Adobe to expand cloud operations in Ireland as part of Amazon partnership


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Adobe will be expanding its cloud services capabilities for the European market via operations in Ireland as part of an existing partnership with Amazon Web Services.

Initially reports suggested that Adobe’s chief technology officer Kevin Lynch said that its new Creative Cloud Data Centre would be set up in Dublin later in 2012.

The comments were made after Lynch met with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

However, the company has since clarified that while Adobe will be expanding its operations in Ireland as part of an existing partnership with Amazon Web Services, this will not require the creation of a Creative Cloud Data Centre.

A spokesperson told Silicon Republic: "While speaking with the Prime Minister of Ireland at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch commented that Adobe will be expanding its cloud services capabilities for the European market via operations in Ireland. While Adobe does currently maintain some co-located servers in Ireland, Mr. Lynch was referring to an expansion of the company’s already existing partnership with Amazon Web Services, and not to the establishment of any new facilities or expansion of existing Adobe facilities. We regret the misunderstanding."

Adobe currently has operations in Citywest, Dublin, and employs 94 people in Ireland. The company said it was too early to confirm how many new jobs will be created as a result of this new base.

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