Host in Ireland Receives Innovative Data Center Location Award

Datacloud Europe Honors Only Non-Governmental Organization in Competition

Host in IrelandDUBLIN – June 14,
2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces that Datacloud Europe 2016 has awarded Ireland the Innovative Data Center Location Award. The Continent’s premier global IT infrastructure and cloud event, Datacloud Europe 2016 took place June 8-9 in Monaco and winners of the Datacloud Awards were announced during the 9th annual pre-conference dinner on June 7 at Le Méridien.  The inaugural award for data center locations in the EMEA signifies industry recognition on an international level and the win by Ireland was further distinguished by Host in Ireland’s position as the only non-governmental organization in competition.

HII-DC-6.13“Speaking on behalf of our partner companies, esteemed advisory council and the executive committee members of Host in Ireland, we graciously accept Datacloud’s Innovative Data Center Location of the Year Award recognizing Ireland,” states President and Founder of Host in Ireland, Garry Connolly.  “This honor caps a year of notable accomplishments for Host in Ireland, including the addition of several new member companies, the launch of the ‘Irish Pavilion’ at Datacloud Europe and a host of multinational enterprises across diverse industry sectors selecting Ireland to host their digital assets.”

Ireland’s data center landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade as enterprises’ business requirements and the pivotal role of cloud and content providers continue to drive the global digital economy.  Variously characterized as the “Home of the Hybrid Cloud,” “Data Capital,” and “Data Center Hub” of Europe, Host in Ireland has worked to shape and authenticate these global industry perceptions through timely and accurate information concerning the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland.

As global enterprises seek security, renewable energy, connectivity and cost control in their data center hosting environments, Ireland is well-equipped to meet these requirements.  Host in Ireland raises awareness of the benefits of Ireland as an optimal location for hosting digital assets through its “5 Ps” – Policies, Pedigree, People, Power and Pipes.

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About Host in Ireland

Host in Ireland is an industry-led marketing initiative that provides timely and accurate information on 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


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