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VMware to expand cloud operations in Gujarat

Source : BUSINESS_STANDARD
Last Updated: Sun, Feb 19, 2012 19:51 hrs

Having opened its office in Ahmedabad recently, VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, is now looking to tap the growing demand for virtualisation and cloud computing based solutions from Gujarat.

While it has already signed on a significant number of customers in the region, the company expects to grow this number with a formal presence in Gujarat, said T Srinivasan, Managing Director, VMware India and SAARC.

"The opening of our office in Ahmedabad not only extends our local presence in Gujarat, but also demonstrates our commitment to our customers and partners in the region,” said Srinivasan.

Adding further, he said, “We see a huge opportunity for our cloud solutions as we believe that organizations in Gujarat are increasingly looking at IT to be more flexible and responsive to their dynamic business needs, while improving efficiency and controlling costs." The company will address the cloud requirements of large corporations across manufacturing, BFSI, education, healthcare, auto, mining and pharmaceutical sectors in Gujarat.

Moreover, VMware also sees an opportunity with the fast emerging small and medium businesses (SMBs) as well as with the state government.

With offices in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, VMware delivers solutions that enable organisations to lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.

Apart from offering mere cloud services, VMware solutions allow enterprises to accelerate their transition to the cloud and adopt a more efficient, agile service delivery model—IT as a service.

Meanwhile, according to a survey by Forrester Consulting in October last year, about 91 per cent of organisations surveyed in India consider cloud relevant to their businesses. India leads the region in terms of perceived cloud relevance alongside Japan, China, Malaysia and Thailand at 90 per cent.

The study also found that Indian companies are accelerating their adoption of cloud computing, with 77 per cent indicating that they would do so in the next six to 18 months.



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