Dublin-headquartered PFH Technology Group is creating 20 jobs over the next three years with the launch of its €1.2m Technology Experience Centre in Sandyford, Dublin.
Described as “Ireland’s first dedicated cloud, virtualisation and enterprise systems management centre of excellence”, the centre is designed to enable large organisations to try out next-generation technologies by seeing, touching and using them directly themselves.
PFH is a provider of private cloud and enterprise communications, as well as managed and outsourced services. Its chief executive Paul Hourican has been shortlisted for the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
“Over the last number of years, cost competitiveness has become one of the single most important survival tools for Irish businesses and public organisations. This facility enables leading executives to come and experience for themselves real-world scenarios applicable to their businesses and the attendant cost and efficiency benefits that flow from a unified approach to technology,” he said.
The experience centre includes technologies such as server-based telephony and enterprise communications platform Siemens Openscape, and systems automation and management from HP, Microsoft and VMware, as well as server and desktop virtualisation and private cloud technologies.