WRAL Techwire: San Francisco ‘cloud’ startup picks Raleigh for East Coast headquarters

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by Chantal Allam — July 17, 2018

RALEIGH – Amazon and Apple aren’t the only companies that have been eyeing up Raleigh.

After a lengthy search, the San-Francisco-based cloud technology company Sysdig is announcing  today that it plans to open an office in Raleigh as its second headquarters for its global engineering and operations.

The exact location has yet to be confirmed, but its CEO Suresh Vasudevan told WRAL TechWire that they plan to sign a lease this week and it would be close to NC State University. Operations are expected to begin at the end of the month.

“We considered about half a dozen other major metropolitan areas on the east coast and central US,” said Vasudevan, declining to name them specifically.

“But we picked Raleigh because the area is rich with technical talent from acclaimed universities, and there is a longstanding history of innovation.”

Another motivating factor, he acknowledged, was the fact that Raleigh is home to many of its partners and customers, including Red Hat and IBM. However, he couldn’t say whether the company also received any tax incentive to make the move.

The rapidly growing startup, which provides security, monitoring, and forensics for containers and microservices,  is now seeking to hire engineers, customer support, customer success and sales personnel.

In total, around 30 employees will be added to their already 150-strong team, the CEO said.

Hiring locally is a priority, Vasudevan added. “We aren’t moving to Raleigh just for some office space,” he said. “We are investing in the people, the innovation, and the tech culture that thrives in the area. We need people with experience in Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, Java, and more importantly, a vision of what the next generation of applications will look like. We are confident we will find these highly technical minds in Raleigh.”

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