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Host in Ireland to Host Partner Pavilion at Datacloud Ireland 2018

DUBLIN – 30 AUGUST, 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 Partner Pavilion and participation at Datacloud Ireland, taking place 13 September at the Convention Centre in Dublin.

Host in Ireland will host its Partner Pavilion at the event, an exhibit focused on the advantages of the Irish hosting ecosphere, which will feature premier partners CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, Equinix, Keppel Data Centres, Kirby, Mercury, and Tate Inc.. The Partner Pavilion featuring these partners, as well as the exhibition pods of additional Host in Ireland partners Starline, EdgeConneX and Schneider Electric, will be located in the conference exhibition hall where attendees are welcome to meet with any of the participating organisations.

Tanya Duncan, Managing Director of Interxion Ireland, Ivan Habovcik, Ireland ITD Sales Director of Schneider Electric, Matthew Larbey, Managing Director of EdgeConneX, and Maurice Mortell, Managing Director- Ireland & Emerging Markets of Equinix, will be speaking on various panels at the event.

Datacloud Ireland is the continent’s premier global IT infrastructure and cloud event. This year’s theme is “Challenges and Opportunities for Enterprises and Investors in Ireland’s Global Data Hub.”

To set up a meeting with Host in Ireland or any of its premier partners at Datacloud Ireland 2018, please email HIIDatacloudIR@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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Host in Ireland Data Hosting Industry Report Indicates Continuing Momentum in Data Centre Sector

Update Reveals More Than €1 Billion of New Irish Data Centre Investments Were Announced in 2018 Q2

DUBLIN – 26 July 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, announces the release of its report, “Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2018 Q2 Update.”  According to the report, momentum in investment in Ireland’s data centre industry continues to grow with more than €1 billion of new projects announced over the past three months. The research study, created by Host in Ireland in collaboration with Bitpower, builds on the baseline set out in the 2017 report, addressing the sustainability of the Irish data industry.

With Apple’s decision not to progress with its €850 million data centre investment in Athenry, County Galway, Ireland, there was concern that the impact of the decision would affect Ireland’s ability to attract continued investment in data centres. However, the 2018 Q2 Update report indicates that 10 new data halls were announced between April and June 2018, and that in total more than €1 billion will be spent in the construction and operation of the facilities with an initial €500m being spent over the next three years. Additionally, eight new data centres are in construction with a further 12 having received planning permission. Moreover, data centres in Ireland have employed 5,700 people in full-time positions between construction and operational roles while generating €1.6 billion direct and €2.6 billion in indirect economic benefits to Ireland since 2010.

“Ireland’s contribution to the global data centre industry continues to grow with demand increasing for Irish companies, skills and expertise to lead projects across the U.S., Europe and Asia cementing our position as a global industry player,” explains Garry Connolly, Founder and CEO, Host in Ireland.  “As the Ireland Data Hosting 2018 Q2 report shows, Ireland remains attractive as a country at the forefront of an industry that is building modern digital infrastructure, and data hosting has evolved to become one of the pillars for attracting foreign direct investment into the country.”

To download a copy of “Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2018 Q2 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, 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 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 Sponsor at Datacloud Europe 2018

DUBLIN – 30 May, 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 its Showtime sponsorship and participation at Datacloud Europe 2018, taking place 12-14 June, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

Alongside premier partners CBRE, EdgeConneX®, Future-tech, Kirby Engineering & Construction, and Primary Integration, Host in Ireland will also be a featured organization in the “Irish Pavilion,” an exhibit focused on the advantages of the Irish hosting ecosphere.  The Irish Pavilion will be located in the conference exhibition hall where attendees are welcome to meet with any of the participating organizations.

