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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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pr@imillerpr.com

Host in Ireland to Sponsor at AI Awards

DUBLIN – 19 November, 2018 Host in Ireland, a 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, today announces its sponsorship of the AI Awards Ireland 2018, taking place 22 November in Dublin.

AI Ireland is a non-profit community devoted to promoting artificial intelligence (AI) in Ireland. AI Ireland, through the AI Awards, aims to increase public awareness of AI and bring academia and industry together to showcase the excellent work done on the island of Ireland.

“Ireland’s world-leading relationship with data and the companies involved in driving data-driven innovation has spanned over six decades. With data being slated to grow by 30 percent just within the next decade, Ireland must be innovative to continue being at the forefront of this data evolution,” says Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland. “AI brings this opportunity to Ireland, and Host in Ireland is delighted to sponsor the AI Awards to help in the promotion, acknowledgement, and celebration of all that Ireland’s data leaders have to offer.”

This year there are six categories which highlight the achievements in a number of industries, ranging from start-ups to established companies and individuals. Winners for each category will be announced at the awards ceremony.

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.

Media Contact:

iMiller Public Relations for Host in Ireland

Tel: +1 866 307 2510

pr@imillerpr.com

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

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.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ilissa Miller

iMiller Public Relations

Tel: +1 866 307 2510

pr@imillerpr.com

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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