Storage leader creates 95 jobs in Cork City

11 Apr 2005

A Californian data storage giant today revealed plans to expand its existing Irish operations and create 95 new high-paying jobs at its global operations and supply chain management centre in Cork City.

As part of a project supported by IDA Ireland, Engenio Information Technologies will establish a centre responsible for a wide range of operations, including product manufacturing and testing, scheduling and order fulfillment in worldwide markets.

The company develops and supports high-performance modular storage controllers, disc arrays and storage management software for today’s data-intensive, multi-vendor computing environments. Engenio has an installed base of more than 200,000 systems.

Its products, supplied to strategic partners such as IBM, StorageTek, and Sun Microsystems, offer businesses cost-effective and quick access to large volumes of stored information.

For more than 20 years, Engenio (previously known as LSI Logic Storage Systems) has pioneered much of the technology that defines storage performance — from the first SCSI chip, now housed in the Smithsonian Institution, to the first family of enterprise-class, full-fibre storage arrays.

Thomas Georgens, Engenio’s president and CEO, commented: “This new centre in Cork will be a strategic site for our company and represents an expansion of Engenio’s workforce in Ireland.

The company first established a presence in Cork in 2000 with the opening of a manufacturing and test site to supply European customers. “Our experiences with the Irish workforce and knowing that we will be able to recruit the calibre of people we require for work of such high-skilled nature makes Cork an excellent choice.

“The Cork location also gives Engenio access to an excellent communications system with Europe, the Americas and Asia and with key customers and other storage-related companies nearby and University College Cork’s technology emphasis, the location is ideal for us,” Georgens added.

Micheál Martin TD, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, commented on the news: “It is a significant addition to the data storage sector in Ireland, a sector that is critically important to the future development of the IT industry here. Engenio, a leading company in the storage sub-supply sector, will make a major contribution to the growth of a data storage cluster in Cork.”

By John Kennedy