VMware plans to increase its workforce by end of 2015

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The company has invested on a new campus in India.

With India emerging as a global market force, the US-based technology giant, VMware, had announced a $500 million investment over a period of three years, back in 2014. These plans were solidified on Tuesday, when the company inaugurated a new campus, housing an R&D centre, in Bengaluru.

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of the company, was present in the city to inaugurate the facility, which will cater to the global demand for ‘mobile and cloud solutions’. VMware currently employs the services of 3300 recruits and plans to increase its workforce by 500 by the end of the year.

Out of the new recruits, 250 individuals will lend their services to the R&D wing. According to Gelsinger, “India is a substantial element of our global R&D activities and almost everything we do has a representation here. India plays a critical role in all of VMware’s strategic imperatives.”

The company plans on tapping the multiple opportunities in data centres, hybrid cloud and end-user computing by following a three-pillared approach. Niranjan Maka, MD of VMware India, R&D, has reported that the company has tied up with IIM-Ahmedabad for a startup incubator programme, which aims at seeding 150 to 200 startups over the next five years.

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