HPE expands footprint in India and signs MOU for agriculture excellence

26th July 2019
HPE expands footprint in India and signs MOU for agriculture excellence
Ground breaking for expanded HPE campus in Bangalore

Bangalore, July 26 2019: Hewlett Packard Enterprise held a  ground breaking ceremony for a high-tech extension to its Mahadevapura Campus yesterday.  Once ready, this 850,00 sqft facility with ground plus eleven floors will be able to house more than 9,000 employees with state-of-the-art R&D facilities.  
The 1.3 million sq. ft. campus will feature a state-of-the-art workplace, powered by HPE technologies, designed to enhance the employee, customer and partner experience and foster a culture of innovation. The campus will support a broad range of functions including R&D, engineering services, finance, and sales. HPE also plans to commence manufacturing in India. The company is scheduled to start manufacturing Aruba’s portfolio of mobility and IoT solutions in India before the end of 2019.
Participating in the ground breaking ceremony,  Karnataka State secretary for IT and BT, Gaurav Gupta said, “I congratulate HPE on the occasion of the ground breaking ceremony, which is a mark of the US$ 500 million investment that HPE has planned in India over the next five years.  This event further emphasizes the importance of Bangalore  as a technology hub and is a testament to this city being an innovation hub of the world. It is indeed encouraging that HPE is expanding its facility here in Bangalore. In fact, 48% of the total MNC R&D workforce in India works in the 450+ R&D centres in Bangalore. The unique mix of rich technology talent, the vibrant start-up ecosystem and the cutting-edge R&D happening here is bringing all global tech leaders to the city. By some estimates, Bangalore is set to overtake Silicon Valley in terms of 
tech-talent by 2020. The Government sees its role as a catalyst in the development of industry and has many policies to that effect across all sectors. We will extend all possible support to HPE and also to all other enterprises that have set up shop in Bangalore.”
In other news about HPE in India:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise  has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Agastya International Foundation to set up a fully-equipped Center of Excellence (CoE) at the latter’s campus in Gudipalli, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, focused on skilling students in emerging technologies to develop their skills and knowledge in the areas of IoT and computer programming.
The facility will provide students with access to advanced IT solutions that are at the leading edge of technology innovation in the agricultural sector to achieve higher food production from finite land resources.
For student enrollment, Agastya International Foundation will identify and select underprivileged, undergraduate computer science or engineering students around Gudipalli, Chittoor district. Under the guidance of IoT experts from HPE, these students will have the opportunity to work with soil fertility experts on agriculture-related projects. The HPE training for these students, in the areas of IoT and computer programming, also aims to improve their employment prospects.