Buying Irish extends to the cloud, says Stryve

Expanding private cloud company Stryve says there’s been a marked trend towards buying Irish and supporting local since Covid-19 struck

Stryve, which in recent weeks revealed plans to create 10 new jobs, says that a growing number of firms, particularly growing enterprises with evolving IT needs, coming to them for their bespoke Fortune 500-grade cyber security and cloud solutions.

Stryve CEO, Andrew Tobin, says further hires could be on the cards if the trend among SMEs, multinationals and everyone in between continues.

“We’ve put together a world-class team from our hub in Carlow over the past two years and we’re winning new work every single day”

“Firms often opt for big companies, household names or established brands because they think it’s the way to go – that it’s the best option for their business and that they will have the best possible cover,” Tobin said.

“It’s not until they discover a whole host of hidden costs, bandwidth, IP and disc space issues and other difficulties that they realise the limitations of such offers.

“Firms need to know about the myriad of hidden extras in some of the leading name packages before they agree to a plan. They need to ask about limits, ask about various costs. They also need to know that they have the IT support and the backup they need 24/7 and that they’re not going to get routed to a call centre offshore that’s only open office hours.”

The data-centric future is now

The company says it guarantees data sovereignty from its private data centre in Cork.

The Stryve team includes the perfect mix of expertise with Andrew Tobin as CEO and leading the marketing and sales teams and Paul Delahunty, one of the country’s top experts in his field. Paul worked with a number of security start-ups, including Ericson and Hostel World Global. Paul is the new Chief Security Officer at Stryve.

Gunter Bayere is Stryve’s technology expert. He designs and develops complex Cloud, Disaster Recovery (DR) and security solutions for Stryve’s multifaceted client base. His knowledge and expertise is a key driving force behind strategic development at Stryve.

The company was formed in 2018 and doubled its turnover in 2019 and is on track to add 30 per cent in 2020. It currently supports businesses in over 20 countries with a combined turnover in excess of €21billion. Stryve’s ambitious plans include a number of key acquisitions and expanding its services across the continent. 

Thriving on ‘Stryve-ing’

Tobin said that because working patterns have changed IT support demands have definitely changed.

“Firms need the back-up of a flexible, available, adaptable and local team that will have their back, will be there for them and will tailor their services to their bespoke needs as they grow.

“We thrive on custom-building supports for our clients. We love it when clients come with unusual requests like needing phenomenal amounts of RAM or disc space. We’ve put together a world-class team from our hub in Carlow over the past two years and we’re winning new work every single day,” Tobin added.

Stryve has been growing its client base across Ireland, the UK and Europe since the merger of vCloud and T2 in June of this year.

Stryve opened its first European office in Poland in the past weeks and from its headquarters at the Wexford Road Business Park on the edge of Carlow town, Stryve provides a range of private cloud services including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery and Secure Online Backups from its own, dedicated data centre.

By John Kennedy (

Published: 25 November, 2020