data Centres Have Evolved to Become an Industry of Substance

Host In Ireland LogoDUBLIN – 10 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 release of a new update to its report, “Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2018 Q1 Update.”  The research study, created in collaboration with Bitpower, builds on the baseline set out in its recent 2017 report addressing the sustainability of the Irish data industry.

Updating existing baseline statistics and information, the report examines the opportunities and risks associated with the digital asset hosting industry in Ireland.  With a thriving digital economy, the country serves as home to some of the biggest names in the tech industry, exporting $71 billion of ICT services in 2016 alone.  This new update reveals that of the four types of existing data centres in Ireland, including hyperscale, colocation wholesale, colocation and private, hyperscale facilities dominate the market with 74 percent of the total MW capacity, which has grown from 420 to 480 in the first quarter of 2018.  In addition, the report predicts that just over €1.1 billion will be invested in Irish data centre construction in 2018, reaching cumulative investment of €9 billion by 2021.

“By providing the industry with the most timely and accurate update on data centre activity throughout Ireland, we are helping to materialize the goal of creating a “Connected Planet,” enabling industry stakeholders to access the necessary information to continue investing in the Irish digital economy,” explains David McAuley, Founder and CEO, Bitpower, and Host in Ireland Advisory Council member.  “We believe this baseline will act as a useful reference for policymakers as Ireland continues its leadership in the creation, retention and exportation of digital assets, products and services.”

To download a copy of “Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2018 Q1 Update,” click here.

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 its pro-business approach, attractive corporate tax and fiscal structures, common law based legal system, continued investment in off-Island fiber cables to the U.S. and Europe, financial support for data centre energy efficiency, and access to a skilled native English-speaking workforce - 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

Ethos Engineering Joins Host in Ireland as a Partner for 2018

Host in Ireland Welcomes Greg Hayden, Managing Director of Ethos Engineering, to Its Executive Committee

DUBLIN – 15 February, 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 that Ethos Engineering, an international company offering engineering solutions, will be a strategic partner in 2018. In addition, Greg Hayden, Managing Director of Ethos, will join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.

“We are honored to welcome Ethos Engineering to our exceptional team of Host in Ireland partners,” says Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland.  “Additionally, we extend a warm welcome to Greg Hayden who joins our Executive Committee. Given his organisation’s experience with First Q Network, the European mechanical and electrical consultancy services association with more than 2,500 engineers in 12 countries, and his active membership in many other organizations in the construction industry, including honorary treasurer of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland, Mr. Hayden is an ideal representative to join the initiative’s mission in expanding global awareness of the advantages of hosting digital assets in Ireland.”

The Host in Ireland Executive Committee plays an essential role in supporting all aspects of the initiative through collaboration, business advocacy efforts and strategic guidance.  Host in Ireland is sustained by the “5 Ps” – Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes and Power – representing the most important aspects of digital asset hosting. Ireland’s integration of these five key elements provides a structured foundation for companies of all sizes and markets on a global scale.  With the support of a growing team of partners, Host in Ireland has harnessed the “power of the collective,” fostering an environment of co-opetition where competing companies and organizations come together to achieve common goals through cooperation and collaboration.

“Ethos Engineering is delighted to become a partner of Host in Ireland for 2018,” states Greg Hayden, Managing Director of Ethos Engineering.  “We have been impressed with the work they have done over the past number of years and the strength of their collaboration partners. They have really helped put Ireland on the map for the hosting industry for all the right reasons.”

A three-time recipient of the Irish Construction Industry Awards’ ‘Consultancy of the Year’ honor, Ethos Engineering is one of the most innovative and recognized firms in the sector.  With more than 75 professionals currently employed across its offices in Dublin, Cork, and London, the company is among the largest mechanical and electrical consultancy practices and has been active in the data centre industry for 10-plus years. During that time, Ethos has designed more than 550MW of technical space for numerous industry-leading clients throughout Ireland and mainland Europe. Mr. Hayden has received the ‘European CEO Award’ recognising exceptional leadership and business best-practices within Pan-European engineering and consultancy firms from the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).

