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
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
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
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