Host in Ireland has announced the addition of Schneider Electric as a new partner for 2016.  In light of this new partnership, Vincent Barro, global operations and IT business vice president at Schneider Electric, will join the Host in Ireland Executive Committee as its newest member.

“We are thrilled to welcome Schneider Electric as a Host in Ireland strategic partner,” states Garry Connolly, founder and president of Host in Ireland.  “As the newest member of our executive committee, Mr. Barro brings with him a fresh perspective of the industry, deeply rooted in an expert understanding of energy as it relates to the Irish data center and IT landscape.  Energy is a crucial component of the most important aspects of digital asset hosting, the 5 Ps: Policies, People, Pedigree, Pipes and Power.”

“With abundant access to power, space to grow and the strongest international reputation, Ireland is an exceptional and low risk destination for digital assets hosting,” explains Barro “Schneider Electric is proud to have contributed to the country’s superior status by providing safe, reliable and efficient energy to power data centers and other mission-critical facilities and activities. Host in Ireland is an asset to the Irish hosting community, and we are honored to be a part of its success in strengthening and sustaining the country’s position as a worldwide industry leader,” Barro adds.

Founded in 2013, Host in Ireland has grown exponentially, extending its reach from its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, to the UK and U.S. Its strategic partnership community is comprised of influential industry members that put aside competition to provide timely and accurate information concerning how and why Ireland provides the services and business environment necessary to meet international companies’ digital hosting requirements.