INDUSTRY NEWS: posted 8 November 2018

Ireland's largest dedicated data centre event, DataCentres Ireland, will open its doors at the RDS Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st November 2018.

The two-day conference & exhibition is free to attend and will feature over 85 exhibitor companies.

The Conference:

The conference program will feature local and international industry leaders and experts in their field in Panel Discussions, Presentations, Workshops, Case Studies and Facilitated Q & A sessions to deliver valuable information on Ireland and the Irish market, business opportunities as well as practical advice on how you can improve your efficiency and resilience without compromising effectiveness or security. 

Whether your Digital Infrastructure is a Server or Comms room, small Data Centre or a larger facility, the information and networking opportunities the DataCentres Ireland event delivers make this a must-attend event for all involved or responsible, whatever the focus of your business.

This year, there will be Keynote addresses on both days of the event:

Day 1 (Nov. 20) - Niall McEntegart, DataCentre Site Operations Director EMEA, Facebook  “Future Gazing – The Demands On and Development of the DataCentre”

Day 2 (Nov. 21) - Minister Pat Breen TD, Dept of Business, Enterprise and Innovation ”DataCentre Strategy for Ireland, Data Protection and GDPR”

The two-day conference will feature both a Strategy and Operational Stream. Confirmed sessions include:

  • Why will Colo Data Centres in Cities Be Disrupted by the re-architecting of Telephone Exchanges (Central Offices) to Open Source Cloud Data Centres? (Speaker: John Laban - Open Compute Project)
  • PPA’s as a Way of Delivering More Sustainable Energy to DataCentres (Speaker: Anthony Rourke - EY Ireland)
  • Energy Performance Measurement in Datacentres- How ISO 50001 Should Deliver Real Datacentre Efficiency (Liam McLaughlin - GEN Europe)
  • Navigating the DataCentre Compliance Minefield with Homer Simpson and the Potential Impact on M&A’s (Emma Fryer - TechUK)

What else is on?:

20th Nov. in the Presidents Room Accessed via the DataCentres Ireland Exhibition Hall

10.00 – 11.00 - “Cloud CIX product launch” 

11.15- 12.30 - “Meet the DCA – The Data Centre Trade Association” 

14.30 – 16.00 - “The first Irish iMasons Local edition event”

20th Nov. In the Catering area of the Main Exhibition Hall

Followed by the DataCentres Ireland Networking Drinks Reception 

The Exhibition – Features over 85 of the most active suppliers and service providers, show casing the very latest in new products, technologies, services and solutions.

Access to all aspects of DataCentres Ireland is Free.

All those who register before the 13 November will be sent an email which includes a barcode that will allow you to register yourself onsite and speed your access into the event.

Alternatively you can register on the day at the DataCentres Ireland Registration Desks located within the foyer of the Main Hall of the RDS.

DATACENTRE.ME is pleased to support this event in the form of an official media partnership and, as such, Caroline Hitchins will be attending the event on both days.  Contact details at the foot of this article.

About DataCentres Ireland:

DataCentresIreland was founded in 2012 by Stepex Ltd, a communications, publishing and exhibition company based in the UK. Supported by BICSI Ireland, Host in Ireland, the DCA (the Data Centre Trade Association), IDA Ireland, techUK, the Green Grid and iMasons, DataCentres Ireland is the largest exhibition of its kind taking place in Ireland.

To view the programme and to register free of charge, please visit  

Should you have any specific queries including last-minute exhibition opportunities, please contact Liz Grimes-Graeme, Event Manager, StepEx Ltd on +44 (0) 1892 518877 /


Offering a whole host of global data centre news, data centre services, information & a FREE industry directory, DATACENTRE.ME is the definitive information source for everyone who's anyone in the world of Data Centres today.

Within our online data centre directory, you will find companies offering products & services within the data centre sector such as cloud services, web hosting, virtualisation, data centre infrastructure, data centre design, cabling, consultancy, communications, legal, banking, etc.

You will also find a range of other informative pages through the site, such as our data centre events page, our data centre training courses section and our data centre blog, which will provide you with regular news and information from across the industry.

As part of DATACENTRE.ME's continued growth we launched a series of quarterly networking events for the industry in September 2013. These are end user events are run in Central London and are being quoted as "exceptional", "arguably the best attended for a good few years" and “The MUST ATTEND event going forward!”

For further details or to arrange a meeting at DataCentres Ireland, please contact Caroline Hitchins on +44 (0) 7544 121900 / or visit /

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