Originally posted on Data Center Post by Laurie Samper

Ireland’s digital economy is booming, and with the incredible benefits it has to offer – it’s no wonder. Since its launch in May 2014, Host in Ireland has been dedicated to educating the market on the “5 Ps”: Policy, Pedigree, People, Pipes and Power, representing the many benefits of hosting digital assets on Irish soil.  With strong political and economic stability; a history of industry success; worldwide connectivity and modernized energy options; and world-leading availability of skilled labor (according to IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook), global tech companies are continually flocking to Ireland to take advantage of everything it has to offer.

Just this month, Host in Ireland partner TelecityGroup announced new jobs and broke ground in Dublin for its innovative “heart of the digital economy” data center.  Its fourth data center stationed in Ireland, TelecityGroup’s new facility is a testament to the growth and success it has experienced within the region.  Designed to host international, national and metropolitan carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and Content Distribution Networks (CDNs), this choice location provides customers with high capacity, diverse and low latency connectivity, making it one of the most ideal data centers available in Ireland.

Alongside TelecityGroup’s expansion within Ireland, tech giant Apple is currently investing €850m into its latest data center venture in Galway.  Focused on environmentally progressive design, Apple’s expansion in Ireland is part of its largest European venture to date, marking a new era for green, renewable energy trends within the tech industry.  Planned for completion in 2017, this 166,000-square-meter facility will create 300 jobs and contribute to the greater community through restoring land and providing educational space for local schools.

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