Mercury Engineering and Siemens Join Host in Ireland as Strategic Partners for 2017

The Organization Welcomes Paul Carthy, Business Development Manager at Mercury Engineering, and Gavan Plunkett, Global Account Manager at Siemens, to its Executive Committee

DUBLIN, IRELAND – March 7, 2017 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 Mercury Engineering, international provider of engineering solutions within the construction industry, and Siemens, a global technology conglomerate, are new strategic partners for 2017.  In addition, Paul Carthy, Business Development Manager at Mercury Engineering and Gavan Plunkett, Global Account Manager, Data Centre Solutions at Siemens, will both join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mercury Engineering and Siemens as our newest strategic partners,” states Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland.  “These companies are driving growth throughout the hosting industry with advanced technological innovation in engineering and electronics manufacturing, and will serve as critical assets to the growing collective of Host in Ireland partner companies.  In addition, we welcome Mr. Carthy and Mr. Plunkett, who together bring more than 50 years of industry experience to Host in Ireland’s Executive Committee.”

Host in Ireland is globally recognized as an influential body that not only positions Ireland as the premium location to host data, but also ensures the voice of the data center ecosystem is heard from a policy perspective,” states Gavan Plunkett, Global Account Manager, Data Centre Solutions at Siemens.  “By being a strategic partner of Host in Ireland, Siemens is contributing to the development of this critically important industry, and we are supporting the initiative by giving access to our worldwide range of experts and by participating in global events to attract data centers to Ireland.”

Ireland’s data center landscape has evolved dramatically over the past decade, growing into a world-class hosting location.  As more companies seek data center environments that offer enhanced connectivity, security, cost control and renewable energy, Ireland has proven itself to meet the key hosting requirements of virtually any organization.  Host in Ireland conveys this message utilizing the “5 Ps,” which represent 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.

“Mercury Engineering is proud to be active members of Host in Ireland,” comments Paul Carthy, Business Development Manager at Mercury Engineering.  “With constant change in global politics, growing legislative and regulatory complexity, and increasing stakeholder demand for transparency, companies today are obliged to conduct their business in a new strategic space.  Host in Ireland provides a global forum of industry peers through which we can raise our profile internationally, share and discuss industry trends and best practices, discuss challenges and opportunities, and, most importantly, influence change.”

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 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

About Mercury Engineering

MERCURY is an internationally-recognized provider of complex engineering and construction services.  With projects completed in 28 countries on four continents, the company has an unrivaled track record constructing data centers and has become the vendor of choice for some of for the world’s major operators.  Services offered include: Full Turnkey Design and Build, Project Management, Design, Procurement, General Contracting, Specialist Commissioning and Maintenance.  For more information, visit

About Siemens

Siemens (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years.  The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization.  One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry.  The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT.  In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion.  At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide.  Further information is available on the Internet at


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