From Santa Ana to Pune... STEC's new innovation centre

Pune in Maharashtra state is to host the new Storage Technology Innovation Centre of STEC, the leading, Santa Ana (California)-based global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products. The design centre  formally opened on September 5, will provide STEC with additional storage software development resources for such products as its recently announced Enhance IO  SSD Cache Software, as well as next-generation solutions from early proof of concept through product development and productization.

The centre includes a state-of-the-art test and research lab. STEC plans to strategically utilize its Storage Technology Innovation Centre and software development team to create software products which are complementary to its already extensive enterprise-class solid-state portfolio.
"We are very excited about the opening of our Storage Technology Innovation Center in Pune, and with a strong pool of local world-class software engineering talent we are adding critical software functionality to our solid-state portfolio, which will be a key to staying ahead of the competition," said Mark Moshayedi, STEC's President, COO & CTO. "The opening of our Pune Innovation Center will enable us to efficiently leverage local software development expertise and facilitate innovation in entirely new ways to better service our customers' evolving needs."
Anurag Agarwal will serve as General Manager of the Innovation Center in Pune. Key positions including senior and principal software engineers, software developers and quality assurance engineers. Have been advertised for the Pune centre:  
"The establishment of the Storage Technology Innovation Center in Pune is important because it brings new solid-state technologies to India and will allow our local software team to make vital contributions towards the development of advanced technologies," says Agarwal. 

Sep 5 2011