50 new jobs for Limerick at new ACI data centre
The 50 new hires are in addition to the 100 people ACI already employs in Limerick. Image: Pierre Leclerc/Shutterstock

50 new jobs for Limerick at new ACI data centre

17 Oct 201645 Shares

Real-time electronic payments company ACI is to bring 50 new jobs to Limerick as it opens its new data centre in the city.

The state-of-the-art European data centre will deliver the utmost in reliability, security and data privacy.

ACI will add 50 new hires, on top of the current team of nearly 100.

‘Ireland has attracted data centres from virtually all the major players over recent years and this is testament to Ireland and our agencies involved’
– MARY MITCHELL O’CONNOR, TD

The company has a long-standing internship programme and collaboration with the University of Limerick.

The new data centre will expand world-class payments solution capabilities and capacity for ACI’s European customers; comprising some of largest merchants, intermediaries and financial institutions, including the two biggest banks in Ireland.

“As more organisations embrace private cloud solutions to gain a competitive edge, they’re turning to ACI; our dedicated cloud payments offerings provide the security, privacy and reliability that customers need and expect from mission-critical payment solutions,” said Phil Heasley, president and CEO of ACI Worldwide.

ACI data centre was built in record time

The new fully redundant data centre was built and launched in record time, and meets the most stringent security and compliance standards.

The data centre further leverages ACI’s product investments to make its Universal Payments solutions available to European companies through ACI’s private cloud.

“Hosting a data centre is a commitment for the long-term, given the scale of the capital investment involved,” said the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD.

“Ireland has attracted data centres from virtually all the major players over recent years and this is testament to Ireland and our agencies involved.”

ACI supports more than 5,100 financial organisations worldwide and every day it processes $14trn on behalf of thousands of merchants.

“The addition of this new data centre confirms ACI’s ongoing commitment to the region, and its continued growth presents further employment opportunities for the great pool of talent in Limerick and the wider region,” said IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan.

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John Kennedy
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