VMware to in­vest $500 mn in In­dia

The DQWeek (Delhi) - - FRONT PAGE - SUBARNA TALUK­DAR

“In­dia continues to play a cru­cial role in our global prod­uct roadmap and growth strat­egy. The coun­try’s out­stand­ing en­gi­neer­ing talent continues to im­press us, and we stay com­mit­ted to in­vest­ing and grow­ing our team here over the long time”.

—Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware

In­dia be­ing one of VMware’s pri­mary mar­kets it has plans to in­vest $500 mil­lion to scale up op­er­a­tions in the coun­try. VMware will in­vest the money over the next three years to help fund its grow­ing op­er­a­tions in In­dian mar­ket.

Dur­ing his In­dia visit, CEO Pat Gelsinger said, “In­dia continues to play a cru­cial role in our global prod­uct roadmap and growth strat­egy. The coun­try’s out­stand­ing en­gi­neer­ing talent continues to im­press us, and we stay com­mit­ted to in­vest­ing and grow­ing our team here over the long time”.

The in­vest­ments will be made in ar­eas of cap­i­tal as­sets, re­search and de­vel­op­ment and busi­ness op­er­a­tions of VMware. The com­pany’s R&D and sup­port op­er­a­tions in In­dia are sec­ond in size. In 2013 VMware head­count in In­dia grew 17 per­cent to 2300, while the re­cent ac­qui­si­tion of AirWatch has added additional em­ploy­ees in Ban­ga­lore.

Gelsinger added, “The in­vest­ments ear­marked will also en­able VMware to fur­ther strengthen its lead­er­ship po­si­tion in In­dia’s fast ma­tur­ing vir­tu­al­iza­tion and cloud com­put­ing mar­ket”.

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