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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 its pro-business approach, attractive corporate tax and fiscal structures, common law based legal system, continued investment in off-Island fiber cables to the U.S. and Europe, financial support for data centre energy efficiency, and access to a skilled native English-speaking workforce - 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

Universal Electric Corporation, Manufacturer of Starline, Joins Host in Ireland as a Partner for 2018

The Organization Welcomes Derek Kelly, Regional Sales Manager, Ireland, of Universal Electric Corporation, to Its Executive Committee

DUBLIN – 7 February, 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 that Universal Electric Corporation (UEC), the organisation behind Starline power distribution and monitoring systems, will be a strategic partner in 2018.  In addition, Derek Kelly, Regional Sales Manager in Ireland, UEC, will join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.

“We are delighted to welcome Starline as a new strategic partner for 2018,” says Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland.  “Global partners such as Starline provide us with both the insights and reach needed to sustain our goals nationally and internationally.  In addition, I’d like to welcome Mr. Kelly, who brings more than three decades of experience to the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.”

Ireland’s data centre landscape has evolved dramatically over the past decade, growing into a world-class hosting location.  As more companies seek data centre environments that offer enhanced connectivity, security, cost control and renewable energy, Ireland has proven itself to meet the key hosting requirements of virtually any organisation.  Host in Ireland conveys this message utilizing the “5 Ps,” representing 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.

“I am delighted to align Host in Ireland and Starline as strategic partners,” states Derek Kelly.  “I hope to support the continued expansion of Ireland as a data centre technological hub and an innovator across Europe’s changing digital landscape.”

Starline is a global leader in power monitoring and distribution equipment.  For 30 years, Starline products have provided data centres with the most flexible, reliable and customisable power distribution systems in the market.  These benefits, combined with a smart yet simple design strategy, have catapulted the Starline brand to becoming the premier distribution solution for mission-critical applications.

“We are very pleased to announce the strategic partnership between Starline and Host in Ireland,” comments Mathew George, EMEA & SW Asia Sales Director of Universal Electric Corporation. “Host in Ireland has done remarkable work for the Irish economy by promoting foreign direct investment in Irish data centres over a number of years.  Ireland has caught the attention of many European countries looking to understand how a small nation could quickly bounce back from recession and adapt to become one of the world’s leading technology hubs in the data centre segment. A great can-do attitude and pro-business approach, in addition to a commitment to the 5 Ps principle, have made our partnership with Host in Ireland an obvious decision.”

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.

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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 its pro-business approach, attractive corporate tax and fiscal structures, common law based legal system, continued investment in off-Island fiber cables to the U.S. and Europe, financial support for data centre energy efficiency, and access to a skilled native English-speaking workforce - ensuring data asset compliance for companies large and small.  For more information about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com.

Host in Ireland to Speak at Bisnow’s Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, Northeast

October 18, 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 its Founder and President, Garry Connolly, will be speaking at Bisnow’s Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, Northeast, taking place October 26, 2017 at 7 World Trade Center in New York.  He will be participating on the panel, “Data Center Site Selection: Big Picture Strategy, Cost of Land & Power, Economic Incentive and Beyond.”  Mr. Connolly, who is also co-chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition, has more than 30 years’ experience in data centre site selection, demonstrating a pragmatic and commonsense approach to sales, negotiation, company start-ups and strategic thinking.

Mr. Connolly will be joined at the event by Phill Lawson-Shanks, chief architect and vice president of innovation, EdgeConneX®, and a Host in Ireland Executive Committee member.  Mr. Lawson-Shanks will be participating on the panel, “The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber.”  EdgeConneX Edge Data Centers® (EDCs) are proximity-based, strategically located nearest to the end-user’s point of access to reduce network latency and optimize performance.  As Mr. Lawson-Shanks will discuss, local proximity access brings the cloud closer to the enterprise, enabling more secure, real-time access to cloud applications and services while offering reduced backbone transport costs.

