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

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