In addition, Phill Lawson-Shanks, chief architect and vice president of innovation, EdgeConneX and Host in Ireland Executive Committee member, will participate on two panel sessions at Datacloud Europe, including “Finding Your Edge – What is the Impact of Emergent IT Infrastructure and Technologies on Existing Compute Delivery Models?” and “The Ubiquitous Edge and the 4th Industrial Revolution.” Furthermore, executives from several Host in Ireland partner companies will speak at the event, including CBRE, Equinix, Interxion, Schneider Electric, and Siemens.

In its 14th year, Datacloud Europe is the continent’s premier global IT infrastructure and cloud event.  The global congress and exhibition converges leaders within the cloud and data center community to discuss the current and future challenges facing the industry, including energy consumption, the Internet of Things (IoT), colocation at the edge, and related services and technologies. To register for Datacloud Europe 2018, visit http://www.datacloudcongress.com/register.

If you would like to set up a meeting with Host in Ireland at Datacloud Europe 2018, 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:

iMiller Public Relations for Host in Ireland Tel: +1 866 307 2510 pr@imillerpr.com

Host in Ireland Welcomes Nine New Members to Its 2018 Executive Committee

The Initiative Welcomes Representatives from Circular Data Solutions, EnerNOC, Ethos Engineering, Kirby Group Engineering, Kedington, Universal Electric Corporation, Digital Realty, Tate, and Schneider Electric to Its Executive Committee

DUBLIN – 18 April 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 the addition of nine new members to its 2018 Executive Committee.  These industry professionals represent six new and three existing partner companies, expanding the committee to include a total of 20 members for 2018.

The Executive Committee plays a vital role in supporting all aspects of the Host in Ireland initiative through collaboration, business advocacy efforts and strategic guidance. Representing new strategic partners for 2018 are Executive Committee members Mike Wegwermer, Co-Founder and Director of Circular Data Solutions; Peter Connolly, Regional Manager – Ireland, EnerNOC; Greg Hayden, CEO, Ethos Engineering; Matt Porter, Managing Director, Kedington; Mark Flanagan, Group Operations Director, Kirby Group Engineering; and Derek Kelly, Regional Sales Manager, Universal Electric Corporation.

Also joining the Executive Committee are representatives from three existing Host in Ireland partners, including Val Walsh, Vice President of Global Asset Management, Digital Realty; Seamus Cussen, Head of Sales, EMEA, Tate; and Ivan Habovcik, ITD Sales Director – Ireland, Schneider Electric.

“Since its inception in 2014, the Host in Ireland mission has evolved considerably as it responds to the shifting needs of a dynamic industry,” states Tanya Duncan, Managing Director, Interxion and Host in Ireland Executive Committee member.  “With help from new and existing Executive Committee members, Host in Ireland is educating enterprises and industry stakeholders on the strategic value of data centres, while communicating the benefits of Ireland as an optimal location for digital assets hosting.”

“As awareness of the benefits of the digital assets hosting environment in Ireland continues to grow, an increasing number of multinational stakeholders are investing resources in the region,” explains Maurice Mortell, Managing Director, Ireland and Emerging Markets, Equinix and Host in Ireland Executive Committee member.  “I look forward to welcoming our new committee members as we work together to further enhance the Irish hosting landscape by providing organizations with the information and resources they require when making investment decisions.”

The Host in Ireland initiative was founded in 2014 and has supported Ireland in its evolution to become the “Digital Gateway to Europe” and “Home of the Hybrid Cloud.”  It promotes the many advantages that make Ireland uniquely attractive to global operators, including its pro-business approach, attractive corporate tax, common law based legal system, continued investment in off-Island fiber cables to the U.S. and Europe, and continued financial support for data centre energy efficiency.

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

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

Update Reinforces How Irish Data Centres Have Evolved to Become an Industry of Substance

Host In Ireland LogoDUBLIN – 10 April 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 the release of a new update to its report, “Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2018 Q1 Update.”  The research study, created in collaboration with Bitpower, builds on the baseline set out in its recent 2017 report addressing the sustainability of the Irish data industry.

