“A vibrant, modern datacentre industry forms a key part of Scotland’s digital future. Data will be one of the key utilities of the 21st century and datacentres will be the engine rooms of the knowledge economy. They will help to enable the future growth of full fibre and 5G networks and will be key to harnessing the full economic potential of Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.
“Our climate and renewable energy capability makes Scotland an ideal location for datacentres. Host in Scotland plays an important role in bringing together the key market players and providing a single point of contact for anyone considering investment in this sector in Scotland.”
DIGITAL ECONOMY MINISTER, KATE FORBES, MSP
“We welcome the Host in Scotland initiative which is a valuable addition to the Scottish ecosystem and provides a great entry point for organisations who would like to expand datacentre capability and infrastructure within Scotland.”
SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE / SCOTTISH DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL
“The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) recognises the importance of a strong datacentre and internet exchange market as highlighted in our ‘6 Pillars’ model that underpins what we envisage will be required to facilitate the ongoing deployment of world class digital infrastructure for the people of Scotland. We fully support the Host in Scotland initiative that is being led by James King where industry and public sector collaboration is key to its ongoing success in Scotland. SFT therefore looks forward to the continued support from our key partners and welcomes future participation from new beneficiaries of the initiative.”
PETER REEKIE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, SCOTTISH FUTURES TRUST