“Ireland will see inward investment from data centres top €10 billion by 2022” according to the latest Irish DataCentre Sector report prepared by ‘Host In Ireland’ in association with ‘Bitpower’
The report goes on “Inward investment from data centres has tripled over the past four years bringing the average annual spend to €1.3bn each year, and this continues to grow.”
Garry Connolly, CEO and Founder of Host In Ireland says: “The ability to send, receive and store vast amounts of information as quickly and efficiently as possible all being energised by green/renewable sources is key to Ireland retaining its competitive advantage in the tech industry. The demand for data globally only continues to grow and investment will continue so far as that trend lasts.”
Ireland, and particularly Dublin is currently Europe’s largest data centre market and home to 4 (Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook) of the leading 5 Hyperscalers active in the European market.
Last year (2018) saw 16 new data halls come online taking the total number of active data centres in Ireland to 53.
However, the real story is that a further 29 Data Centres have approved planning permission and are under development. This level of investment means there are huge opportunities for Investors, Suppliers and Service providers operating in the Data Centre Infrastructure sector.
Anthony McDermott from construction consultants Mitchell McDermott said “We find that typically 55% of spend in the sector is on equipment including generators and other large items such as air conditioning units. A further 20% is spent on civil, structural and architectural services, 15% is spent on mechanical, electrical and plumbing services and 10% on preliminary construction costs.”
DataCentres Ireland is the country’s largest and most complete event addressing the needs of all those involved in the Irish Data Centre market.
Featuring over 60 speakers and panellists, the Multi-Streamed Conference will again host a Strategy Steam as well as one addressing Operational issues, to ensure relevance to ALL involved in datacentres sector as well as other mission critical environments.
The Strategy Stream will discuss the issues and opportunities related to Ireland as a location for the hosting of digital assets and data centres investment.
Whilst the Operational Stream will address the practical issues related to building and operating your data centre more effectively, efficiently and securely.
This year’s Speaker line-up includes:
- Eddie Kilbane, Director Dataplex
- Matt Pullen, European MD, Cyrusone
- Paul Besley, COO, 5 Nines DataCentre
- Graeme McWilliams, COO, Echelon DC
- Seamus Dunne, MD, Interxion Ireland
- Garry Watson, Country Manager, Keppel DataCentres
- Brian Doherty, CEO, Atlantic Hub Data Centres
- David Connolly, CEO Irish Wind Energy Association
- Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aquacomms
- Valerie Walsh, VP Property, Digital Realty
- Fergus Innes, MD, IFSC
- Jerry Sweeney, MD, Cloud CIX
- James Connaughton, CEO, Nautilus DataCentres
- Leo Clancy, Head of Technology, IDA
Funded through the exhibition ALL aspects of DataCentres Ireland are FREE TO ATTEND. Click here to register today!
“It is only by understanding the needs of the market; meeting the decision makers and by forging business relationships, that companies will be able to capitalise on the opportunities Ireland has to offer in this sector…” Says Hugh Robinson, Event Director, “…DataCentres Ireland is a unique opportunity… where you can meet all those responsible in just two days”
To ensure you’re up to date with the latest knowledge and information on data centre developments and the Irish market make sure you visit DataCentres Ireland, 19 – 20 Nov. 2019, RDS, Dublin.
About DataCentres Ireland: DataCentres Ireland was founded in 2012 by Stepex Ltd, a communications, publishing and exhibitions company based in the UK. Supported by the Data Centre Alliance, Host in Ireland, IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Uptime Institute and IWEA (Irish Wind Energy Association) DataCentres Ireland is the largest and longest-running event of its kind. To view the programme and to register for free, click here or call +44 1 892 779992.