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Host in Ireland to Speak at DataCloud Europe 2018

DUBLIN – 5 June, 2018Host 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 its Founder and President, Garry Connolly, will speak at Datacloud Europe 2018, taking place 12-14 June, in Monaco.

Mr. Connolly, in addition to providing leadership at the award-winning Host in Ireland initiative, has also been recognised as one of the top 50 EMEA Influencers in Cloud and Data Centres 2017 by Data Economy, and was runner-up in the 2017 DCS Awards’ ‘Data Centre Individual of Year’ category.’

During the panel session, “Finding Your Edge – What is the Impact of Emergent IT Infrastructure and Technologies on Existing Compute Delivery Models?” Mr. Connolly will join other data centre leaders to discuss how edge computing is heralded as the next great step in digital innovation and consumption, and what this means for data centre and cloud infrastructure. They will also explore how the industry must rethink existing paradigms of compute delivery, and infrastructure ownership and responsibilities.

WHAT:
  • Panel: “Finding Your Edge – What is the Impact of Emergent IT Infrastructure  and Technologies on Existing Compute Delivery Models?”
WHERE:
  • DataCloud Europe 2018
  • Monaco
WHEN:         
  • Wednesday, 13 June 2018
  • 15:00
WHO:

Panelists include:

Garry Connolly, Founder and President, Host in Ireland, Co-Chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition

Andrew Jay, Executive Director, CBRE
Rob Johnson, CEO, Vertiv
Mervyn Kelly, Marketing Director, EMEA, Ciena
Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer, EdgeConneX
Detlef Spang, CEO, Colt Data Centre Services
Jason Rylands, Head of International Sales, iNNOVO Cloud

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:

iMiller Public Relations for Host in Ireland

Tel: +1 866 307 2510

pr@imillerpr.com

Kirby Group Engineering Joins Host in Ireland as a Partner for 2018

The Organization Welcomes Mark Flanagan, Group Operations Director of Kirby Group Engineering, to Its Executive Committee

DUBLIN – 12 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 Kirby Group Engineering, a European provider of engineering and construction services, will be a strategic partner in 2018.  In addition, Mark Flanagan, Group Operations Director of Kirby Group, will join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.

“As our group of active partners continues to grow this year, we are delighted to welcome Kirby Group Engineering to the Host in Ireland collective,” says Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland. “I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Flanagan, who will undoubtedly prove to be an immediate asset to our Executive Committee.”

The combination of Ireland’s pro-business approach, attractive corporate tax and legal system, renewable energy resources, and commitment to data centre energy efficiency make it uniquely attractive to global operators, including international pharmaceutical, biotech and software companies seeking an optimal location to host their digital assets. The result is that Ireland has evolved as a Tier 1 hosting location to become the ‘Digital Gateway to Europe’ and the ‘Home of the Hybrid Cloud’ as major multinational companies prioritise their online presence and aggressively launch digital-first initiatives.

“We are delighted to join Host in Ireland as a strategic partner,” states Mark Flanagan, Group Operations Director of Kirby Group Engineering. “Through this partnership, Kirby will play an active role in strengthening Ireland’s position as an optimum location for digital assets by sharing our in-depth knowledge and expertise in delivering high quality, efficient and resilient mission critical infrastructure.”

Kirby Group Engineering provides full mechanical and electrical contracting services as well as specialist high voltage (HV) and medium voltage (MV) design and construction services across Ireland, the UK, and Northern Europe. The company, with a turnover of €165m, was founded in 1964, and currently directly employs over 700 highly-skilled professionals.

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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

Host in Ireland’s Report on Irish Data Hosting Industry Cites Significant Challenges That Could Impact Mid- and Long-Term Growth

‘Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2017’ Study Highlights the Growth of Ireland’s Hosting Industry, Its Near-Term Forecast and the Very Real Threats to Its Sustained Growth

DUBLIN – 12 December, 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 the release of a new report, “Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2017.”  The research study, created in collaboration with Bitpower and partly-funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), examines the opportunities and challenges associated with the digital asset hosting industry in Ireland.

The report also attempts to establish a baseline of the size, by category and sustainability, of Ireland’s data centre industry, addressing the scale of energy in use, requested and predicted over the period from 2017 to 2024.  In 2016, the total energy use for all operational data centres in Ireland was estimated to be 1.40 TWh.  Ireland’s total electricity use in 2016 was 27.6 TWh. By way of illustration, the world’s data centres used 416.2 TWh in 2016, of which Ireland’s data centre energy use represented 0.34 percent of the industry total.  By analysing the different types of data centres, and documenting the energy efficiency and best practices in data centre design and operations, the report will act as a useful reference for policymakers when looking to provide context to the growing global requirement for data centres, as a “Connected Planet” becomes a reality.

“Data has a much higher economic value than the energy that powers it, and all stakeholders should recognise this when trying to evaluate the sustainability of the data centre industry in Ireland,” comments David McAuley, Founder and CEO, Bitpower, and Host in Ireland Advisory Council member.  “As ‘Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2017’ report indicates, collaboration between data centre operators, state utilities and agencies, and renewable energy developers will be key to maintaining Ireland’s position as a Tier 1 global location for hosting and participating in the next wave of growth.”

To download a copy of “Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2017” report, 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

Dot-com data centre reaches end of life

Originally posted to Future-tech,

BACKGROUND

The London based data centre operator engaged with Future-tech to design and plan the logistics and sequencing associated with the refurbishment and upgrade of its primary data centre. All power and cooling equipment from the transformers, generators and UPS through to the air handling units and BMS have to be refurbished or replaced whilst maintaining live services to existing clients.

Much of the data centre’s critical infrastructure has reached the end of its serviceable life. Together with this, cabinet power densities have increased significantly since the late 90’s and early 2000’s and the facility’s capacity now needs to be 9MW+ if it is going to provide market acceptable power densities.

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