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Ireland’s services and infrastructure provide your organisation with a framework for success. With our nation’s capabilities at the ready, your company will be able to establish operations efficiently, ensuring that business is up and running as quickly as possible. Here’s what Ireland can offer:

Data Hosting at a Global Standard. From self-build to Cloud and Co-Location, Ireland has the data hosting credentials to match any need.

Over the past decade, Ireland has become a global data hosting hub. The infrastructure and capabilities that have been accrued over that time mean your organisation has more data hosting opportunities than you will find in many other countries. So if data hosting is key to the success of your business, consider what Ireland has to offer:

Build Your Own Data Centre. With the talented workforce available in Ireland, and the long-term support structure we’ve put in place, self-build data hosting is a wise investment.

With the talented workforce available in Ireland, and the long-term support structure we’ve put in place, self-build data hosting is a wise investment. The country has a track record in data centre investments. In fact, the major European data centre operations of Amazon and Microsoft are already based in Ireland, with close to $2 billion dollars worth of data infrastructure.

Dublin serves as the main location for data centre investment in Ireland due to its excellent European and transatlantic fibre connectivity and network region. Dublin is also home to several leading global constructions firms specialising in the development and fit out of data centres, which means your demands can rapidly be met. The county also has an abundance of energy and resilient power grid backed up by a new international energy interchange between Wales and Ireland.

National Data Parks Dublin in particular provides streamlined planning for a variety of sites in the area, giving companies the ability to meet their most demanding requirements:

• Streamlined Planning

• Availability of Power

• On Site Electricity Sub Station

• On Site Telecoms Fibre

• On Site Gas Agi

• Access to Dublin Main Fibre Ring

• Turnkey Plots

• Local and National Representation

• Tendering Contacts for Irish Indigenous Construction Firms

Convert a Space into a Data Centre. Rapid fit out and deployment capabilities mean that Ireland is primed and ready for your organisation to convert existing properties.

Rapid fit out and deployment capabilities mean that Ireland is primed and ready for your organisation to convert existing properties. In fact, several existing warehouse facilities are available in the greater Dublin region for development. Many leading global constructions firms specialising in the development and fit out of data centres call Dublin home, so your demands can rapidly be met.

National Data Parks Dublin also offers a variety of sites for conversion, giving companies the ability to meet their most demanding requirements, inclusive of:

• Streamlined Planning

• Availability of Power

• On Site Electricity Sub Station

• On Site Telecoms Fibre

• On Site Gas Agi

• Access to Dublin Main Fibre Ring

• Turnkey Plots

• Local and National Representation

• Tendering Contacts for Irish Indigenous Construction Firms

Infrastructure features include:

• Data Centre-ready sites

• Multiple telecoms routes connecting US and Europe

Co-location data centre capacity availability

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Consider the Benefits of Co-Location. A superior range of co-location partners means you will be spoilt for choice in Ireland.

A superior range of co-location partners means you will be spoilt for choice in Ireland. With strong Irish Data Regulations in place for the protection of co-location partners, you can rest assured that your data is always safe. Plus, by storing your data or hosting your applications in Ireland, your organisation has the opportunity to sell through to organisations across the European Union while taking advantage of the 12.5% Irish corporate tax rate and multiple other tax agreements.

Our Cluster Members offer a number of services. Here are just a few:

Telecity Group Ireland

Telecity Group’s three data centres are all located within approximately 8km of the centre of Dublin and are within easy reach of Dublin International Airport. All of their facilities have been built to exacting standards and provide a resilient environment with security, power and extensive connectivity for all your mission-critical hosting needs. A wide range of value added managed services are also available.

Interxion Group Ireland

Interxion Group is a leading provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral co-location data centre services in Ireland and across Europe. By co-locating IT infrastructure with Interxion Group, organisations can cut both capital and operational costs while improving application performance, achieving increased business flexibility and realise the value of community membership.

Blacknight Ireland

Blacknight is a 100% Irish owned ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company based in Ireland. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media,

Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting plans and domain name registration services to business globally. Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd (Blacknight) specialises in serving the hosting and co-location needs of business, both large and small.

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Take Advantage of Cloud Hosting. Ensure that your data is served with the utmost professionalism when you host your data in the Cloud, via Ireland. Connect With a Wholesale Data Space. Work with data centre property specialists who can assist with designing, developing and operating 100% availability Next Generation data centres.

Ensure that your data is served with the utmost professionalism when you host your data in the Cloud, via Ireland. A broad selection of hosting partners is available to your organisation in Ireland. With strong Irish Data Regulations in place for the protection of hosting clients, you can rest assured that your data is always safe. Plus, by storing your data or hosting your applications in Ireland, your organisation has the opportunity to sell through to organisations across the European Union while taking advantage of the 12.5% Irish corporate tax rate and multiple other tax agreements.

Service providers such as Microsoft, BT and Blacknight offer a full range of hosting options depending on each organization's needs. These partners provide Ireland based hosting packages that can help create a professional backbone for your organisation’s online business.

