Ambassadors to the Digital Gateway to Europe

As outlined in the recent “Ireland’s Data Hosting Industry 2018 Q1” report, Ireland has rapidly built a global reputation as a leading data hosting hub. Connectivity to Europe and the Americas, high bandwidth capacity, cost efficiency, and power availability and reliability all contribute to making it an ideal location for data hosting.

To raise awareness of the benefits of digital assets hosting in Ireland, Host in Ireland provides organizations with the information and resources they require when making investment decisions. Just recently, the strategic global initiative and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location, added nine new members to its 2018 Executive Committee. As ambassadors to the Irish data hosting ecosphere, also known as the “Digital Gateway to Europe,” the Executive Committee plays a vital role in supporting all aspects of the organization through collaboration, business advocacy efforts and strategic guidance.

Representing new Host in Ireland 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.

“Since its inception in 2014, the Host in Ireland mission has evolved considerably as it responds to the shifting needs of a dynamic industry,” commented 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.”

Host in Ireland’s Executive Committee also welcomed three representatives from 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.

“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,” stated 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.”

Founded in 2014, Host in Ireland initiative has supported Ireland in its evolution to become “Home of the Hybrid Cloud,” promoting the many advantages that make the country 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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