Dell Completes End to End Data Center R&D Footprint in India
Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Thursday, October 24, 2013 -- (Business Wire India)
-- Dell ramps up a new Storage Design Center in Bangalore
-- Facility will focus on management software, support tools, integration, validation and sustaining activities for the Dell Storage portfolio
-- Complements existing Dell India server and networking research and development centers
Dell, a leading end-to-end technology solutions provider, today announced the launch of its Dell Storage Design Center in India. The sixth of its kind across the globe, the Bangalore Center will strengthen the coordinated development of Dell's servers, storage and networking in alignment with the company's focus on IT convergence solutions and its broader enterprise business portfolio.
Dell plans to ramp up operations with its state-of-the-art engineering lab by adding storage architects, design engineers, software developers and engineering managers focused on enterprise storage technologies and data center integration.
Dell's storage design centers in Austin, Texas; Eden Prairie, Minn.; Nashua, N.H.; San Jose, Calif., Tel Aviv, Israel and now Bangalore will collaborate to create next- generation storage technologies and data center integration while adding to Dell's strengths in storage automation, flash technology, virtualization and ease of use. As an additional design center, the Bangalore Storage Design facility will focus on a variety of key development areas including management software, support tools, integration, validation and sustaining activities for the Dell Storage portfolio.
Enterprise customers are driving new requirements in storage, and Dell is at the forefront of a new storage landscape. With solutions in Cloud, Flash, Big Data, Convergence, BYOD, Software Defined Infrastructure and VDI, Dell offers customers an optimized enterprise with breakthrough performance and efficiency. Storage plays a critical role in Dell's end-to-end solutions portfolio with an award-winning product line.
Dell has been investing significantly to develop India as one of its key global research and development (R&D) centers. In 2010, it acquired Force10 Networks and began to develop India as a Dell Networking R&D hub and global Center of Excellence. Similarly, the Dell Server R&D Center in Bangalore has been contributing to Dell's server innovations since 2001, playing a key role in several of Dell's market successes like the 12G server product line. The Storage Design Center completes the circle of Dell India's R&D capabilities and will work in conjunction with Networking and Server Development Centers to cater to both local and global markets.
Dell takes an end-to-end approach to developing its storage products and solutions, providing unified capabilities within storage and with its server and networking portfolio. Dell provides customers with solutions that help manage the growing complexity of information technology and the rapid explosion in data and simplifies storage technologies to make them more accessible to companies of all sizes.
Dell has focused on redefining the economics of the data center, recently releasing new storage solutions that offer enterprise all-flash storage for the comparable price of traditional disk solutions. A recent survey of more than 550 global IT leaders, from of ITIC/Storage Strategies NOW, showed that Dell is the No. 1 vendor of choice among organizations currently using or having definitive plans to deploy flash technology.
Dell also has been recognized as the iSCSI storage market leader for the third consecutive year per the IT Brand Pulse survey 2013. The independent survey, based on customer feedback, states that Dell has emerged a leader having done a better job of educating the market about the benefits of iSCSI storage than any other company. Currently, Dell is leading the introduction of enterprise-class 10GbE-based iSCSI storage into larger and larger data centers resulting in IT professionals selecting Dell as the iSCSI Storage Market Leader for the third straight year of this survey.
“India is playing a strategic role in building Dell's global R&D capabilities, and we see tremendous opportunity for Dell's storage business with the launch of this new design center. The demand for efficient storage products is said to be growing by more than 30 percent annually, and we are receiving more requests for customized products and solutions that address specific datacenter challenges. With this in mind, we have extended our Dell Storage design capabilities to India, so we can leverage talent and other resources here to develop new storage innovations that will continue to keep Dell top of mind for a wide range of storage and data center customers.” Alan Atkinson, vice president and co-general manager, Dell Storage
“The Dell Storage portfolio already is playing a crucial role in how customers manage their new virtualized environments, exponential data growth and resulting application workload challenges. Dell's R&D centers across the globe play a key role in enhancing the value that our storage solutions bring to our customers. The Bangalore center will team with existing server and networking R&D centers to drive innovation and breakthrough technologies across our broad data center portfolio for our global customers.” Pete Korce, vice president and co-general manager, Dell Storage
“India centers are critical for innovation and product engineering for Dell. Bangalore is the city of choice for Dell's storage design center for its talent ecosystem to cater to the R&D of software products. Talent acquisition and building the storage engineering capability will be a priority over the next twelve months. The commencement of storage design center opens the new chapter for Dell's R&D in India to collaboratively innovate and deliver end-to-end enterprise solutions.” Rudramuni B, executive director and head at Dell India R&D
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