Scotland business

US cloud firm enStratus in Edinburgh jobs move

Representation of cloud computing
Image caption EnStratus provides cloud governance and management for private and public clouds

An American cloud computing company is to create new highly-skilled jobs in Scotland after choosing Edinburgh for its European headquarters.

Minneapolis-based EnStratus is already recruiting key staff prior to opening an office in the capital later this year.

The move is being supported by a Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant of £240,000.

EnStratus will create up to 30 jobs by the end of 2014.

The announcement was made by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop during a visit to Chicago for Scotland Week, an annual drive to promote trade and cultural links between Scotland and North America.

'Excellent resources'

EnStratus chief technology officer George Reese said: "We have selected Scotland to establish our new European office because of the excellent development resources, transport infrastructure and the favourable exchange rate."

Ms Hyslop commented: "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."

EnStratus runs a cloud computing operation which allows large-scale facilities to be accessed and shared by many users over the internet.

Its clients include Korea's largest telecom provider, KT, and the Cloud Security Alliance.

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