Host in Ireland

Host in Ireland announces its 40 member partners expansion

26 January 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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Host in Ireland has announced 40 member partners for 2021, which is the largest membership in the initiative’s history.

The initiative revealed that the 33% increase in membership reflects the continued growth of indigenous and Irish-based companies that make up the Irish data centre ecosystem.

The growth was said to be reflected in €117 billion in computer service exports, 26% of all Irish exports, in the first half of 2020, according to the most recent biannual report from Host in Ireland.

The new partners represent a broad cross-section of companies working in, alongside and from the data centre industry in Ireland.

They include a diverse set of organisations ranging from construction, engineering and energy consultants to architects and solutions providers, according to Host in Ireland.

The new partners are: Ardmac, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., CAI, Cornwall Insight, Vertiv, Lightning Protection International, Anord Mardix, C+W O'Brien Architects, Convergint Technologies, Kohler Power, AECOM, Sims Lifecycle Services

“From day one, collaboration has been at the heart of Host in Ireland and is one of the pillars we are most proud of,” said Garry Connolly (pictured), president and founder of Host in Ireland.

“The wide variety of new organisations joining us this year showcases the calibre and quality of companies that come together to make Ireland a global data centre of excellence.

“As we move forward in 2021, the challenges and opportunities facing the data centre industry will require bold leadership, clear vision and clarity of words to highlight the benefits this industry brings to Ireland.

“I am confident we have the right set of partners at the right time to help us be successful in these efforts.”

For the first time, Host in Ireland’s membership also includes two new pro bono partnerships. They will have the chance to network and provide input into the future direction of data hosting in Ireland, according to the initiative.