EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: South-West (IRL); Southern and Eastern
Location of affected unit(s): Cork


Sector: Information / communication
IT and other information services
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
Number Employed: 100
Group: EMC

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-02-2007
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

US firm VMWare is expected to create 300 new jobs in a major expansion of its existing operation in Ballincollig, County Cork. VMWare, based in California, is a global leader in virtual infrastructure software and already employs more than 100 staff at the Cork unit. The firm, which was acquired by electronics giant, EMC, several years ago, set up its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) technical support centre in County Cork more than two years ago. VMWare's virtual infrastructure software enables mutiple virtual machines to be run on a single physical server.