Horizon founders return to the Irish market

DATE: 8th May 2013

Horizon founders return to the Irish market with Island Networks 

The founders and former directors of Horizon Technology Group have returned to the Irish IT market with a new company, Island Networks, specialising in cloud infrastructure solutions for enterprise and government customers in Ireland.

Samir Naji and Gary Coburn, former Horizon Chairman and CEO respectively, have established Island Networks to address the growing need for cloud infrastructure solutions in Ireland. The company has formed strategic partnerships with Cisco Systems and NetApp, the leading global converged infrastructure providers, and provides solutions and services using products from these companies

“We are excited by the opportunity we see in the Irish market and we believe this is a great time to invest in building a new company.  The adoption of cloud technology is still at an early stage and, more than ever, organisations need to use IT to drive business agility”, commented Gary Coburn, the Managing Director of Island Networks.

“We have seen a significant increase in demand for our data centre products and Island Networks is an important partner for Cisco in addressing this increased demand”, added Adam Grennan, Country Manager of Cisco Systems in Ireland.

Island Networks will be hosting its inaugural free Executive Briefing, entitled ‘Catch Your Cloud’  in the Conrad Hotel on the 23rd of May, at which international expert speakers will  describe what ‘the Cloud’ means for companies in Ireland and how they can drive business agility through the use of cloud technology.

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About Island Networks

Today business leaders require new ways to respond faster to the changing needs of their businesses, while at the same time reducing capital costs by increasing utilisation of their IT resources. This has led to the rapid growth in demand for cloud and converged infrastructure technologies.

Island Networks is a new IT services company that has been established to address this market demand and is a specialist in delivering cloud and converged infrastructure solutions which will deliver business agility for a lower capital cost, and therefore a competitive advantage, to businesses in Ireland.

Based in Dublin, Island Networks provides Cloud and Converged infrastructure solutions to enterprises and government departments, working in partnership with the leading global manufacturers of hardware and software products.

The company was established in 2012 by former directors and founders of Horizon Technology Group plc, a leading UK and Ireland internet infrastructure and services provider, which was acquired in 2008 by Avnet Technology Solutions, a US based IT solutions distributor. Horizon was a public company at the time.

For More Information please contact us at the details below.

Island Networks
Dartry Mills,
Dartry Road,
Dublin 6.

T: +353 1 902 3603
E: niamhmcgeown@islandnetworks.ie
W: www.island networks.ie