Network Appliance Opens Facility in India

The continuing trend toward outsourcing into certain regions of India where labor is presumably cheaper and a highly educated tech-savvy workforce is readily on hand, claimed another large corporation this week.

Network Appliance a decade-old provider of open network storage solutions, joined ranks with the likes of Oracle , Sun Microsystems , Cisco , IBM , and Microsoft , to name just a few, when it announced plans to open a facility in Bangalore, India.

Bangalore and Hyderabad are considered to be India’s top choice technology development cities.

The new facility will support engineering and customer service for Network Appliance and will be helmed by Manish Goel, a former member of the company’s U.S.-based corporate development team.

Goel will serve as president of the new India facility.

The expansion into India is intended to complement Network Appliance’s growing worldwide footprint, the company said Monday.

Network Appliance maintains four global support centers in Europe, Singapore, and two facilities in the U.S.

According to Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of Network Appliance, the reason for the recent expansion into India is because ‘everybody else is doing it.’

“We need to be close to that development work, and closer to our customers in all parts of the world,” said Warmenhoven. “Increasing our investment in India strengthens our leadership position in enterprise storage and expands our global capabilities.”

Network Appliance will begin staffing the new facility by June.

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