Updating existing baseline statistics and information, the report examines the opportunities and risks associated with the digital asset hosting industry in Ireland.  With a thriving digital economy, the country serves as home to some of the biggest names in the tech industry, exporting $71 billion of ICT services in 2016 alone.  This new update reveals that of the four types of existing data centres in Ireland, including hyperscale, colocation wholesale, colocation and private, hyperscale facilities dominate the market with 74 percent of the total MW capacity, which has grown from 420 to 480 in the first quarter of 2018.  In addition, the report predicts that just over €1.1 billion will be invested in Irish data centre construction in 2018, reaching cumulative investment of €9 billion by 2021.

“By providing the industry with the most timely and accurate update on data centre activity throughout Ireland, we are helping to materialize the goal of creating a “Connected Planet,” enabling industry stakeholders to access the necessary information to continue investing in the Irish digital economy,” explains David McAuley, Founder and CEO, Bitpower, and Host in Ireland Advisory Council member.  “We believe this baseline will act as a useful reference for policymakers as Ireland continues its leadership in the creation, retention and exportation of digital assets, products and services.”

To download a copy of “Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2018 Q1 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, 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 to Speak at CAPRE’s Seventh Annual Greater New York Data Center Summit

March 29, 2018 -- Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, announces today that its Founder and President, Garry Connolly, will speak at CAPRE’s Greater New York Data Center Summit, taking place 5 April, in New York. 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, “The Impact of Europe: Data Center Demand-Supply and Forecasting the Factors at Play Across the Pond, Including: Brexit and GDPR,” Mr. Connolly will join other data centre and financial investment leaders to discuss recent data centre development in Europe as well as the impact of Brexit and the data privacy obligations that multinational organisations face as a result of the implementation of the GDPR. WHAT:
  • Panel: “The Impact of Europe: Data Center Demand-Supply and Forecasting the Factors at Play Across the Pond, Including: Brexit and GDPR”    
WHERE:
  • CAPRE’s Greater New York Data Center Summit
  • New York
WHEN:         
  • Thursday, 5 April 2018     1:00 p.m
WHO:
  • Panelists include:
    • Garry Connolly, Founder and President, Host in Ireland, Co-Chair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Coalition
    • Svein Atle Hagaseth, Senior Vice President North America, Green Mountain Data Center, Ltd.
    • Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer of International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
    • Melvin Greer, Chief Data Scientist, Public Sector, Intel Corporation
    • Drew Leonard, Senior Vice President, UpStack
    • Jason Ó Conaill, International Partner, Infinity SDC
    • Moderator: Donough Roche, Owner & Principal, Datacentrs Inc.
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

Ethos Engineering Joins Host in Ireland as a Partner for 2018

Host in Ireland Welcomes Greg Hayden, Managing Director of Ethos Engineering, to Its Executive Committee

DUBLIN – 15 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 Ethos Engineering, an international company offering engineering solutions, will be a strategic partner in 2018. In addition, Greg Hayden, Managing Director of Ethos, will join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.

“We are honored to welcome Ethos Engineering to our exceptional team of Host in Ireland partners,” says Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland.  “Additionally, we extend a warm welcome to Greg Hayden who joins our Executive Committee. Given his organisation’s experience with First Q Network, the European mechanical and electrical consultancy services association with more than 2,500 engineers in 12 countries, and his active membership in many other organizations in the construction industry, including honorary treasurer of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland, Mr. Hayden is an ideal representative to join the initiative’s mission in expanding global awareness of the advantages of hosting digital assets in Ireland.”

The Host in Ireland Executive Committee plays an essential role in supporting all aspects of the initiative through collaboration, business advocacy efforts and strategic guidance.  Host in Ireland is sustained by the “5 Ps” – Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes and Power – representing the most important aspects of digital asset hosting. Ireland’s integration of these five key elements provides a structured foundation for companies of all sizes and markets on a global scale.  With the support of a growing team of partners, Host in Ireland has harnessed the “power of the collective,” fostering an environment of co-opetition where competing companies and organizations come together to achieve common goals through cooperation and collaboration.

