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EdgeConneX Joins Host in Ireland as Strategic Partner

The Organization Also Welcomes EdgeConneX Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, to Its Executive Committee

DUBLIN – July 25, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces that EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the Edge of the network, is a new strategic partner. In addition, Phill Lawson-Shanks, chief architect and vice president of innovation of EdgeConneX, will join Host in Ireland’s Executive Committee.

“We are delighted to welcome EdgeConneX to Host in Ireland’s growing team of distinguished partner companies,” states Garry Connolly, Founder and President of Host in Ireland. “The company’s leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions are expanding and improving access to wireless and data communications and represent a much-needed paradigm shift. Meanwhile, we extend a warm welcome to Mr. Lawson-Shanks, who has been designing and deploying industry leading data center solutions in both the UK and the U.S. for over 25 years, to Host in Ireland’s Executive Committee.”

Ireland’s data center landscape has evolved dramatically over the past decade, growing into a world-class hosting location. As more companies seek data center environments that offer enhanced connectivity, security, cost control and renewable energy, Ireland has proven itself to meet the key hosting requirements of virtually any organization. Host in Ireland has worked to promote these advantages through the “5 Ps” – Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes and Power. The Executive Committee plays a vital role in supporting all aspects of the Host in Ireland initiative through collaboration, business advocacy efforts and strategic guidance.

Host in Ireland’s partner companies have been instrumental to the establishment of Ireland as a world leader in the digital assets hosting landscape,” shares Mr. Lawson-Shanks. “I am honored to join my esteemed industry colleagues on the organization’s Executive Committee and plan to lend my unique insights and perspectives to help elevate Ireland’s position within the global hosting community.”

Founded in 2013, Host in Ireland has headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and satellite offices in New York. Although many of the organization’s partners are competitors, they come together as a collective to provide global companies with timely and accurate information concerning why Ireland provides the services and business environment to meet their digital hosting requirements.

To learn more about Host in Ireland or to get involved with the initiative, please email marketing@hostinireland.com or visit www.hostinireland.com.

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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 www.hostinireland.com.

About EdgeConneX
EdgeConneX® is the only global Edge Data Center® provider. Creating purpose-built, edge-of-network infrastructure solutions that extend the Internet’s reach, EdgeConneX enables the fastest and most secure delivery of content, cloud services and applications. Edge Data Centers host bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive data closer to end-users, establishing a more secure, reliable and cost effective distribution model for the Internet. For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere® at edgeconnex.com.