Dropbox says 'fáilte' to new European office

News Jane McCallion Dec 4, 2012
Irish flag and clouds
Irish flag and clouds

New Irish site will be first located outside Silicon Valley

Dropbox will soon be opening an office in Dublin – its first outside of the United States.

The cloud storage company claims to have users in 200 countries, including ten in Antarctica, who have been supported from a single office in San Fransisco. However, the new office in the Irish capital will allow the organisation to provide support for its European customers from a closer location.

In a blog post announcing the move, Dropbox said it had “decided to listen to common sense" and cross the pond.

“Our User Operations team will be offering support in even more languages (now in Italian and Castilian Spanish too), and our sales folks will be available to chat about Dropbox...at nearly all hours of the day,” the organisation added.

The company also demonstrated its commitment to the support of more languages, by reposting the blog in Irish, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Korean and Italian.

In moving to Dublin, Dropbox is following in the steps of other big names from Silicon Valley, including Google, Facebook and Twitter.

The Dropbox service is currently hosted on Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering in the USA, but the company has not stated whether it intends to use local datacentres for European customers.

No date has been set as to when the new office will open, as the company is still looking for staff to run its European operations.