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Cloud management company enStratus gets European presence
The US cloud firm announces its move across the pond with its European hub in Edinburgh
enStratus will be opening its European headquarters in Edinburgh, bringing its cloud infrastructure management tool across from the US.
The announcement was made today by Scotland's culture secretary, Fiona Hyslop, who is currently in Chicago to celebrate Scotland week and to meet with the company's executive team.
"Scotland is globally renowned for innovation, enterprise and technology," she said. "The quality and skills of our workforce in the digital sector have played an important part in the company’s decision to locate its European office in Edinburgh, as has the research excellence of our institutions and the competitiveness of our business environment.
"This investment by enStratus demonstrates commitment to Scotland and confidence in what we have to offer. It can only enhance our international reputation for creativity... and as a fantastic investment location."
By building the headquarters in the Scottish capital, enStratus will create 30 highly skilled jobs in the city by 2014, and the firm has already begun the recruitment process in order to open the new facility later this year.
It hopes the new centre will help it expand its reach into Europe and bring in a raft of new customers from the new markets it can proactively seek out.
George Reese, chief technology officer at enStratus, said: “enStratus is excited... to open our new office in Edinburgh, Scotland, to serve our expanding customer base as well as our development and support needs."
"We have selected Scotland to establish our new European office because of the excellent development resources, transport infrastructure, and the favourable exchange rate.”
However, it is not just the investment from the cloud company that has made it possible. It has also received £240,000 of backing from the Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) scheme, run by Enterprise Scotland to encourage investment in the area.
Anne MacColl, chief executive of Scottish Development International, the organisation that helped arrange the RSA, added: "That a world-leading cloud computing company such enStratus has chosen Edinburgh as its European base it testament to Scotland's growing reputation as the ideal place to invest and do business."
"We look forward to helping the company realise its ambitious growth plans in Scotland - driving long-term sustainable growth back into the Scottish economy."