Ireland is rapidly becoming a dominant force in Cloud Computing, building on its international reputation as a leader in ICT. Many key players have already been attracted to Ireland while a wide spectrum of technology companies with Irish operations are actively expanding into and researching the Cloud.
This Irish government has developed a comprehensive strategic approach to develop the sector in recognition of Ireland’s potential to become a world leader in Cloud Computing. This focus has already attracted world leaders, such as EMC, Citrix and Dropbox.
This rapidly developing sector is not only benefiting from Ireland’s highly skilled ICT workforce, but also from the newly developed Cloud Computing masters degrees being offered in several universities and third-level institutions throughout Ireland. These courses have been created in association with industry partners, including EMC, HP and IBM.
Ireland’s incredibly strong ICT sector is underpinned by its young, English-speaking, highly educated, tech savvy and flexible workforce. Remarkably, 45% of Irish people aged between 23 and 34 have completed third-level education with a high proportion specialising in IT.
The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) is focused on developing an internationally recognised industry-led centre of excellence for innovation and applied research. An industry panel, including Intel, IBM and Microsoft, guides its activities. Cloud R&D centres have also been developed by US technology companies, including Dell, HP, IBM and EMC.
Ireland has been progressively developing a strong ecosystem based around a cluster of major ICT brands. This base has provided the platform for Ireland to utilise its key attributes to rapidly develop global potential in the Cloud sector.
Dublin boasts one of the densest clusters of data centres in Europe. The area surrounding Ireland’s capital city already has as many as 30 large-scale data centre operations, including global operations run by Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
Ireland’s leading position in data protection is becoming a key factor in attracting companies looking for a secure, compliant environment with a cutting-edge, best-practice approach to data. Data Protection legislation in Ireland is one of the most advanced in Europe and highly protective of company data.
Access to Tier 1 high-speed, low-latency networks to the US, UK and EU has been pivotal to Ireland’s Cloud success story.
Ireland offers a ‘free air-cooling’ climate that dramatically reduces the cost of hosting data, thus potentially saving companies millions in energy costs each year.
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Extreme Networks, a software-driven networking company, announced today that it will invest 3 million Euro to expand its R&D programme in Shannon, Ireland. The investment will create 20 new jobs in engineering, data science, and software engineering over the next two years, with the Irish government providing additional funding in the form of a research, development, and innovation grant worth over 500,000 Euro.
The newly established R&D team will focus on developing a next-generation cloud portal for network applications and services, as well as a state-of-the-art AI-based security system for the Internet of Things (IoT). The Shannon R&D base is part of a long-term strategy by Extreme Networks that will result in the creation of a substantial number of highly specialised engineering jobs in the region over the next five years.
Every company that wants to grow will reach a point where it needs to expand into new markets. Doing it right means setting up operations closer to those customers.
It’s a big step, but it’s one that many others have taken before. For this blog, we spoke to senior leaders at leading tech companies that expanded into Ireland. They shared their advice on getting a fast and frictionless start, with five practical tips for others planning to grow their business internationally.
MessageBird, the Amsterdam-based cloud communications platform company, today announced that it is expanding its European operations with a new office in Dublin. Led by former Salesforce and Oracle executive, Roberto Marzo, the new office will employ up to 50 new positions over the next 2 years. Initial hires will focus on sales, customer success and support for MessageBird’s fast-growing European customer base. The Dublin office is MessageBird’s 4th office in Europe, and its 8th outpost worldwide.
Wix.com Ltd. (NASDAQ: WIX), a leading cloud-based web development platform, has added a Customer Support Centre in Dublin, Ireland to further enhance its global support infrastructure and international footprint.
QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies announced today that it will expand its operations in Ireland and expects to create up to 40 new jobs between its Limerick and Dublin offices over the next three years, bringing the total number employed by QAD in Ireland to over 140. The development is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Today marks the official launch of the Irish Cyber Security Cluster, Cyber Ireland, which took place at Cork County Hall and was officiated by Minister David Stanton. The Cyber Security cluster organisation, which is backed by IDA Ireland, brings together industry, academia and government to represent the needs of the sector and aims to enhance the innovation, growth and competitiveness of the companies and organisations in this nationwide cluster.
CORK, IRELAND and SANTA CLARA, CA – July 30, 2018 DataStax, powering the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™, announced today the opening of a new office in Cork, Ireland and expects to create 30 jobs over the next 3 years with 10 of the roles being filled immediately in Finance and IT.
IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government has today reported a very strong first half of 2018.
New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), provider of real-time insights for software-driven businesses, today announced the opening of its new European Headquarters in Dublin. The company opened its first European headquarters in Dublin in 2014 and has since grown its team to about 100 employees. Its new space at 31-36 Golden Lane is expected to provide the local Ireland team the space to grow up to 300 team members as well as provide state of the art facilities for hosting customers, meetups, and connecting with the local community.
DUBLIN, March 12, 2018 – Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, today announced three strategic leadership appointments and its move to new EMEA headquarters in Dublin to support the company's growing base of customers in the region.
Thursday, 8th February 2018. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD today officially opened Google’s newest offices in Dublin that will serve as a home to Google’s growing Enterprise and Cloud teams in Dublin. Located in the Velasco Building on Dublin’s Grand Canal, the teams will play a strategic role in helping to grow Google’s cloud and enterprise business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Velasco will also be home to an Advanced Solutions Lab where Google Cloud’s enterprise customers can co-create and develop customised solutions for their business on-site in conjunction with Google Cloud experts.
Dublin, 23rd January 2018– Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD announced today that global B2B sales and marketing firm N3 will grow its Ireland team to 200 fulltime jobs by the end of 2018. Immediately, N3 is actively recruiting to fill 50 Cloud technology sales positions.
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