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2021 Pro Bono Partnership Winners Announced


Host In Ireland are delighted to announce the winners of our Pro-Bono Partnerships for 2021!

Huge congratulations to Edge Automation & GCS. We are honored to have both companies on board as valued partners for 2021.

Host in Ireland’s journey began with five data hosting companies who shared a vision of “co-opetition”. This small group set aside competitive differences and came together to share the story of why Ireland makes good business sense for international companies hosting their digital assets in Europe. Over the years, the five companies grew to ten, then 20, and this year saw our biggest year ever with 30 partners from across the data centre ecosystem in Ireland. Now, it's time for Host in Ireland and our partners to give back.

As we look to expand our membership in 2021, we are pleased to announce the addition of two new pro-bono partnerships. These free partnerships will help these two up, and coming businesses make their mark with mentorships and access to key leaders in the industry as well as the opportunity to network and provide input into the future direction of data hosting in Ireland. The winning companies, Edge Automation and GCS will benefit from exposure and amplification on Host in Ireland’s platform. They will actively participate in our marketing and executive councils to help raise Ireland’s profile as a centre of data excellence.

We know this year has presented many challenges as a society. Still, we have also seen opportunities created as data centres have been recognised as a part of our critical infrastructure. Now more than ever is the time for us to continue to come together and support each other. Our partners reflect the growing size and diversity of the Irish data centre cluster with years of collective experience amongst the members. What a perfect opportunity for these companies to learn from and network with some of the best in the industry.

This spirit of “co-opetition” is at the heart of Host in Ireland and is what makes us unique.

Each partner company is an integral part of the data centre ecosystem, working across various sectors designing, building and operating data centres globally from Ireland. With a 96% retention rate, their commitment to our mission is unparalleled. We look forward to welcoming the newest partners, Edge Automation and GCS in 2021.


Edge Automation is focused on specialist products and services for the data centre industry. As we move to a more connected world, no single provider has all of the solutions that the market requires.

Edge Automation leverage value from partnerships and customise their offers based on the customers actual business needs and offer a pay as you grow option. They combine the core offers from partners such as Equinix, Cisco, APC by Schneider Electric and offer local edge solutions as a service to the markets. By the end of 2021 at least 5% of Manufacturers will adopt at least one edge application and by 2025 at least 50% are forecasted to operate at least 6 edge applications. (Gartner). This is a significant market that requires more specialist consideration and Edge Automation are positioned to help.

Cost Solutions for Successful projects. GCS Consulting was founded in 2019 by Shmuel Miller and Paul Kirwan with a single mission: to provide an expert Project Cost Engineering and Project Accounting service across a variety of sectors . They work closely with select clients to support the successful delivery of their Capital Investment projects. 

GCS Consulting is built on years of experience with blue-chip clients on some of the most complex Capital investment projects in the World. 


Host in Ireland would like to thank all the companies who applied for the Pro Bono Partnership opportunity for 2021. We would also like to congratulate and thank all eight finalists and thank them for their participation.




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