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

Update Examines Growth of Renewable Energies to Further Support the Data Centre Industry

DUBLIN – 21 November 2018 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 its report, “Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2018 Q3 Update.”  The report in collaboration with Bitpower, highlights the continued growth of the data centre industry in Ireland as well as outlining their continued prioritization of green energy.

Supplemental to previous updates for their “Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2018 Update” series, this report performs an analysis of the evolution of energy efficiency in data centres as well as the continued growth of these facilities in the market. The report explores the opening of several new and large facilities in Ireland, most notably by Facebook in Clonee, which plans to be fully sustained by renewable energy. Other large companies with presence in Ireland include Google, Microsoft and Amazon, which have committed to or already secured 100 percent renewable resources for their Ireland-based locations. Furthermore, the report outlines the completion of new Hyperscale and Build to Suit facilities in the third quarter of 2018 (Q3).

“As we move towards 2018’s close, it’s a great time to look over the industry’s progress. With a total of 48 data centres boasting 540 megawatts of grid-connected power capacity, it’s crucial that renewable energies move to support these demands, which continue to increase,” states Garry Connolly, Founder and CEO, Host in Ireland. “With this updated report, we hope to provide an overview of Ireland’s success in these energy and efficiency considerations, as well as introduce investors and clients to the technologies that will support our future.”

In 2017, 29 percent of Ireland’s grid electricity was generated from renewable resources. By 2020, the country aims to increase that number up to 40 percent, while the goal for 2030 sits at 70 percent. The report reveals that tools like virtualisation, power usage effectiveness (PuE) Metric benchmarks and hot aisle containment designs allow for more efficient data centre operations. Going beyond these established methods, new energy efficient methodologies are being implemented to further augment and ensure data centre progress. The Excellence in Energy Efficient Design (EXEED) certified program, a support scheme developed by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI),  includes grant and capital supports to bolster new designs and systematic technology adoptions.

To download a copy of “Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2018 Q3 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 is an award-winning strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland as well as Irish companies that are designing, building, and operating data centres globally. There are many benefits to hosting in Ireland- 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. For more information about Host in Ireland, visit www.hostinireland.com.

Ilissa Miller

iMiller Public Relations

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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:

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