13 February 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
“Many of the world’s leading technology firms are expanding their presence in Ireland because of the availability of highly skilled talent, the quality of life, and its strong relationships across Europe – and NGINX is no exception” Those were the words of Taoiseach Enda Kenny this morning.
US web and application server firm NGINX (HQ in San Francisco, CA, US) is to open its EMEA HQ in Cork, Ireland next month (March 2017)
Currently, NGINX has around 100 employees worldwide, and plans to double this by creating a further 100 jobs in Cork alone. The positions will come on stream over the next three years in specialties including sales, marketing, finance, business development, software architecture, engineering, and research and development.
The EMEA headquarters support existing customers in the region, and will provide a base to reach new customers in high growth areas, including the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and across the Nordics.
NGINX CEO Gus Robertson said, “With consumer expectations at an all-time high, organisations of all sizes are turning to NGINX to deliver their applications and websites with performance, reliability, security, and scale across cloud and hybrid environments. By launching our EMEA headquarters in Cork we’ll be able to better serve our customers throughout the region, empowering them to deliver the best possible web experience to their end users.” He continued, “Beyond this geographical fit, Cork is strongly aligned in culture and attitude with the values carried over from our global headquarters in San Francisco, and we look forward to bringing in the best and brightest talent in the area.”
NGINX is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Welcoming the announcement Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said, “NGINX is experiencing high demand for its products and services. Its choice of Cork for its EMEA HQ clearly illustrates Ireland’s attractiveness to global business as an established location within Europe to both internationalise and grow its customer base.”
The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Moscow and London. The company offers a comprehensive application delivery platform in use on more than 180 million sites worldwide. Companies around the world rely on NGINX to ensure “flawless digital experiences through features such as advanced load balancing, web and mobile acceleration, security controls, application monitoring, and management. More than half of the Internet’s busiest websites rely on NGINX, including Airbnb, Box, Instagram, Netflix, Pinterest, SoundCloud, and Zappos”