“Ethos Engineering is delighted to become a partner of Host in Ireland for 2018,” states Greg Hayden, Managing Director of Ethos Engineering.  “We have been impressed with the work they have done over the past number of years and the strength of their collaboration partners. They have really helped put Ireland on the map for the hosting industry for all the right reasons.”

A three-time recipient of the Irish Construction Industry Awards’ ‘Consultancy of the Year’ honor, Ethos Engineering is one of the most innovative and recognized firms in the sector.  With more than 75 professionals currently employed across its offices in Dublin, Cork, and London, the company is among the largest mechanical and electrical consultancy practices and has been active in the data centre industry for 10-plus years. During that time, Ethos has designed more than 550MW of technical space for numerous industry-leading clients throughout Ireland and mainland Europe. Mr. Hayden has received the ‘European CEO Award’ recognising exceptional leadership and business best-practices within Pan-European engineering and consultancy firms from the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).

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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

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

Universal Electric Corporation, Manufacturer of Starline, Joins Host in Ireland as a Partner for 2018

The Organization Welcomes Derek Kelly, Regional Sales Manager, Ireland, of Universal Electric Corporation, to Its Executive Committee

DUBLIN – 7 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 Universal Electric Corporation (UEC), the organisation behind Starline power distribution and monitoring systems, will be a strategic partner in 2018.  In addition, Derek Kelly, Regional Sales Manager in Ireland, UEC, will join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.

“We are delighted to welcome Starline as a new strategic partner for 2018,” says Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland.  “Global partners such as Starline provide us with both the insights and reach needed to sustain our goals nationally and internationally.  In addition, I’d like to welcome Mr. Kelly, who brings more than three decades of experience to the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.”

Ireland’s data centre landscape has evolved dramatically over the past decade, growing into a world-class hosting location.  As more companies seek data centre environments that offer enhanced connectivity, security, cost control and renewable energy, Ireland has proven itself to meet the key hosting requirements of virtually any organisation.  Host in Ireland conveys this message utilizing the “5 Ps,” representing the most important aspects of digital asset hosting: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes and Power.  The Executive Committee plays a vital role in supporting all aspects of the Host in Ireland initiative through collaboration, business advocacy efforts and strategic guidance.

“I am delighted to align Host in Ireland and Starline as strategic partners,” states Derek Kelly.  “I hope to support the continued expansion of Ireland as a data centre technological hub and an innovator across Europe’s changing digital landscape.”

Starline is a global leader in power monitoring and distribution equipment.  For 30 years, Starline products have provided data centres with the most flexible, reliable and customisable power distribution systems in the market.  These benefits, combined with a smart yet simple design strategy, have catapulted the Starline brand to becoming the premier distribution solution for mission-critical applications.

“We are very pleased to announce the strategic partnership between Starline and Host in Ireland,” comments Mathew George, EMEA & SW Asia Sales Director of Universal Electric Corporation. “Host in Ireland has done remarkable work for the Irish economy by promoting foreign direct investment in Irish data centres over a number of years.  Ireland has caught the attention of many European countries looking to understand how a small nation could quickly bounce back from recession and adapt to become one of the world’s leading technology hubs in the data centre segment. A great can-do attitude and pro-business approach, in addition to a commitment to the 5 Ps principle, have made our partnership with Host in Ireland an obvious decision.”

From its inception in May of 2014, the Host in Ireland initiative has worked tirelessly to educate the digital assets hosting community and generate a deeper understanding of Ireland’s value as an optimum hosting location, globally.  Offering investors the highest in economic and political stability, global connectivity, available skilled labor, and high-level security and reliability, Ireland is an exceptional location for digital assets hosting within the EU region.

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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.