• Minister Pat Breen TD to deliver keynote address at DataCentres Ireland
  • Conference Programme 2017 has been Released

The next generation of uninterruptible power supply is here! 

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.

We look forward to seeing you there.

​Sunbird Software has announced the general availability of its newest release designed to provide data centre managers with enhanced tools that enable easy and agile responses to their most common data centre management challenges.

The global provider of software solutions intended to simplify how data centres are managed says modern data centres are facing increasingly stringent security requirements and regulations in addition to efficiency initiatives and uptime goals – and that its Power IQ Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Monitoring Release 6.0 is the answer…Read More

What do modular UPS systems provide? What are the advantages of modular cooling systems? Astrid Hennevogl-Kaulhausen, Head of Mission Critical Infrastructure Solutions (MCIS), UPS Sales Germany, Delta Energy Systems, has some answers.

What differentiates modular data centers from conventional approaches, and what concrete benefits do they provide for the company? For which requirements are they the ideal solution? How do they need to be designed in order to provide their full technical and economic benefits?

Cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) require data centers with significantly higher performance and flexibility. The requirements range from simple and short planning phases, to rapid deployment of applications and seamless scaling during ongoing operations, to greater energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

One approach for managing increasing complexity and greater requirements is the building of modular data centers. In practice, this means: Cooling, power supply and energy management systems are divided into individual components and modules. Any sub-area of the data center is designed according to a uniform standard based on its size, workload and configuration. This ensures fault-free, independent operation without shared resources….Read More

The OHM Group are pleased to announce that DE Power Solutions Ltd, the leading company within their Power Division, has acquired the business of specialist commissioning and communications infrastructure company Electro Systems Ltd.

Electro Systems Ltd is a leading supplier of emergency power and communications infrastructure to the telecoms and broadband industry on the island of Ireland. This acquisition will further strengthen the position of DE Power Solutions Ltd as one of the market leaders in the supply, installation and service of critical emergency power systems to Irish industry.

DE Power Solutions Ltd are exclusive distributors in Ireland for Kohler / SDMO diesel and gas emergency generators and also supply and maintain Kohler manufactured UPS systems & energy efficient CHP systems.

They provide nationwide sales and installations of the full range of emergency power systems, and offer full 24/7 emergency back-up service from our Dublin and Cork service centres.

DE Power Solutions Ltd clients include many major companies in the Manufacturing, Distribution, Pharmaceutical, Medical, Financial, Data Centres, sectors and also multiple government bodies including the Office of Public Works, Irish Aviation Authority, ESB, Irish Rail, HSE.

De Power Solutions introduction :

Established in 1983 DE Power Solutions Limited, is the exclusive distributor in Ireland of KOHLER / SDMO generating sets, a market leader in emergency, prime and standby power generator installations, providing both off-the-shelf and bespoke generators.

From an initial site survey and appraisal, we can provide our customers with a complete electrical turnkey package, offering the full range of on-site power services including: delivery, installation, testing, commissioning and on site personnel training.

We also provide an annual planned generator maintenance service.  This facility not only ensures that a generator is regularly run and tested but that it is also maintained to the highest standards and in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Our Power Solutions division provides service and spare parts back up for all the generators, engines and other products it distributes throughout Ireland.  We maintain, service and repair all other makes of generator.  We operate a comprehensive 24/7 emergency call out service, 365 days per year, backed up by our team of mechanical and electrical service engineers. Our national parts network is spearheaded by our Dublin warehouse and supplemented by our regional distribution centres.

Our ability to provide a comprehensive service countrywide, has enabled the Power Solutions division to develop a broad customer base which ranges across major industrial companies, leading financial institutions, government bodies, public utilities, medium to small enterprises and private individuals.

DE Power Solutions Limited are also sole distributors in Ireland for LISTER PETTER / HATZ / KOHLER and LOMBARDINI  industrial engines.

We would welcome the opportunity to discuss any aspect of the range of products and services it offers and if we can be of any assistance regarding current of future generator projects, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Tyco Fire Protection Products has launched its latest innovation for data centre and server room applications. Tyco’s new Acoustic Nozzle protects sensitive hard disk drives (HDDs) and data in the event of a suppression system discharging when combating a fire event.

