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US technology firm to invest €150 million creating huge opportunities for Dublin

7US technology firm to invest €150 million creating huge opportunities for IrelandUS technology firm Digital Realty plans to invest a further €150 million in its data centre in west Dublin.

The company plans to double the size of its existing 10,000sqft facility at Profile Park.

Digital Realty offers data centre facilities for some 600 firms from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

The announced expansion will complete its first data centre facility at the Profile Park campus, leaving green field space for future data centre builds, the company said.

“We are committed to further developing our business in Ireland, and today’s announcement is a testament to that.

Gary Keogh, Digital Realty Sales Director 

Meanwhile Huawei, is to create over 50 new R&D roles

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has today opened its newest Ireland R&D office in the center of Dublin’s Digital Docklands (IFSC).

Over 50 new R&D jobs will be created by 2016, bringing the total to 120 Huawei employees working in R&D in Ireland.

The new office will expand and enhance research into business innovation, network services, cloud and customer experience, as well as ICT transformation dedicated to service provider operations. It will be the lead R&D office in Ireland, working in conjunction with Huawei’s other R&D locations in Dublin, Cork and Athlone. The company will have invested €35m in R&D in the Irish economy in 2015, supporting the growing technology ecosystem in Ireland. The project is supported by the Deparrtment of Jobs through IDA Ireland.

“Each year, Huawei invests at least ten per cent of its global revenue in R&D. The opening of our newest Dublin facility highlights our long term dedication to investment and opportunities in Ireland’s technology sector. The facility will tap into Dublin’s growing clusters of cloud and technology businesses, nurturing future talent and providing additional new opportunities for highly-skilled professionals.”

Mr. Zhou Hong, President, European Research Institute at Huawei

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