"Debunking The Myths Around Data Centres"
Data centres have been at the heart of our homes, businesses and communities as the world made a dramatic shift online in 2020. These “digital factories” are the backbone of an Irish economy defying expectations thanks to robust computer service exports. Yet, misconceptions abound and flourish into tall tales that mask the important role data centres play in our everyday lives.
On 11 November Host In Ireland hosted a webinar “Debunking the Myths Around Data Centres” where we separated fact from fiction and broke down the most common myths about global data centres including Ireland. We welcomed Garry Connolly, Host in Ireland founder; Maurice Mortell, Managing Director Ireland, Equinix; and Emma Fryer, Associate Director, techUK. The session was moderated by Michelle Wallace, Head of Operations, Host in Ireland. They discussed data drivers enhancing our dependence on data centres, impacts to the Irish and global economy, the future of green electricity and more.