WHAT:

Panel: “Data Center Site Selection: Big Picture Strategy, Cost of Land & Power, Economic Incentive and Beyond”

Panel: The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber

WHERE:

Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, Northeast 7 World Trade Center New York

WHEN:

October 26, 2017 “Data Center Site Selection: Big Picture Strategy, Cost of Land & Power, Economic Incentive and Beyond.” 9:05 a.m. ET

“The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber” 11:15 a.m. ET

WHO:

“Data Center Site Selection” panel members include: Garry Connolly, Founder and President, Host in Ireland Stephen Campbell, Manager, Business Development, Con Edison Gerald Marshall, President and CEO, Netrality Properties Scott Millar, President, Catawba County Economic Development Corporation Todd Raymond, CEO and Managing Partner, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty Tony Rossabi, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, TierPoint Moderator: Sonia Khanna, Director, Commercial Real Estate Finance, CapitalSource

“The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber” panel members include: Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Architect & ​VP, Innovation, EdgeConneX Michael Higgins, Senior VP, Colocation Business Unit, Internap Corporation (INAP) Peter Feldman​​, CEO & Principal, DataGryd Phil Koblence​​, Co-Founder & COO, New York Internet Christian Koch, Manager, Core Network Planning, Pilot Fiber Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

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.

Media Contact:

iMiller Public Relations for Host in Ireland

+1.866.307.2510

pr@imillerpr.com

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

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

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

“Ireland, Data’s Gateway to Europe” Event to Converge Leading Authorities on EU-US Data Protection

By: Garry Connolly, President & Founder of Host in Ireland Secure data transmission is critical when hosting digital assets abroad, especially in a time when data breaches run rampant and threats grow more sophisticated with each passing day. Of equal importance is the notion of corporations respecting individuals’ right to privacy and protecting their personal data as information is transferred from country to country. To regulate the way that U.S. companies exported and handled the personal data of European citizens, the United States Department of Commerce and the European Union established the Safe Harbor policy agreement in November 2000. However, due to concerns surrounding American government authorities gaining access to Europeans’ online information, it was deemed invalid by the European Court of Justice in its ruling on October 6, 2015. As a response to the invalidation of the Safe Harbor Framework, the European Commission and United States recently agreed upon the EU-US Privacy Shield, a new framework for transatlantic data transmission. This change will directly affect many companies hosting internationally, and as the Privacy Shield remains under analysis by the European Commission’s Article 29 Working party, data transfer has become somewhat of an intricate process. Until the EU completes its analysis, related complaints are being dealt with on a case-by-case basis and outside transfer mechanisms, such as Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules, are being utilized in the interim to transfer data to the U.S. Though international data protection grows increasingly complex, Ireland is well- prepared to provide companies with the necessary resources to maintain compliance and succeed in their international hosting endeavors. As a superior hosting location, Ireland attracts companies of all sizes and markets thanks to its representation of the five fundamental principles of digital asset hosting: Policy, Pedigree, People, Power and Pipes, or the 5 Ps. With the recent uncertainty surrounding EU-US data protection, understanding the nuances of compliance is critical to remaining competitive, and Host in Ireland has made it their mission to help companies navigate these shifting waters by converging some of the leading authorities in the field to address the topic at its “Ireland, Data’s Gateway to Europe” event. Featuring a special presentation by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, this marquee event, taking place at the Embassy of Ireland in Washington D.C. on April 6, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, will examine the changing data protection landscape throughout Europe as well as EU-US Safe Harbor framework and EU-US Privacy Shield updates. In addition to Ms. Dixon, additional featured speakers at “Ireland, Data’s Gateway to Europe” include Emmanuel Dowdall, Executive VP/Director North America at IDA Ireland, Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of Loudoun County’s Department of Economic Development and Garry Connolly, President and Founder of Host in Ireland. If you would like to register for this event free of charge, please contact marketing@hostinireland.com. If you are interested in learning more about the Host in Ireland initiative, visit www.hostinireland.com.  

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