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

If you would like to set up a meeting with Host in Ireland at Datacloud Europe 2018, please email  To learn more about Host in Ireland, visit

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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

Media Contact:

iMiller Public Relations for Host in Ireland Tel: +1 866 307 2510

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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.

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