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The 30 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs for 2018

5 February 2018
Byrne Murphy: An Entrepreneur who marked his Footprint on the Nordic Lands
The 30 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs for 2018

Insight Success publishes The 30 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs for 2018

Start of Something Big
Starting his first company as a teenager, Byrne Murphy was involved with painting houses, delivering boats, and rebuilding jetties, every summer. These projects required no small amount of perseverance, diligence, and drive, and were the first signs of a career that would be defined by entrepreneurship. It was this spirit that led him, over the past 30 years, to spearhead a number of ventures across different verticals.

Initially focussed on international property development, Byrne’s first step into the European market began with a successful range of outlet centres and private resident clubs. It was while working on these projects that his career was forever changed by the arrival of the internet.

January 2001 saw Byrne start his own data centre service provider, DigiPlex — a small company with big ambitions of redefining innovation in data centres across the world. Today data centres operate at the heart of nearly all streaming, cloud-based or network-based services. With the world moving quickly towards wider distribution of Internet of Things, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence, the demand for fast, secure, and powerful data centres will grow exponentially each year.

Maintaining an Industry-wide Reputation
Today, DigiPlex is one of the most cost-effective, secure, and sustainable data centres in the world, taking full advantage of attractively low Nordic energy prices and clean renewable power to build a compelling offer. Throughout its 17-year lifetime, the business has constantly worked to improve itself, winning multiple industry awards for innovation, growth and environmental standards all while making strides in security, stability and best-in-class efficiency, including state of the art Air to Air cooling.

“When you’ve proven the concept, your next challenge becomes growth. You need even more capital, but also a great team who can deploy the idea, challenging structural norms with something the market hasn’t really seen before.” says Byrne

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