20 new jobs as Vodafone invests €7m in data centre expansion
Liam O’Brien, head of Enterprise Product Management and Anne Sheehan, director of Enterprise, Vodafone Ireland

20 new jobs as Vodafone invests €7m in data centre expansion

24 Aug 2015246 Shares

Up to 20 new jobs will be created in Dublin as part of an expansion of Vodafone’s data centre focused on its cloud and hosting business across Europe.

The expansion brings Vodafone Ireland’s investment in its total communications strategy to €25m over the last number of years.

The 20 new jobs will be mainly in technical roles.

The new services will form part of a Vodafone Cloud and Hosting network of 18 data centres in Ireland, the UK, Germany and South Africa.

Critical IT moves to the data centre

The development will enable businesses and public sector bodies to outsource their full IT hardware and resources, from co-location to hosting, private cloud and infrastructure-as-a-service.

“Our customers such as Ryanair are increasingly moving their critical IT services to the cloud, and as a result of this announcement today Vodafone Ireland can now offer our business customers the ability to host their IT services in Vodafone’s secure data centre facilities,” said Anne Sheehan, enterprise director at Vodafone Ireland.

The development comes on the heels of Vodafone announcing 200 new jobs as part of a €60m investment in a new inside sales initiative that will be based at Carrickmines.

The expansion will grow Vodafone’s headcount in Ireland to 2,000 people.

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