Thursday 14 December 2017

Tableau’s first European data centre to open in Dublin

US SOFTWARE firm Tableau will today unveil a new data centre in Dublin – its first such European operation.

The decision to open here follows Tableau’s announcement in September that it will create 120 jobs at its Dublin office.

Tableau helps clients to quickly analyse, visualise and share information. Customers include Bank of Ireland, Irish Life, Barclays and Visa Europe.

“With the opening of our European data centre, we are responding to a desire from customers to choose where they host their data,” said James Eiloart, vice president of Tableau’s European operations.

The new data centre is available to both existing and new Tableau Online customers, wherever they are located.

Existing customers can choose to migrate data to the Dublin-based centre, while new customers can select their preferred location – either North America or Europe – when setting up their Tableau Online site.

Tableau has more than 35,000 customers in more than 150 countries. More than 3,000 active customer accounts are using Tableau’s advanced cloud capabilities with Tableau Online. Half of those accounts are located outside the United States.

Ireland has become a major international data centre base, with companies including Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook either building data centres here or already having one. The cool, temperate climate here is conducive to lowering the cost of operating data centres, which typically generate a lot of heat.

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