VMware opens R&D centre in Pune

by p b    Nov 16, 2011

VMware, a provider of virtualization and cloud infrastructure announced the opening of a new and bigger R&D facility in Pune.

The new R&D centre is second only to the Bangalore R&D Centre which is VMware’s biggest centre outside its headquarters in Paolo Alto, California. VMware also plans to add 50 people to the current strength of 130 over the next 18 months in both R&D and sales.

The Pune R&D team will continue to contribute to VMware’s cloud portfolio. VMware has a total of seven R&D centres worldwide in USA, India, China, Israel and Bulgaria.

“The Pune Centre will showcase new and future virtualization and cloud computing offerings from VMware to enable customers plan their IT architecture effectively,” said T Srinivasan, Managing Director, VMware India and SAARC.

With 2010 revenues of $2.9 billion, VMware has more than 300,000 customers and 25,000 partners.

“India is a vital cog from a product development perspective and we are able to effectively leverage resources from India for developing advanced technologies. Pune is not only home to our R&D centre but is also headquarters for a lot of our customers, who form a good source of learning and feedback on our products,” said Allwyn Sequeira, VP R&D, Networking & Security, vShield.