“Electronic equipment has developed rapidly to keep pace with the data centre industry’s demands for greater storage capacity and efficiency,” comments Miguel Coll, Product Director for Engineered Systems. “These developments have increased the sensitivity of HDDs to noise. Our Acoustic Nozzle is an innovation that reduces the risk of potential damage to HDDs caused by sound and the vibration that occurs when a gaseous fire suppression system is released into the protected room.”…Read More


Hanley Controls design, supply, install and service fire suppression systems for a wide range of applications such as:

  • Commercial Kitchens
  • Data Centre & Electrical Cabinet Applications
  • Wind Turbines
  • CNC Machines & Machining Tools
  • Mobile Plant
  • First Responder Devices

Stat-x Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression

Stat-x is a self-contained, environmentally friendly fire suppression system proven to be effective in a wide number of applications.  This system requires no pipework or nozzles and the fire extinguisher units can be placed on or in the risk being protected.

The units themselves are sized according to the volume of the space in which they are placed. These units represent a very cost effective alternative to traditional gas suppression systems and they provide superior suppression performance, space and weight savings and installation savings. A well designed Stat-x system will display numerous advantages against a traditional CO2 suppression system….Read More

IT Sligo has launched the first ever degree programme in data centre facilities engineering, aimed at servicing Europe’s growing and highly specialised data centre sector with skilled graduates.

The introduction of the Bachelor’s Degree – BEng. in Data Centre Facilities Engineering (Online) – will be the first of its kind in Europe…Read More

By Emmet Ryan Jul 2, 2017

The workshop brings together leading public sector figures to discuss driving innovation and efficiency in digital infrastructure in some of Europe’s leading case studies based in Ireland. Innovation procurement, shared digital services, data centre energy efficiency, and sustainability are among the topics discussed. The Eureca workshop attracts C level IT executives, ICT managers, policy makers, energy managers, data-centre managers, and procurement professionals.

The conference programme will feature local and international industry leaders and experts in their field in panel discussions, presentations, workshops, case studies, and Q&A sessions.

Speakers at the event include Barry Lowry, the government’s chief information officer. Lowry’s primary task is taking forward the public service ICT Strategy, which sets out ambitions for developing the use of shared services, digital services and data to better serve the people of Ireland. Lowry was previously the director for IT shared services and strategy and head of the IT profession within the Northern Ireland civil service.

Caron Alexander will also be speaking at the event. Alexander is director of digital shared services for the Northern Ireland government and head of the ICT profession. She is responsible for the provision of IT Infrastructure shared services to 25,000 public servants and is focused on increasing this customer base to drive greater efficiencies.

This includes provision of network services, desktop services, server provision and hosting and data centres.

More details are available from

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Your data is critical to your business. Every department and every process in your company demands 24/7 access to data and computational power. Any downtime results in lost revenue, decreased productivity, and in many cases, a hit to your brand reputation amongst customers….Read More

Vimpex, a leading UK manufacturer with over 20 years of fire industry experience, has launched a new range of water leak detection systems called Hydrosense. Hydrosense ID offers a new level of protection for critical data centre management suites and other vital equipment. Not only will it alert facilities managers to the imminent risk of water damage, but thanks to its sophisticated control system and the combination of outputs and control to third party products, it is capable of offering endless cause and effect solutions. For example, switching off water valves, sending alert texts or activating a voice alarm

Water leakage can cause significant damage to business, in fact, it is the costliest and most common claim made by commercial customers to insurance companies. Hydrosense is designed to prevent water damage and has the potential to save businesses thousands.

Hydrosense leak detection systems are designed to protect areas where water leakage could seriously damage electrical, communication and computer networks. It continuously monitors for water leaks around the clock, year in year out and has the facility for 24 hour battery standby in the event of power failure. Should a leak be detected the control panel sounds an alarm which can be extended to a remote location. When an alarm is raised, HydroCryerTM voice sounders can be used to broadcast an unambiguous message, avoiding confusion with other sounders on site…Read More