Huawei yesterday announced a €150 million investment and the creation of 200 new jobs as it plans to open its first European cloud hub in Dublin. The announcement was made at the Huawei Connect event in Paris, France.
The hub will create 60 jobs in the next two years and 200 by 2027, including sales, pre-sales, legal, tax, operational, management and research positions. Huawei Cloud will align with existing Huawei functions in Ireland, supporting SME and start-up digitalisation in partnership with industry partners and state agencies including IDA Ireland.
The project will offer customers resources such as cloud credits, technical support and access to international venture-capital networks to help speed up digitalisation and support expansion into global and Asian markets, also facilitating Asian and Chinese enterprises to increase investment in Ireland.
The new European hub will serve customers across the continent and hopes to assist ambitious Irish enterprises to expand into new global markets, by providing a secure, compliant, innovative, and sustainable cloud platform for growth and development. Supported by Huawei’s industry-leading technology, investment in R&D, and open digital ecosystem, Huawei Cloud will offer a suite of cutting-edge cloud services across Europe, using Ireland as the platform.
Welcoming the news yesterday, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar said, "This significant €150 million investment by Huawei with the creation of 200 jobs over five years is really welcome and demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to Ireland. It’s also an endorsement of Ireland as an enterprise-friendly environment where companies like Huawei can grow and prosper. Huawei is expanding its portfolio of services in Ireland with this investment, which will substantially enhance our thriving technology ecosystem. I wish Huawei continued success in developing its presence here."
CEO of Huawei Ireland, Tony Yangxu added, "I am honoured to announce the arrival of Huawei Cloud to Ireland. We see Ireland as a strategically important location for the global deployment of Huawei Cloud. The new offering will be based on stable, reliable, secure, compliant, innovative, and sustainable cloud services customised to meet the needs of various Irish and European customers, but particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It offers innovative Irish and European enterprises the opportunity to access new markets and potentially reach global customers. Digitalisation represents the biggest opportunity for all industries over the next decade, and it is set to supercharge the cloud sector."