VMware Invests $120M in Indian R&D Facility; Pat Gelsinger Comments

Vmware logo_ExecutiveBizVMware Inc. has invested $120 million for a new campus in India meant to support the company’s research and development operations, according to a Computerworld article.

The 420,000 square-foot facility in South Bangalore will house VMware’s new and current product R&D, as well as its 2,700 employees who run the company’s global operations and sales.

“India’s world-class IT expertise, impressive talent pool and industrial development make this country crucially important to VMware’s global growth strategy,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO at VMware, during his visit to the country.

Scheduled to operate in 2014, the building under construction will integrate existing facilities in Bangalore.

Computerworld noted that VMware’s R&D India operations contribute to its virtualization and cloud computing portfolio.

Currently, developers in Bangalore and Pune support VMware’s software-defined data center, hybrid cloud and end-user computing.

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