Cloud vendor VMware , which announced $500 million investment in India over a period of three years back in 2014, has opened a new campus in Bangalore. The new facility represents an investment of $120 million and will cater to the global demand for “mobile and cloud solutions”, said Pat Gelsinger, VMware’s Global CEO who is here to inaugurate the new campus.
VMware, which currently has 3300 employees in India, plans to add 16 per cent or above 500 people to its Indian workforce this year. Out of this, about 250 people will be hired in the R&D wing of the company, which currently has 1300 employees in India. “India is a substantial element of our global R&D activities and almost everything we do has a representation in India. India plays a critical role in all of VMware’s strategic imperatives,” Gelsinger said. India hosts VMware’s second largest R&D center after Atlanta in the US.
VMware is also keen to work with Government of India’s strategic initiatives like Make in India and Smart Cities, Gelsinger said. Arun Parameswaram, India MD for VMware, said that VMware is already doing some significant work with the government. “A substantial part of the NIC cloud is powered by VMware’s technology,” he told us.
VMware, a $6 billion company by revenue, is focusing on its three pillared approach of tapping opportunities in software defined data center, hybrid cloud and end-user computing.
According to IDC, enterprises in India are expected to save an estimated $4 billion between 2014 and 2020 by adopting a software defined approach to managing IT.
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