HP to Create Over 100 High Tech R&D Positions to Boost Global OpenStack Cloud Computing Operations

hp-cloud-computingTo improve the OpenStack based cloud computing service portfolio, HP plans to invest heavily in research and development section; and the creation of over 100 high tech positions is part of that plan.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the giant IT vendor that it is going to invest heavily in the research and development to strengthen its cloud computing product portfolios to aggressively compete in the fiercely competitive marketplace. The creation of over 100 high tech cloud computing related jobs in the Galway R&D center in Ireland is a part of that investment plan. The company is building a highly sophisticated and state of the art research and development center in Ballybrit, Gawlay, Ireland. This center will be operational by the end of this month, as informed by the company official statement.

It was further elaborated about the company plans for investment in the cloud computing portfolios of the services that company has envisaged a global policy to expand HP’s Hellion portfolio of cloud computing services and products. This is very important to note that the Galway research and development center has been pivotal in R&D of public cloud computing products of the company globally.

HP is focusing heavily on the important role of this research and development center for developing high quality and robust cloud computing products based on the OpenStack open source platform.

The official statement further explained about the positions created in the R&D center that the positions will be of expertise and senior levels that will help the company to support the enterprise customers with planning, evaluation and implementation of cloud computing services based on OpenStack platform.

Enda Kenny, a Taoiseach said in his official statement, during his visit to the global headquarter of HP in Palo Alto, CA, “Today’s announcement that HP is creating 100 additional jobs in Galway is a boost for Ireland and for the ICT sector in particular. HP has consistently invested in and believed in Ireland over the past forty years. Today, the company is one of Ireland’s most valued investors and one of our foremost creators of highly skilled R&D jobs. ICT is a sector which we have specifically targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs and we have put in place a range of measures to support jobs growth in this area. Supporting foreign direct investment is a central part of our jobs recovery plan”

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