VMware announces new R&D campus in Bangalore
VMware, Inc., a virtualization and cloud infrastructure provider, today announced it will soon launch a new R&D Center in Bangalore. The existing facilities in Bangalore will be consolidated into the new premises, which will seat 2,700 employees when ready next year. The campus will accommodate new and on-going product R&D, as well as a large staff supporting VMware’s global operations and India’s sales teams.
For this, VMware said it has invested $120 million that includes a long term lease for the new 420,000 square foot building in South Bangalore, currently under construction.
VMware’s R&D operations in India contribute to the company’s portfolio of virtualization and cloud computing products. The developers in Bangalore and Pune contribute components of VMware’s key technologies – the software-defined datacenter, hybrid cloud and end-user computing.
“Our investment in this facility demonstrates VMware’s commitment to stay at the cutting edge of technology and evolve the optimum business structure to serve our customers globally,” said Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO.
VMware established a presence in India in 2005 and serves about 3,000 customers, employs 2,000 staff and works with 100 partners. Over the last eight years, offices have been opened in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad and Colombo in Sri Lanka, with R&D centers in Bangalore and Pune.
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