• I thought Dublin was great. And, maybe more importantly, getting better each year! Simon Allen Membership Secretary UK Data Centre Interest Group

DataCentres Ireland recorded its highest ever attendance last month. The event, which focused on the data centre industry in Ireland, took place on November 22 and 23. In its sixth year, DataCentres Ireland 2017 was the largest ever with more than 60 industry experts sharing their insights and 75 exhibitors sharing their wares, all drawn from within the country and around the world. The conference delved into a host of issues surrounding the industry, both nationally and abroad, providing opportunities to hear and discuss the latest in new ideas, legislation, technology and best practices which benefited attendees and their businesses…Read More

Distributing products for several world leading manufacturing companies, we are able to provide engineering know-how, application knowledge and comprehensive backup and support of all equipment or systems supplied.

  • Monitored Cooling Water Pipework, run in continuous lengths (with no intermediate joints) from distribution manifolds, underneath data room floors and through to data hall CRAC units. All pipework is double wall with vacuum leak monitoring operating 24/7/365.

Orange County have recently completed the installation and commissioning of leak monitored pipe systems for CRAC unit cooling water on the newest expansion phase of Europe’s Largest Data Centre.  The site-wide installation of CRAC cooling water pipework by Orange County, was specified as ‘secondary contained’, and due to complex data hall pipe routing was achieved with BRUGG pipe systems.  BRUGG pipe is manufactured in continuous flexible stainless steel length without the need of intermediate joints (potential weak points) and is an excellent time and cost saving alternative to traditional welded pipe in pipe solutions.  The secondary contained pipes are vacuum monitored (the gap in-between the two pipes) 24/7/365, with multiple leak detection units giving the end client peace of mind for a safe and reliable installation.

  • Turnkey Fuel Systems for Backup and Emergency Generators, including monitored double wall safety pipework, bunded tanks, duplex pumping systems, controls and total system leak monitoring.

2017 has also seen Orange County’s completion of multiple backup and emergency generator automatic fuelling systems in the UK’s most prestigious and secure data centres.  Fuelling systems utilise double wall or secondary contained pipework and systems that are end-to-end monitored for leakage and safe continuous operation.

Starline, the leader in flexible, customizable power distribution and critical power monitoring solutions for the mission critical/data center, science, technology, industrial and retail markets, has released the Cabinet Busway Series of the Plug-In Raceway product line. This new series can accommodate high density power requirements within server cabinets while also encompassing the main benefits of the Starline brand: product customization and flexibility.

“We are excited to now offer a solution for inside the cabinet that will help address changing power requirements, legacy and varying equipment loads, and high-power devices. With Cabinet Busway, the benefits of our Starline Track Busway product have now been extended into the rack,” stated Mark Swift, director of marketing for Universal Electric Corporation….Read More

Data Edge, the leading Irish experts in GPS-based systems, will be showcasing the very latest technologies at Stand 108A to combat the significant threats caused by GPS jamming and spoofing.  Their specialists will be on hand to provide insights and solutions to combat these growing threats for data centres and related industries. Data Edge will also have the very latest NTP and PTP time servers available to view, and can demonstrate how they can be fully protected using advanced anti-jamming and anti-spoofing technologies. Read More.

Finally, it is here! Metartec will bring to market the next generation of uninterruptible power supply. We will proudly be showcasing our new range of UPS systems, designed predominately for data centres at the Data Centres Ireland show on 22nd and 23rd November at the RDS Dublin.

The new features will further enhance the modular solution, increasing power availability whilst still allowing a versatile approach to configuration and scalability. The new range continues Metartec’s commitment to high quality equipment with affordable cost of ownership.

This new range will innovatively respond to the highest of requirements in the data centre market by increased efficiency, MTBF, greater availability and most importantly, removing single points of failure whilst still using proven design technology. The exciting range of new products will be available from November 2017 and are expected to be a huge success within the Data Centres market.

Our aim is for each customer to have an ultimate Metartec experience from start to finish, which is why in the last 10 years, we have delivered a high quality and value of bespoke products designed to meet and exceed an everchanging critical power market. This flexible approach to project delivery, in line with a differentiated service offer, delivers customers an excellent technical solution and personalised support.

To discuss any on-going/future projects or pre-arrange a meeting with one of the team at this show, please email or call 0845 50 40 444. If you would like to find out more on the day, the Metartec team will be on stand 418.

The facilities management industry is worth over £9b per annum in the UK, but still relies to a large extent on traditional P.P.M. maintenance regimes such as SFG20.

Modern technology, integration of existing systems and the IoT provide a unique opportunity to move to an intelligent condition based maintenance regime combined with data analytics, delivering higher quality at a lower cost.

The industry is about to go through a period of disruption and change and this presentation will cover the challenges/opportunities and also show some examples of companies already embracing this approach. Come to the workshop for more information:

Workshop, 22nd November, The Dodder E Room, RDS, Dublin

Schedule Track 1

14.05  Welcome and introduction to the connected data center – Shaun Taylor, Tridium

14.20 Connected Operations and pragmatic IoT – Clare Penny , IBM

14.35 Niagara and FNT – A marriage made in Data Center heaven – Simon Allen, FNT

14.50 Capacity Management and smart optimisation – Philip Clarke, Forest Rock

Q & A

Schedule Track 2

15.05  Welcome and introduction to the connected data center – Shaun Taylor, Tridium

15.20 Connected Operations and pragmatic IoT – Clare Penny, IBM

15.35 Niagara and FNT – A marriage made in Data Center heaven – Simon Allen, FNT

15.50 Capacity Management and smart optimisation – Philip Clarke, Forest Rock

Q & A

Shaun Taylor – Bio 

 Business Development Manager – Europe, Middle East, Africa – Tridium Shaun has over 30 years’ experience in the H.V.A.C., Controls and Facilities Management Industry, working across the supply chain as an end user, consultant, contractor and manufacturer. With extensive experience in the data center market and champion of innovative solutions such as demand response and DCIM. He is passionate about driving change within the Facilities Management sector and using technology to deliver higher quality and lower cost. He is a member of the B.I.F.M., The Institute of Directors and TechUK

Simon Allen – Bio FNT Business Development.

