VMWARE ANNOUNCES THE EXPANSION OF ITS OPERATIONS IN PUNE Center has emerged as a hub for innovation in the areas of network and security virtualization

logo_vmwareVMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization andcloud infrastructure announced the expansion of its operations in Pune. The company has leased an additional area of 26,391 square feet at the Bajaj Brandview building in Wakdewadi, Pune, where VMware already has a presence. The expansion will allow VMware to accommodate an additional 185 employees who will contribute to VMware’s innovations in R&D. The Pune centre currently employs 200 employees who play a key role in supporting VMware’s global operations.

VMware’s India-based R&D and support operations are second in size and scale only to those at the company’s headquarters located in Palo Alto, California, U.S. VMware’s R&D operations in India make a significant contribution to the company’s portfolio of virtualization and cloud computing products, all designed to help VMware customers navigate the journey to a new era of IT. Developers in Bangalore and Pune contribute important components of VMware’s key technologies – the software-defined data center, hybrid cloud and end-user computing.

VMware’s center in Pune has seen consistent growth through both hiring and acquisitions and has emerged as a key hub for innovation in the areas of network and security virtualization for VMware globally. “VMware prides itself on the innovations its R&D teams continually deliver across the globe’” said T Srinivasan, managing director, VMware India & SAARC. “Our R&D team in Pune has delivered many innovations in the areas of networking and security, key components of our Software Defined Data Center strategy, and we are pleased to grow our operations here.”

In March, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger announced a multi-year investment of $120 million to fund the company’s expansion in Bangalore. VMware established a presence in India in 2005 and serves about 3,000 customers, employs some 2,000 staff and works with 100 partners. Over the last eight years, offices have been opened in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, with R&D centers in Bangalore and Pune.

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