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NetApp’s Bengaluru R&D facility focuses on hybrid cloud

By Digital Edge Bureau, 20.01.2017, 16:30

NetApp’s Bengaluru-based global centre of excellence (GCE) is located over 15 acre campus


George Kurian, CEO, NetApp: Deeply committed to establishing strong R&D footprints in India

NetApp, which already enjoys strong market foothold in the network storage domain in India, has unveiled its global center of excellence (GCE) at Bengaluru. The new facility situated on a 15-acre campus and having a 12,000 square foot datacentre, would further innovation in data management in the hybrid cloud environment.
“The innovations that come from our Bengaluru global center of excellence (GCE) will help customers around the world in getting ahead of the competition by enabling their data-powered digital transformation strategies” said George Kurian, CEO, NetApp. “Our continued investment in India, with its highly skilled talent, collaborative government and global business partners, strengthens our ability to succeed in the new era of hybrid cloud”,  added Kurian.
Shri  Siddaramaiah, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, who inaugurated the new R&D facility said that Bengaluru was the technology, science, and knowledge capital of India and that was a matter of great pride for all of Karnataka. “The State Government offers its complete support to technology companies in establishing their centers here. I’m very happy that NetApp has invested in a great future with their new campus in Bengaluru”, said Shri Siddaramaiah.
The Bengaluru team’s mission includes expanding NetApp’s line-up of Data Fabric solutions and services that maximize control and improve the secure movement of data across the hybrid cloud. The diverse skills of employees and partners available at the new center will further innovations in these areas.
Interestingly, the new facility at Bangalore would also house NetApp startup accelerator program— Escape Velocity program—that is expected to nurture technology startups. “The digital revolution is creating a need for partnerships to fully support customer needs,” said Deepak Visweswaraiah, Managing Director, NetApp India as well as Head of NetApp’s worldwide Data Fabric & Manageability Group. “As we evolve our Data Fabric approach, the Escape Velocity program will help to share our technology expertise and business acumen with innovative startups who will add to the robust cloud data management ecosystem our customers need. With our support, these startups will be on a path to win in a dynamic global IT environment”, added Visweswaraiah.
Beyond its work amenities, the campus supports multiple recreational and convenience options to support employees’ active lifestyles. Sports offerings include football and tennis, and for personal fitness, a gymnasium and yoga program. A ‘mall street’ allows employees to buy daily conveniences, pay bills, book tickets and visit doctors at work. To enhance the quality of life for employees, NetApp subsidizes transport and cafeteria food and has benefit options that support employees moving closer to the campus.


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