Organization Welcomes Vincent Barro, Global Operations and IT Business Vice President at Schneider Electric, to Executive Committee

Host in IrelandDUBLIN, IRELAND – March 1, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces the addition Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, as a new partner for 2016.  In light of this new partnership, Vincent Barro, Global Operations and IT Business Vice President at Schneider Electric, will join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee as its newest member.

“We are thrilled to welcome Schneider Electric as a Host in Ireland strategic partner,” states Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland.  “As the newest member of our Executive Committee, Mr. Barro brings with him a fresh perspective of the industry, deeply rooted in an expert understanding of energy as it relates to the Irish data center and IT landscape.  Energy is a crucial component of the most important aspects of digital asset hosting, the 5 Ps: Policies, People, Pedigree, Pipes and Power.”

“With abundant access to power, space to grow and the strongest international reputation, Ireland is an exceptional and low risk destination for digital assets hosting,” explains Mr. Barro “Schneider Electric is proud to have contributed to the country’s superior status by providing safe, reliable and efficient energy to power data centers and other mission-critical facilities and activities.  Host in Ireland is an asset to the Irish hosting community, and we are honored to be a part of its success in strengthening and sustaining the country’s position as a worldwide industry leader,” Barro adds.

Founded in 2013, Host in Ireland has grown exponentially, extending its reach from its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, to the UK and U.S.  Its strategic partnership community is comprised of influential industry members that put aside competition to provide timely and accurate information concerning how and why Ireland provides the services and business environment necessary to meet international companies’ digital hosting requirements.

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About Host in Ireland

Host in Ireland is an industry-led marketing initiative that provides timely and accurate information on 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 Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation.  With revenues of €25 billion in FY2014, our 170,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations.  Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives.  At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.