Simon has worked Worked in the Data Centre and Telco sector for over 25 years managing International teams supporting Global Data Centre and Comms infrastructures. FNT are a world-leading ITIL / Asset and Connectivity documentation and management vendor supporting the biggest infrastructures across the world.

Philip Clarke – Bio, Forest Rock

Forest Rock is a UK based technology company that are about to launch in Ireland, we are focussed on the development and delivery of advanced control systems and software technology, to optimize the operational performance of buildings and facilities. From data centres and power plants, to smart buildings and smart cities. We enable industrial and commercial clients to maximise, manage and maintain their assets in a number of smart innovative ways including capacity remuneration & payment mechanism, to protect their critical infrastructure, and to make informed decisions that are good for their pocket and the planet.

Philip is very much a people person whom has always enjoyed strong Customer relationships for over 25 years, he has worked on an international basis for companies such as Schneider Electric and Coca Cola looking after global accounts such as Cisco, Merck Sharp & Dohme, intu Group, Digital Realty, McDonalds, Bank of Ireland and Hewlett Packard. Known as an innovative self-starter and experienced leader with an acknowledged track record in Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Technical and Customer Relations functions across a number of markets internationally including Healthcare, Retail, IT, Life Sciences, Financial, Education, Soft Drinks, Food & Beverage.

record of successfully converting innovation projects into commercialized revenue generating products, and, for driving results across matrixed global teams. She is renowned for her passion, getting things done, love of evangelizing, and sharing IBM capabilities with internal and external audiences. She attained her PhD in 1998.

Dr Claire Penny –  Bio, IBM  

Claire is the Global Leader for Watson IOT for Buildings. Claire gets to combine all her passion, experience and learning from the past 17 years and focus it into IOT for Buildings and Retail, focusing on the operational phase of a building. This combination means that she can add value to customers, whilst working and collaborating with brilliant teams, to develop and deliver cognitive building solutions. In this role, Claire is also driving IBM’s thinking and vision to strategically shape IBM’s Buildings and Retail cognitive (IOT) solutions, which are helping clients to drive operational efficiencies, cost savings and even generate new revenue streams.
She regularly shares her knowledge and passion through public speaking, publications and social media activities. Delivering presentations on topics such as Cognitive Buildings, IoT, BIM, IWMS, Energy Optimisation and Environmental Affairs.
Not one to sit still even after hours, Claire’s external commitments include:
• Chair of the CitA BICP (BIM Innovation Capability Programme) Client BIM Task Group, Ireland (Jan 2016 – present)
• Non-executive Director of WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) Ireland, (2005 – present)


After a radical refurbishment and substantial capital investment in new test equipment, we’re delighted to be able to confirm that our scope of accreditation under UKAS and ISO 17025 has been extended to include additional cable tests.

Whilst quality and compliance has been at the heart of our operations, we’re seeing a growing focus in the market for the additional quality assurance and third-party verification of cable products. Recent reports of non-compliant cables in circulation demonstrate that the long-term impact and implications of sub-standard cable being made available for sale. Our extended range of cable tests increase the role we can play in mitigating this risk…Read More

Xtralis, the global leader of early & reliable detection, verification, monitoring, & response solutions for safety & security threats. VEA is an addressable version of Xtralis’ VESDA-E ASD portfolio that provides accurate information on the location of a potential fire source. VEA supports up to 120 individually addressable sampling points networked to a single central detector breaking through the barrier that previously prevented ASD from being the preferred smoke detection technology for every market. VEA is the only addressable detection solution that delivers assured detection, up to 90% reduction in time to test during maintenance, no disruption to occupant’s business, and optimized response through remotely accessible actionable intelligence. VESDA-E VEA offers vastly superior value over traditional spot or point detectors at a lower total cost of ownership for commercial safety markets such as data centres, office buildings, educational, healthcare facilities, and retail outlets.

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Ballymount, Dublin, Ireland September 2017 – Today, Wood Communications Ltd. announced that it has added ProLabs to its respected partner network. Partnering with ProLabs will enable Wood Communications to provide its clients with a greater range of compatible connectivity products targeted at data centre and enterprise markets.

Partnership Value
Both Wood Communications and ProLabs emphasize value creation when determining solutions for their customers. This union promises that organizations will receive commitment and assurance to development of the best, most cost-effective solution to fit their business needs. Both Wood Communications and ProLabs pride themselves on building long-lasting relationships by providing expertise and technical excellence to customers….Read More

Will exhibit their brand new indirect free-cooling unit Datacenter GENIOX at Datacentres Ireland. The units  are specially designed for datacenters and will ensure a low mechanical PUE and minimal OPEX, they also have an optional energy recovery module to obtain a good Energy Re-use Factor and ERE value.