New Office Drives Job Creation in Ireland and Rapid Customer Growth in Europe
Dublin – 27th October 2011 - Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD today welcomed the announcement that Engine Yard, an IDA Ireland client company, is establishing its EMEA headquarters in Dublin. The established U.S.-based technology company will help to create 30 high quality jobs in the next three years, with the potential to accelerate hiring as it looks to other markets for growth and international expansion.
Welcoming the announcement Minister Bruton said “A key part of this government's strategy to create employment and growth in the economy is to ensure that we can build on our established base of world-leading technology companies. This means ensuring that more and more dynamic and innovative international companies locate operations here, and ensuring that more indigenous companies start and expand on the back of their presence here. This announcement by yet another dynamic technology company that it is locating major global headquarters in Dublin is great news and shows that we are making real progress.”
“Engine Yard is expanding globally, and we are excited to open our EMEA headquarters in Ireland and support the region's thriving technology community," said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard. "Joining forces with Dublin-based Orchestra strengthens both our technological and geographical coverage, bringing our industry-leading platform to an even greater number of customers seeking to leverage the cloud for competitive advantage."
Engine Yard, headquartered in San Francisco, California has established itself as the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), with deep expertise in Ruby on Rails and PHP. The company serves thousands of customers ranging from fast-growing Web start-ups to large enterprises in more than 40 countries. Engine Yard is the platform of choice to build and run cloud-based applications.
Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland, in welcoming Engine Yard to Dublin said, “I am delighted that a pioneering company like Engine Yard has chosen to establish its EMEA headquarters in Dublin. Cloud computing represents a major economic opportunity for Ireland. IDA Ireland, as part of our Horizon 2020 strategy, will continue to target and win investments from high-growth technology companies in order to become a global cloud centre of excellence.”
About Engine Yard
Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS). With deep expertise in Ruby on Rails and PHP, combined with powerful orchestration, deep community involvement and world-class service, Engine Yard empowers businesses to build and run cloud-based applications easily and cost-effectively. Thousands of customers, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, rely on Engine Yard for agile deployment and scaling, high performance, and 24×7 uptime, allowing them to leverage the cloud for competitive advantage. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Amazon.com.
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Engine Yard is expanding globally, and we are excited to open our EMEA headquarters in Ireland and support the region's thriving technology community. Joining forces with Dublin-based Orchestra strengthens both our technological and geographical coverage, bringing our industry-leading platform to an even greater number of customers seeking to leverage the cloud for competitive advantage. John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard