S7 acquisition fuels Blue Coat's latest development centre –- in Bangalore

09th February 2010
S7 acquisition fuels Blue Coat's  latest development centre –- in Bangalore
Blue Coat's (from left) Matt Young, Brian Ball and Manjunath Gowda at the dedication of the new Bangalore Development Centre on Feb 9 2010. ( INDIATECHONLINE photo)

Sunnyvale, California-based Application Delivery Networking leader Blue Coat Systems, has leveraged its recent acquisition of the Indian IT development player S7 Software Solutions to create its newest and fourth development centre – its first outside the US – and plans to make this its main resource  for new products in the virtualization and anti-virus arenas.
A major global player in secure web gateways and wide area network optimization, Blue Coat indirectly serves over 60 million subscribers worldwide through customers for its flagship hardware and software solutions in the niche that is being called Application Delivery Networking (ADN).
S7 which began work in 1998 as the captive development centre for Bristol Technology, US, morphed into an independent software solution house in 2003. Its founder Manjunath Gowda has become Managing Director of Blue Coat’s new India entity and brings to his new responsibility, the strength of a 75-strong team  of engineers,who have a suite of migration services and tools to their credit ( migration to .Net, 64 bit, cloud computing) .
Brian Ball, Blue Coat’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for ADN, explained that new Bangalore centre will focus chiefly on management, reporting and client software products.
Matt Young, BlueCoat’s Vice President for Asia Pacific, added that in India the company operates thorough channel partners like TCS, Wipro and Datacraft. In addition to its India presence, the company would serve regional customers through data centres in Hong Kong and Australia and a global customer care centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tech note: Application Delivery Networking ( from www.bluecoat.com  )
How do you ensure your network users can access the applications and information they need, quickly and securely, from any location?
Application Delivery Network (ADN) infrastructure is designed to optimize and secure the flow of information to users across the extended enterprise. AND provides you with the visibility to discover, classify and prioritize applications and user access, accelerate the delivery of internal, external and real-time applications and protect users and information from malicious applications and content. This provides you with the flexibility to quickly align network investments with changing business requirements, enhance business productivity and ensure proactive layers of defense.
Feb 10 2010