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Host in Ireland to Explore Economic Impact of Regional Data Hosting at Datacloud Ireland

Host in Ireland Founder and President, Garry Connolly, to Discuss the Role of Data Centres on the Growth of the Irish Economy

DUBLIN – 14 September, 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 its participation at Datacloud Ireland, taking place 21 September, 2017 at the Convention Centre, Dublin.  Addressing an often-misunderstood subject, Host in Ireland Founder and President, Garry Connolly, as a Special Intelligence Session moderator, will join industry experts to explore the economic benefits associated with an increase in digital assets hosting throughout Ireland.  In addition, Mr. Connolly will chair a panel session discussing the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on organisations throughout the region.

“More than a quarter of the gross domestic product of Ireland is from software and data-related services, underpinned by Irish data centres and colocation facilities,” shares Mr. Connolly.  “The data hosting industry plays a critical role in Ireland’s economic development, creating a wealth of new employment opportunities as Ireland continues to attract major multinational companies seeking an optimal location to host their digital assets.  As the data hosting sector continues to grow throughout the country, this conference will provide an opportunity for the industry’s most influential players to work in tandem to advance the data hosting industry, while educating the greater community on why digital assets hosting is important to the growth of the Irish economy.”

“Unfortunately, many people throughout Ireland don’t grasp the full value of digital hosting as it relates to job creation and economic development, failing to see beyond the mere physical construction of data center facilities,” Mr. Connolly adds.  “To judge the data industry from that perspective would be akin to measuring the effect of the agricultural industry based on a field of hay.  Similarly, the economic and job multiplier effects of data hosting extend well beyond the tangible infrastructure.”

On Thursday, 21 September, at 9:40 a.m., Mr. Connolly will join an esteemed group of national and international data protection specialists as the moderator of the Special Intelligence Session, “GDPR Mastered.”  This session will explore the overall impact of the GDPR on the creation, retention and distribution of data, as well as the effects that it will have on data hosting throughout Ireland and the European Union.

In addition, later that morning, at 10:15 a.m., Mr. Connolly will chair the panel session “The Brave New World of GDPR,” featuring Ireland’s Deputy Data Protection Commissioner and representatives from NetApp, Frontier Privacy and Compuware.  As companies evolve to comply with GDPR legislation, these changes bring about a host of new concerns, as well as opportunities.  During this session, panelists will discuss the opportunities and challenges that the GDPR will have on all global companies and their relationship with the data of EU citizens.

“At its core, the GDPR is designed to help organisations gain increased focus on the privacy and security of EU citizens’ data,” remarks Mr. Connolly.  “I am very much looking forward to joining other industry leaders as we explore ways to increase awareness of the implications of the GDPR, as well as educate attendees on how companies will need to ‘up their game’ in advance of when the regulation goes into effect on 25 May 2018, to ensure compliance before it’s too late.”

Alongside premier partners CBRE, EdgeConneX®, Equinix, Future-tech, Keppel Data Centres, Mercury Engineering, Primary Integration and Siemens, Host in Ireland will also be a featured organisation in the “Irish Pavilion,” an exhibit focused on the advantages of the Irish hosting ecosphere.

Datacloud Ireland will bring together international enterprises, local providers, investment agencies and power supply companies as a platform for networking, education and collaboration among hosting industry professionals.  The forum highlights the unique value of data centre, cloud and IT infrastructure across Ireland, which has become the gateway to Europe for multinational businesses.

If you would like to set up a meeting with Host in Ireland at Datacloud Ireland 2017, please email hostinireland@imillerpr.com.  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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US Data Centres Successfully Overcome Three Global Challenges

Originally posted to Future-tech,

us-data-centres-successfully-overcome-three-global-challengesThe data centre industry has exploded with vigorous growth; according to industry analyst IDC, the total number of data centres around the world will peak at 8.6 million in 2017. While “Data Center Outlook 2016” reports that this year data centre stocks surged 19% in Q1, and averaged 50% in Q2 and shows that globally, North America remains the most competitive market, representing 44% of the total market share. 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

IoT will have a huge impact on the data centre industry, says Interxion

Originally posted by – John Kennedy on Silicon Republic

Jelle Frank van der Zwet, director of Interxion's of Business Development and Marketing, Cloud Segment

Jelle_Frank_Interxion-718x523The internet of things (IoT) is expected to have a huge impact on the data centre industry in terms of data, analytics and volume, and the interconnected data centre will play a starring role, says Jelle Frank van der Zwet from Interxion.

