Leading US Software Company To Create 369 New Jobs In Cork

Irish Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Micheál Martin has announced that VMware, the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualised desktops and servers, is to expand its EMEA Technical Support Centre in Ballincollig, Cork.

VMware will extend the range of activities at the centre and create an additional 369 new positions, with the support of IDA Ireland.

VMware is one of the US software industry’s fastest growing companies and produces ‘virtual infrastructure’ software, which allows customers of varying sizes to save millions of dollars in hardware and operational expenses, lower power and cooling costs, reduce downtime expenses, and improve desktop manageability. In 2005, VMware established its EMEA Technical Support Centre in Ballincollig with its sole mandate being the provision of technical support to its EMEA customers. Massachusetts-based EMC Corporation, VMware’s parent company, recently announced its intention to sell approximately 10 percent of VMware via an initial public offering (IPO) of newly issued VMware stock in the summer of 2007.

In order to meet the growing demand for its software products globally, VMware is undertaking this major expansion of its international support centre in Cork to extend its existing technical support service and include four new shared services functions: Finance, IT, HR and Sales. This expansion in Cork has required a move to a new 50,000 sq. ft leased premises at the Barracks Square in Ballincollig.

Minister Martin, performing the official opening of VMware’s new premises, said: “Today is a good-news day for Cork. VMware is a highly innovative, cutting-edge company and is achieving a global reputation that is envied by the whole IT industry. It is an excellent addition to the IT and software technology base in Ireland. VMware’s products are considered to be among the most significant value-added technologies to have emerged in recent years and VMware customers around the world are using them to achieve efficiencies that would not previously have been possible.”

Mark Stradling, Vice President of EMEA at VMware, said: “Our initial experience in Ireland has been great and it was a logical decision to expand our International support centre in Cork. As a company we pride ourselves on the quality of technology, information and support that we give our customers. As our business continues to grow we are confident that the support requirements of our International customers will be met by the team in Cork, which continues to play an important role in both our current and future development.”


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