Cloud chip firm creates 25 jobs in Dublin and Limerick

13 Nov 2010

An Irish cloud computing and desktop virtualisation company has developed a special semiconductor for the cloud revolution has revealed it is creating 25 jobs in Dublin and Limerick after announcing a major partnership with Microsoft.

Cloudium last night announced a partnership with Microsoft and the licensing of Microsoft’s RemoteFX technology for its products.

Cloudium is also launching its VCA2000 product family; its first product range to incorporate Microsoft’s RemoteFX technology.

This product family is a next generation, high performance, low cost, energy efficient ‘zero client’ solution based on Cloudium developed CA2000 semiconductor. The product will provide users the same experience as a desktop PC from a virtual desktop.

Cloudium Systems is focused on developing products and solutions for virtual desktops and cloud computing, today announces a partnership with Microsoft. The partnership was announced at TechEd, Microsoft’s premier technical education event, in Berlin.

Rich media applications

Formed in 2009, Cloudium Systems is a pioneer in the creation of innovative, high-performance solutions for rich media applications – spanning desktop virtualisation to IPTV – which will advance the continuing development of cloud computing and the use of the ‘virtual desktop’.

The company was founded by veterans of networking and virtualisation who have a track record of creating new businesses and bringing new products to market based on technological innovation.

Cloudium currently employs a team of 14 in Limerick and Dublin and expects to create a further 25 jobs over the next 3 years.

Cloudium has completed a capital raising from Powerscourt Capital, Enterprise Ireland and a range of private investors. The Company is now well capitalised to deliver on its near-term growth objectives.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years