Schneider Electric appoints new VP for Irish IT division

Ivan Habovcik, Schneider Electric (Image: Schneider Electric)

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15 May 2017 | 0

Schneider Electric has appointed Ivan Habovcik as vice president for the IT Division in Ireland.

Habovcik has served Schneider Electric for the last decade as business development for its single-phase UPS business in Central Eastern Europe and Israel, covering a region of fifteen countries and twelve different languages. He has also held roles as Country Manager and Vice President, IT Business for the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Vietnam.

The company said that, in recent years, Ireland has become one of the world’s fastest-growing data centre hot spots, with a significant amount of investment largely from Internet giants and other major IT companies who have constructed centralised facilities to meet the demands of both national and international cloud computing requirements.

Factors driving the adoption of cloud services in Ireland, said Schneider, include the growth and reliability of network speed, service availability; increased virtualisation of both storage and computing power and the resulting lowering of capital costs, particularly to end-users.

“Ireland is a thriving hub of data centre activity,” said Habovcik. “I believe there is a large requirement for edge computing services to support our growing number of colocation customers. I also believe that within time, the country could rival other destinations and become as desirable as Amsterdam or London.”

 

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