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A Research & Development Hotbed. Take advantage of Ireland’s strong foundation in Data, Cloud and Digital product and service development capabilities.

With a rich base of academic and professional study into cutting-edge fields like Cloud Computing and Data Analytics, Ireland makes an excellent place for further research and development. Our ability to assist with partnerships is a boon to the many companies which have already set down roots for their R&D operations. Here’s what Ireland has to offer:

Explore the Possibilities of Cloud Computing. You can join some of the world’s most innovative companies which have set up shop in Ireland for R&D into Cloud Computing.

Discover the Potential of Analytics. Consider that, with Data Analytics a major up and coming area of research, the world’s leading analytics companies have chosen Ireland for R&D.

Break the Boundaries of Digital Capability. If your organisation is in the Digital space, Ireland would put you in good company with some of the world’s best producers

Make a Move to the Cloud. Ireland has built up proficiencies in helping corporations transition their businesses to the Cloud.

With the great expansion of capabilities that the Cloud has made possible, it is a distinct competitive advantage to make the transition. With the infrastructure available in Ireland, as well as the support services and expertise, it is an easy choice to make. Here’s what Ireland can offer for transition to the Cloud:

Learn More About the Cloud Transition Centre. With all the support and guidance available in Ireland, there is no better place to plan and manage your transition.

With all the support and guidance available in Ireland, there is no better place to plan and manage your transition. And for those organisations which choose to establish a Cloud Transition Centre in Ireland, the IDCC provides support, guidance, grants and tax efficiency. This support comes in many forms that cover just about every aspect of your transition, including staff training, research and development investment, set up costs and more.

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Get Your Resources Up to Speed. Ireland provides the expertise necessary to improve the skills of your staff so they are equipped to manage next generation business challenges.

Ireland provides the expertise necessary to improve the skills of your staff so they are equipped to manage next generation business challenges. Ireland has the structure and expertise in place to train and advance the skill sets of your internal resources as you migrate your organisation’s legacy systems to cloud hosting. In fact, through Ireland’s Industrial Development Authority IDA), your organisation can receive support in the form of grants for skills development and training.

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Collaborate with Academic Experts. To make the technological leaps that will spur advancement, your organisation can tap into Ireland’s vast academic resources.

To make the technological leaps that will spur advancement, your organisation can tap into Ireland’s vast academic resources. When your organisation requires specialized expertise, research capabilities and access to the latest state-of-the-art equipment, Ireland’s Applied Research Enhancement Centres can assist in expediting your research and development efforts. While your organisation gets to limit its exposure to R&D risk as well as commercial risk, the colleges and universities (known in this program as “Knowledge Providers”) with which you collaborate gain a stronger research capability built on experience and live projects. There are over 30 Knowledge Providers throughout Ireland.

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A Hub for Data Analytics. In the world of BI and Big Data, Ireland gives you the ability to mine value out of your data.

The value of data has increased sharply in recent years. That is due to the ability of organisations to effectively exploit their data and garner intelligence about how their businesses run and how to improve efficiencies, as well as product and service delivery. Ireland provides all the expertise needed to allow your organisation to exploit data – to seek out new revenue streams, find value where it may not have been seen before, and trim costs. That is because Ireland has established a Data Analytics Technology Centre. Based in University College Dublin, and backed by the Dublin Institute of Technology and University College Cork, the €6 million Enterprise Ireland Technology Centre provides a combination of academic and private sector expertise in the data analytics segment.

A Centre for IP in the Cloud. Ireland has established the infrastructure for you to effectively host in the Cloud, globally.

With the web enabling global commerce in a way never before possible, Ireland provides the data centre capabilities for your organisation to establish a global IP base from which you can transact reliably and effectively. Here is what Ireland can offer:

Establish a Global IP Base. With the infrastructure in place, and superior financial incentives locked in for investment, Ireland is an excellent place to establish your IP presence.

With the infrastructure in place, and superior financial incentives locked in for investment, Ireland is an excellent place to establish your IP presence. The IDCC provides support, guidance, grant opportunities and tax efficiency for organisations like yours that wish to establish or move their IP base. Your organisation can also benefit from other incentives.

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Set Up to Sell Hosting Globally. With reliability the key to online services, Ireland gives your organisation the stability of platforms and service to effective sell hosting around the world.

With reliability the key to online services, Ireland gives your organisation the stability of platforms and service to effective sell hosting around the world. If your organisation is looking to sell or resell hosting, the IDCC works directly with many hosting firms with which you can partner. From basic offerings to bandwidth in the terabytes, Ireland’s infrastructure is more than capable of providing superior service levels to best serve your organisation.

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A Leaner Cost Centre. Ireland offers a range of cost-effective measures, tax incentives and opportunities for businesses of all kinds.

Technology and investment centres all over the world are getting more competitive every day. The organisations that benefit most will be those with lean operations running at peak efficiency. Ireland is well known not only for supporting businesses that run lean, but also for helping organisations to build in the levels of efficiency necessary to success. Here’s how Ireland can assist:

Go for a Lean Six Sigma Operation. If your organisation is a committed lean Six Sigma operation, you can receive excellent support and benefits in Ireland.

