Why Ireland is a global leader for digital infrastructure, Garry Connolly Host in Ireland launch 2023 Ecosystem Report

We chat with Garry Connolly, founder of Host in Ireland to learn more about their 2023 Ecosystem Report. We discuss why Ireland has been successful in this sector, what emerging trends you should be looking out for, and what insights the report has uncovered.

More about Host in Ireland’s 2023 Ecosystem Report

Have you ever wondered why Ireland is an intrinsic home to digital infrastructure and Irish companies so successful? Why is talent developed in Ireland so coveted around the world? Where decisions were once made out solely of US headquarters, we now see key heads of influence sit in or come through Ireland more than ever before.Host in Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 Ecosystem Report, “Digital Infrastructure: An Irish Export Success”.

The 2022 Host in Ireland Ecosystem report introduced the characteristics of the digital infrastructure ecosystem and what it means to be I.R.I.S.H. – Ingenuity, Relentlessness, Integrity, Strength and History. We explained who the companies were and defined cohorts of how they operate within the system. We also shared why companies doing business in and from Ireland have been able to influence the global data centre market.

This year we are looking at the ecosystem in action. Why the Irish ecosystem is in such demand on global projects and what are the characteristics of it that make it so transportable. We are also trying to understand why the talent that comes through or from Ireland is so highly sought after and why that makes it one of the most exportable – and successful – elements of the industry.

Garry Connolly is the Founder of Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland and Irish companies delivering international data centre projects. A self-proclaimed “stubborn digital optimist,” Garry is a much sought-after keynote speaker, panelist and moderator at global industry events.

Host in Ireland is a global initiative created to increase awareness for how and why digital infrastructure coming from Ireland – with global and Irish companies – plays a unique role around the world. With more than 50 partners across the digital infrastructure ecosystem, Host in Ireland operates under a spirit of “co-opetition”. Market competitors come together in trust to support actions promoting the capabilities of Ireland as a centre of data excellence.

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