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VMware Launches New R&D Office in Dublin, Ireland

VMware Staff
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Michael McGrath, Minister for Finance of Ireland

VMware has officially launched its new office in Dublin to drive local innovation and greater diversity in the software industry.

Extending the presence of VMware’s Office of the CTO, which is dedicated to exploring, inspiring, researching, and innovating technologies that impact the future, the new office in Dublin also strengthens VMware’s presence in Ireland, which is its third largest location globally with over 1,000 employees.

The launch event was hosted by Andrei Grigoriev, Vice President of Engineering and Site Leader in Dublin at VMware, with attendance from Michael McGrath, Minister for Finance of Ireland, Mary Buckley, IDA Ireland interim CEO and Hüseyin Dursun, SVP of Engineering and Head of VMware Platform Services.

Mary Buckley, IDA Ireland interim CEO, said: “By establishing this new engineering hub in Dublin, VMware is adding a new strategic R&D focus to its Irish operations. This move demonstrates the company's confidence both in Ireland’s talent offering and, in our ability, to deliver next-generation, core technology and cloud services for VMware. I wish VMware all the best in their new Dublin hub.”

(from left to right) Anne O’Leary, Kieran Barry-Murphy, Mark Fitzgerald, Michael McGrath, Hüseyin Dursun, Andrei Grigoriev, Mary Buckley and Brian Danaher

VMware is a strong advocate for the future of work while also understanding that collaboration and creativity is a key part of software product development. The new space will serve as a hub the team to drive innovation and forge the future of Multi-Cloud. It also features state-of-the-art AV equipment, enabling collaborative sessions with other engineering teams located in Palo Alto, U.S., Bangalore, India and Sofia, Bulgaria.

As part of VMware’s long-standing relationship with Ireland-based tech talent, the company is also working closely with local universities. This includes providing mentorship to seven final-year students at the University College Dublin and hosting guest lectures on the topic of multi-cloud at the University of Limerick.

Andrei Grigoriev, Vice President of Engineering and Site Leader in Dublin at VMware, said: “I’m excited to be a part of VMware’s growing presence in Ireland, which is known for its world-renowned tech talent. Our new R&D hub in Dublin will enable us to drive innovation around our multi-cloud platform and the way businesses in Ireland and around the world consume cloud services.”