Ireland's Centre of Tech Excellence
Dublin has become a recognized as a centre of tech excellence where a data centre boom is expected to continue, according to the Dublin Convention Bureau. Tech giants, from Google to Facebook, have chosen to make Dublin their European home, as both the government and local tech companies support the development of its tech ecosystem.
As a whole, companies find Ireland attractive, due to the country's high ranking in providing the 5 key factors necessary to successfully host digital assets: Policy, People, Pedigree, Pipes, and Power. It scored 32 out of 36 on an assessment done by 451 Research.
Since 2008, data centre capital investment into Ireland has exceeded $4 billion, attracting numerous IT providers. American tech leaders are also contributing their share of investment in their own data centres, including: Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft.
As a whole, Ireland's data centre surge has given rise to many Irish start-ups and a bourgeoning tech community including Etsy, and Irish talent, Foodcloud and Soundwave. As the tech hub for Ireland, Dublin has taken the tech scene to its heart sponsoring hack nights in local bars to the Dublin Web Summit, which has brought a vibrant new cultural element to the city.