Interxion recently announced it is to build its third Irish data centre on the outskirts of Dublin, which will be due for completion in Q4 2016.

Van der Zwet manages the pan-European marketing and product development programme for Interxion’s fast-growing cloud community.

He has more than 12 years of experience working in ICT product and business development.

According to Van der Zwet, the role of data centres in IT is changing.

To read the full article, view it on the Silicon Republic website here.

Dataplex seeking €100 million for Dublin expansion

EddHII DataCentres Success Storyie Kilbane, the Chief Executive of the Irish data centre operator, Dataplex has told the Irish Independent that the company is looking for to secure some €100 million help fund a second datacentre in Dublin. "Dataplex is continuing expansion in the Irish market, we're currently in the process of raising €100m for some additional data centre space, which we'll be bringing to market," Kilbane told the Sunday Independent. Read more

The European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centre: Towards a Low Carbon Europe

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The European Code of Conduct for Data Centres programme is a voluntary initiative managed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s in-house science service. The Code addresses primarily data centre owners and operators, and secondly the supply chain and service providers.

  The energy saving focus of the Code of Conduct covers two main areas: 1. IT Load - this relates to the consumption of the IT equipment in the data centre. 2. Facilities Load - this relates to the mechanical and electrical systems that support the IT electrical load. Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 4.17.49 PM

The Data Centres Code of Conduct has been created in response to increasing energy consumption in data centres and the need to reduce the related environmental, economic and energy supply impacts. The aim is to inform and stimulate operators and owners to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner without hampering the critical function of data centres. Providing a platform to bring together European stakeholders to discuss and agree voluntary actions which will improve energy efficiency following European conditions such as the climate and energy markets regulations.

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Ireland remains fastest-growing economy in Europe

New European Commission forecast expects Irish unemployment levels to fall further

Ireland has retained its status as the European Union’s fastest-growing economy, according to European Commission forecasts published this morning.

The Commission’s triannual analysis of the EU’s 28 economies predicts that Irish gdp (gross domestic product) will grow by 4.5 per cent this year, before slowing to 3.5 per cent in 2017.

Following growth of 6.9 per cent in 2015, Ireland continues to be the fastest-growing economy in Europe. The projected growth rate of 4.5 per cent in 2016 leaves Ireland just ahead of Malta and Luxembourg in terms of gdp growth, with 1.8 per cent growth forecast in the euro zone’s largest economy, Germany, 1.3 per cent for France, and 2.1 per cent in Britain.

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Zayo to Acquire Viatel

Acquisition to cement Zayo as a leading Pan-European infrastructure provider

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (“Zayo”) (NYSE: ZAYO), a leading provider of bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and connectivity services, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Viatel’s infrastructure and non-Irish enterprise businesses. Viatel is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Digiweb Group, a full service telecommunications and managed services operator, based in Dublin, Ireland. The purchase price is approximately €95 million. The Viatel acquisition will provide Zayo with Pan-European intercity and metro fiber capability via an 8,400 kilometer fiber network across eight countries. The transaction will add 12 new metro networks, seven data centers and connectivity to 81 on-net buildings. Two wholly-owned subsea cable systems will provide connectivity on two of Europe’s busiest routes – London-Amsterdam and London-Paris. The Viatel businesses to be acquired are highly aligned with Zayo’s existing product and customer set, including a higher proportion of dark fiber revenue. Originally posted on Business Wire. To read this article in its entirety, please click here: Read More

Why Ireland? We ask Adroll…

AdRoll is a Silicon Valley start-up with technology that has gone down a storm in the fast-changing world of online advertising. Such was its success that it began to look for a base outside of North America to expand its operations. Marius Smyth, managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Asia, explains….

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We provide the number one retargeting technology for advertisers globally. Retargeting is when a company re-engages with customers after they have visited their website. It works by keeping track of people and displaying retargeting ads to them as they visit other sites online. With only around 2 per cent of people converting into a sale when they visit a web site, it’s a way for our clients to reconnect with the other 98 per cent as they go off somewhere else. It’s a platform where clients only pay for what they use and it’s becoming as ubiquitous as Google AdWords.

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Interxion in €170M Expansion in Four European Data Center Markets

PrintBY YEVGENIY SVERDLIK  European data center services giant Interxion announced plans to expand capacity in four key markets, expecting to invest about €170 million total. Plans include new data center construction in Amsterdam, where the company is headquartered, Dublin, and Copenhagen, and an expanded build-out plan for a previously announced facility in Frankfurt. In a statement, Interxion CEO David Ruberg said the provider saw “solid demand” across key European markets and was expanding in response. Read more