Aruba Networks to create 40 new jobs in Cork at international HQ

14 Jun 2011

Next-generation access solutions provider Aruba Networks is to create 40 new jobs in Cork at its new international headquarters and shared services centre that will be established in the city.

The centre will have responsibility for shared services, supply chain management, inside sales and customer support. IDA Ireland worked with the company to secure the investment for Ireland.

Enterprise and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton, who is currently on the West Coast of the US with IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary, made the announcement from Aruba Networks’ HQ in California, where he was joined by Hitesh Sheth, chief operating officer for Aruba, and other Aruba executives.

“If Ireland is to turn the corner and get employment growing again, one vital part of this will be retaining and building on our traditional strengths,” Bruton said.

“I am delighted to announce on the first full day of my trade mission to the USA that another world-leading ICT company is choosing to locate its international headquarters in Ireland.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates once again the crucial importance of our low corporation tax, our skilled workforce and our existing base of high-tech companies, and I am determined to build on those strengths to get jobs growth moving again.”

Next-gen solutions for the mobile enterprise

Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise.

The company’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests.

This unified approach to access networks dramatically improves productivity and lowers capital and operational costs.

“As the demand for our wireless products increases, so, too, does the need for us to be closer to our customers in Europe,” Dominic Orr, president and CEO of Aruba Networks, explained.

“We chose Ireland as a centre from which to expand our presence in the European market due to the country’s existing base of ICT companies, the talented workforce and the highly-efficient corporate tax structure. We appreciate the assistance of IDA Ireland, which worked closely with us to get this centre established in Cork. We are looking forward to working closely with the agency into the future.”

International headquarters and shared services centres are a key target area for IDA Ireland, O’Leary explained.

“Ireland has a strong track record in attracting such operations to Ireland and Aruba Networks is an excellent addition to the thriving cluster of global IT companies in Cork,” O’Leary added.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service He was recipient of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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