Sponsored: In recent years, data centres have become a profitable business in Ireland. Multinationals like Microsoft, Google and Amazon have rooted their data storage sites across the country leaving Ireland in the unique position of having all of the top five international IT cloud providers and the top ten IT companies based in the country… with the likes of Brexit and Safe Harbor2. The reasons that companies are seeking to host their data in Ireland is becoming more and more compelling… and as a result so are the opportunities.
Over €2billion (£1.68billion) of investment in new datacentres or expansions to existing datacentres in Ireland has been announced this year already. These include:
* €200m – New DataCentre in Limerick – Tiernan Properties
* €150m – New DataCentre in Cork – JDC Group
* €150m Expansion into New DataCentre in Dublin – Google
* €900m Expansion of Dublin DataCentre Campus – Microsoft
* 160hectare New DataCentre & IT Campus site in Killala, Co. Mayo
* €1billion, New DataCentre in Galway – Apple
* €800m New DataCentre in Co. Meath – Facebook
* New DataCentre in Dublin – EdgeConnex
But this is not the end, as the Irish Wind Energy Association is forecasting a further €2billion of datacentres, new builds and expansions to existing sites to be announced in the next 5 years.
Whilst Ireland is known for the large hyper-scale data centres, the market is changing as more independent carrier neutral datacentres are being built, and with the demand for edge-centres continuing to grow this will only increase.
Ireland is getting connected – There is also a change happening in Ireland, the countries connectivity locally and internationally is becoming faster with new ‘pipes’ giving new direct connections to the USA, Paris and the Netherlands without going via London.
Cork is seeing a number of these ‘pipes’ hitting shore and is set to enjoy number of new developments over the coming years.
Internally (Irish) connectivity has also vastly improved which means that the opportunities for DC operators to find locations away from Dublin and Cork also exist.
Ireland is uniquely positioned to capitalise on the need for more Data storage and hosting which will be driven by in no small way by; IOT (Internet of Things), M2M (Machine to Machine) communications, Driverless cars, new 5G services, and the continued growth of streamed video.
Now in its fifth year, DataCentres Ireland takes place on the 8 – 9 November at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Dublin and is the country’s largest and best attended Conference & Exhibition for the island of Ireland.
This multi-streamed conference and exhibition benefits from the active involvement of industry organisations such as: Data Centre Alliance, The Green Grid and Host In Ireland.
Featuring over 50 leading national and international speakers, the conference will address both the ‘Operational’ and ‘Strategic’ issues effecting the hosting of and infrastructure needed.
The ‘Operational’ session will address practical issues of how to design, build and operate effective and resilient datacentres, server and comms rooms. Whether that be power, cooling legacy datacentres and new technologies, through to efficiencies that can be gained by monitoring ‘what you run on the servers’ and how developments such as Blockchain may effect industry processes and hence the datacentres and digital infrastructure.
The ‘Strategy’ sessions will look at the factors driving the Irish market, Brexit, Safeharbor2, legislation and issues related to Governance and Tax…. And what this may mean for investors, datacentre operators, and those seeking to host their digital asset in Ireland country.
As part of the Strategy Session “Host In Ireland” is sponsoring a dedicated Conference stream entitled “For Ireland The Data is the “Why”, The Centre is the “How” and will include Host In Ireland Executive and Advisory Council members along with selected global industry leaders.
With keynotes and panels, discussing issues linked to • Data Sovereignty- Protection, Compliance • Financing of Data/Hosting Infrastructure Developments • Irish Regional Development • Global Megatrends – What his may mean for Ireland •Creation, Retention and Attraction of Talent.
There’s a lot going on in Ireland… So invest the time and network with the market.
Registration is FREE via www.datacentres-ireland.com
To exhibit call the DataCentre Team on +44(0) 1 892 518877 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org