If your organisation is a committed lean Six Sigma operation, you can receive excellent support and benefits in Ireland. The IDCC is dedicated to working with organisations that eschew waste and that make efficiency a priority in production operations, as the Lean Six Sigma program highlights. To add to this level of efficiency, we make cost benchmarking a key element in new facility projects, developing cost models from similar facilities, which are then used to evaluate project costs of the new projects. These efficiencies make for better, smoother running operations for organisations like yours, benefits which then benefit all those your organisation works with, and so on.

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Competitive Savings and Low Corporate Costs. In order to spur positive investment, both foreign and local, Ireland has provided corporate financial incentives and costs.

In order to spur positive investment, both foreign and local, Ireland has provided corporate financial incentives and costs. A key reason to consider Ireland as a hub for your European or global operations is the exceedingly low corporation tax of 12.5%. Add to this the fact that the IDCC, along with the assistance of the Irish government and other bodies, provides access to grants, loans and other funding opportunities for organisations of all sizes. It is the IDCC’s and Ireland’s commitment to making it easy and cost-effective to do business that makes Ireland an excellent destination.

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Pairing the Best of Academia with Business. Innovation springs eternal in Ireland, where our universities partner with businesses for mutual success.

Ireland has a long history of superior academics. These days, many of our great institutions of higher learning have turned their expertise to Cloud Computing and Data Analytics research. Your organisation can benefit from this by partnering with our academic institutions to approach the challenges these technological advances raise. Here’s what Ireland offers:

Get the Most from our Academic Groundwork. You can partner with some of our most advanced colleges and universities which have establish Centres of Excellence.

You can partner with some of our most advanced colleges and universities which have establish Centres of Excellence. Here are just some examples of the excellent institutions of higher learning that have put Ireland at the forefront of next generation technology research:

Technology Centre in Data Analytics (CeADAR ) at University College Dublin

UCD currently hosts a Technology Centre in Data Analytics – CeADAR which addresses research challenges in data analytics identified by SMEs and MNCs operating in Ireland. The centre, founded on a €6 million euro investment from the Irish government, is based in UCD and integrates withClarity and Clique, SFI-funded groups with strong industry links in data analytics. Other partners include: 4C at UCC and DIT Applied Intelligence Research Centre (AIRC).

Technology Centre in Cloud Computing (iC4) at Dublin City University

A government-funded technology centre called the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) has been established in DCU to drive cloud computing innovation in Ireland. The centre's aim is to accelerate the development and adoption of cloud technology in Ireland, develop and showcase Ireland's capabilities in this field and ultimately benefit the Irish economy through job creation and increased revenues in the ICT sector.

Dublin City University CloudCORE

The Cloud Computing Research Centre is active in research and development projects in key areas of Cloud Computing. CloudCORE has four main research groups, including Business Models & Best Practices, Security & Governance, Cloud Services Development & Autonomic Computing, and Cloud Applications.

The Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C) at University College Cork

The Cork Constraint Computation Centre has been established at UCC for the study of constraint-based reasoning and programming. The work is centred on the field of artificial Carrom Communications 151 Sandwich Street Unit 2, Plymouth MA 02360 USA intelligence, but embedded in the broader constraint programming community. Constraint computation has seen fundamental scientific advances, e.g. in understanding the relationship between problem structure and problem complexity. Constraint technology has demonstrated its commercial value. The centre will conduct basic research in areas vital to the next generation of constraint technology.

National College of Ireland Cloud Computer Centre of Excellence

The new Cloud Computer Centre at National College of Ireland has been established to support the development of the cloud computing industry in Ireland and abroad. The Centre was created to fulfil the rapidly growing educational needs of the cloud computing and web technology sectors. The Centre has been developed in close consultation with industry, from multinationals including Dell, Microsoft and IBM, to indigenous Irish ICT organisations.

University of Ulster Computer Science Research Institute (Coleraine)

The Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) was established as part of the University's institutional strategy to facilitate greater selectivity in research support. There are strong collaborations locally in research and development programmes of technology companies, throughout Europe in research projects partnering government, commercial and educational institutions, and globally with research institutions, particularly in China, India and the USA, to establish internationally recognised centres of excellence. The Institute’s four research groups include Artificial Intelligence & Applications, Information & Communications Engineering, The Intelligent Systems Research Centre, and Smart Environments.

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The Benefits of Broader Business Opportunities. Ireland is a place where progress and business spin offs is not just possible, but probable.

In order for some corporate entities to take advantage of the opportunities in next generation technologies, it is often better to start up a new business that sits outside the normal corporate structure. This allows for a more nimble, faster approach to the challenges inherent in new technologies. In Ireland, we understand the benefits of such an arrangement, and we make it much easier. Ireland has established incentives, including 3-year corporate tax exemption, government funding and tax relief, as well as scaling support for spun off start ups.

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