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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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.
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