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Silicon Valley start-up to create jobs at new Belfast office

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A cloud storage start-up that is headquartered in Silicon Valley has announced plans to develop a new software engineering centre in Belfast.

Nebulon, which provides on-premises and application server-based enterprise-class storage that is defined and managed through the cloud, is partnering with regional development agency Invest NI to expand into Northern Ireland.  The centre will create fifteen tech jobs.

Nebulon’s Belfast office will be located in the city’s Scottish Provident Building, supplementing existing offices in London, Seattle and Freemont, California.  The business was founded by the previous leadership team of 3Par and former cloud engineers and architects at Snap Inc.

Jonathan McDowell, Nebulon Belfast site lead, said: “We are delighted to be establishing our new software engineering team in Belfast, with the assistance of Invest NI.  Northern Ireland has established itself as an emerging leader in terms of skilled high-tech and IT professionals.  We are eager to tap into its talent base to successfully develop cloud-defined storage for forward-looking organisations embracing the migration to hybrid IT.  Once these initial positions are in place, we are looking forward to expanding our team further.”

Derek Andrews, head of international investment at Invest NI, said: “It is great to welcome Nebulon to Northern Ireland as it begins its business expansion.  As the latest in a number of international technology companies investing in NI, this demonstrates the renowned reputation our highly-skilled software engineering talent has.

“Our support has allowed Nebulon to bring its innovation to NI, creating high-quality jobs that will benefit the local economy. The roles will offer a range of employment opportunities for graduates and experienced professionals alike, helping to strengthen the sector further.”

3PAR Inc. was a manufacturer of systems and software for data storage and information management that produced computer data storage products, including hardware disk arrays and storage management software.  It was sold to Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2010 for $2.4 billion.

5th February 2020.