Dell launches storage design centre in India

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 15:23 administrator

Dell logoNew Dell facility to complement existing Dell India server and networking research and development centers.


Bangalore. Dell, a leading end-to-end technology solutions provider, recently announced the launch of its Dell Storage Design Center in India. The sixth of its kind across the globe, the Bangalore centre 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 India and elsewhere will collaborate to create next- generation storage technologies and data center integration. 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.

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.

"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. 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

"India centers are critical for innovation and product engineering for Dell. 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 R&D.