Bangalore, April 15 2015: Virtualization and cloud infrastructure leader, VMware has set up a 43800 sq. m. state of the art campus in Bangalore at a cost of $120 million.
The new facility will play a key role strategic role in VMware’s global growth strategy for the mobile cloud era. The investment is part of the company’s commitment to invest $500 million in India by 2017.
The new campus features a world-class Executive Briefing Center (EBC) to showcase VMware’s entire portfolio of solutions, providing customers and partners across Asia Pacific with the opportunity to see the company’s products and services in action, and discuss them face to face with executives and engineers.
Said VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger soon after inaugurating the facility: “Today, India represents a substantial element of our global R&D operations in the U.S., and continues to play an important role in our global growth strategy. Our continued support of the India government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative illustrates the important role this nation plays in the company's long-term strategic global growth plans.”
With smartphones being devices for end users in India, VMware is also witnessing a strong interest and success for AirWatch, the industry leading enterprise mobility management and content management solution. AirWatch was recognized by Gartner as a leader in its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management.
The VMware R&D team in India plays a critical role in product development in all of VMware’s strategic imperatives – the software-defined data center, hybrid cloud and end-user computing.
Added Gelsinger:“Innovation is central to our success, and our R&D teams in India have expanded rapidly in scale and capability to make a significant contribution to our global track record for innovation. This continues to be an important investment area, and we plan to grow the R&D team by 20% this year to build on our success so far, and also contribute to the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.”
R&D, Global Support Services, World Wide Customer Operations, IT and Sales & Marketing departments come together under one roof in the new facility.
VMware’s operations in India are second in size only to those at the company’s Palo Alto headquarters in the U.S.