Ireland is home to one of the largest data centre clusters in Europe. Ireland’s combination of Policy, Pedigree, People, Power and Pipes (5 Ps) is assisting the market to grow from indigenous operators (CIX and Dataplex) to multinationals (Interxion, Digital Realty, KeppelDC, Equinix) and global hyperscalers (Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Apple).
The rapid growth in the adoption of cloud computing is supercharging demand for data centre capacity, however it raises a number of issues that data centres must constantly monitor and address. These include data security and protection, performance monitoring, resource optimisation, energy efficiency and support for new use cases, services and workloads.
On 9 December 2016, we will be holding a workshop with owners and managers of data centres to:
- Identify specific policy, business, legal and technical issues and opportunities relating to the operation of data centres arising from the growth in cloud computing and how they should be addressed.
- Identify practical research or outreach actions that will support data centres in Ireland in addressing these issues and opportunities in a systematic manner.
The event will take place in Q301 in DCU Business School from 10:00 to 13:00 on Friday, 9 December 2016 followed by a light lunch. IC4 and invited guest speakers will present on:
- Introduction to IC4 and IC4 Research – Professor Theo Lynn
- Horizon 2020 Research Spotlight
- CloudLightning – Professor John Morrison
- CACTOS – Dr Paul Liston
- PROTECTIVE – Dr Brian Lee
- Policy, Business and Legal Issues and Opportunities for Irish Data Centres – Garry Connolly, President and Founder, Host in Ireland
This event is free of charge, however places are limited, so make sure to confirm your place by registering now.