Belfast Telegraph

Top US cloud firm has plan for Ireland

by michael cogley

Chairman and chief technology officer of US cloud comms firm 8x8 Bryan R Martin said continental Europe at large was "ripe" for expansion in the cloud communications sector.

"I think as we get traction in a country we're happy to invest locally," he told the Sunday Independent.

"When we started in the UK back in 2013, there were originally 35 people working there. Now there's more than 200. We do have a plan for Ireland, but it's not one we're ready to share right now."

When asked whether he thought Ireland was a suitable place for its European headquarters after Brexit he said "it certainly could be", but added that the company still does not know what legal structures it will adopt in Europe after March 29.

He also said Ireland was one of a number of European countries under consideration for a raft of new 8x8 data centres due to open in the coming years.

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