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VMware sees greater role for India

A cloud computing software maker VMware said that they expand
its service portfolio into the mobile space and its India operations are
expected to play a larger role.

A cloud computing software maker VMware said that they expand
its service portfolio into the mobile space and its India operations are
expected to play a larger role.

VMware said that it can do better when it comes to tapping
the local market for its products. “Australia and China are high growth
markets (roughly over 100%), while India is moderately over the company growth
rate (which is at 27% over last year),” said Andrew Dutton, senior vice
president and general manager for VMware Asia Pacific & Japan.

VMware has signed a few large contracts in India with banks,
technology firms, state and central government. The National Informatics
Center(NIC) which runs large data centers for central e-governance initiatives
like passport seva, India post, etc too uses VMware’s software. It is also said
to be involved in the central government’s cloud initiative Megharaj.

Recently, at its annual partner meeting VMworld 2013 in late
August, the company announced a slew of new offerings aimed at improving
utilization of existing network and hardware resources in a corporation’s IT
infrastructure. The new products, VMware claims, will also help corporations
save on the cost of buying new hardware.

Pat Gelsinger, CEO VMware said that a significant portion of
the work that went into these new product offerings were done from India, CEO.
“For us we see lot of work and innovation happening in India. If we look
at the latest offering, a lot of work was done from our India center,”
said Pat.

At present, India hosts the its largest research and
development center for California-headquartered company. In India, the company
has about 2000 employees, spread across two offices in Bangalore and Pune, with
half of them doing research and development work while the rest acts as support
staff for itself and its clients. VMware recently invested over $120 million in
setting up a new facility in Bangalore, capable of accommodating another 2700
staff, to expand its R&D work from India.

“In a broader sense, the focus is on application
development. If I have to see five years from now, mobile world will be
established, hybrid cloud will be established and the key will be in application
innovation,” added Pat.

[Source: The Economic Times]
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