Feeds

VMware and Dell on the road to India

Like Sulekha Yellow Pages, they're Bangalore bound

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Both Dell and VMware are heaping affection on the booming South Asia economy today. While Dell is expanding its retail partnerships in India, VMware is adding research and development funding there.

Let's have a peek at how the two companies are cutting dependencies on the US economy to beat a looming recession:

VMware invests $100m in India

VMware plans to significantly expand its research and development operations in India over the next two years.

During a news conference today in Bangalore, India, CEO Diane Greene said the company will spend $100m by 2010 on projects that include a new R&D facility and a doubling of its staff in India to more than 1,000 people.

VMware spent $285.9m on R&D worldwide last year. But that figure was up about 93 per cent from $148.3m in 2006.

“India is also one of our fastest growing markets and where we have increasingly important system integrator partners,” Greene said in a statement. “For these reasons, we are now substantively increasing our investment in India.”

VMware will build a 82,000-square-foot development center in Bangalore, expanding on existing R&D operations in Bangalore and Pune. The center will support new and ongoing research across the company's entire virtualization portfolio, the company said.

Dell singing 'Vande Mataram' too

Dell plans to gain a retail presence in India, where its revenues rose 60 per cent in 2007 to $700m, the company said.

"At present, we are not into retail operations in India, but that's going to change. Very, very soon you will hear about this," Dell India veep Rajan Anandan said at a news conference today. Dell currently sells its PCs in India via the internet and telephone.

Anandan also forecast the company's only Indian production plant in Tamil Nadu would reach full capacity of 400,000 units per year during the current financial quarter.

In addition, he pinned down a date for the low-cost desktops and notebooks catering to the India market that Michael Dell announced last week. Those units will be launching in the second week of April. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?
Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now
Oracle reveals 32-core, 10 BEEELLION-transistor SPARC M7
New chip scales to 1024 cores, 8192 threads 64 TB RAM, at speeds over 3.6GHz
Docker kicks KVM's butt in IBM tests
Big Blue finds containers are speedy, but may not have much room to improve
US regulators OK sale of IBM's x86 server biz to Lenovo
Now all that remains is for gov't offices to ban the boxes
Gartner's Special Report: Should you believe the hype?
Enough hot air to carry a balloon to the Moon
Flash could be CHEAPER than SAS DISK? Come off it, NetApp
Stats analysis reckons we'll hit that point in just three years
Dell The Man shrieks: 'We've got a Bitcoin order, we've got a Bitcoin order'
$50k of PowerEdge servers? That'll be 85 coins in digi-dosh
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.