Saturday, November 25, 2017


Data Economy speaks to Host in Ireland’s president on Apple’s $1bn data centre delay



When investors look at the world map for places to invest, in Europe there are two main markets that standout, and those are Ireland and the Nordics. Ireland alone is on a journey to top more than $10bn in data centre CAPEX – mostly from foreign companies and hyperscalers – by 2020. Speaking to Data Economy‘s João Marques Lima, Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, talks through the country’s journey to become a data centre giant, power supply to support market demand, the Apple data centre delay and how Ireland should now respond to the two-year long case which resulted in Apple’s getting planning permission for its $1bn site in Galway, and what Brexit means to Ireland and the Irish data centre industry.