VMware targets Gujarat with the Cloud


Opens office in Ahmedabad to address the growing demand for cloud based solutionsMumbai, India – February 13, 2012: VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced the opening of its office in Ahmedabad to tap the growing demand for virtualization and cloud computing based solutions from the region. VMware has already signed on a significant number of customers in the region and expects to grow this number with a formal presence in Gujarat.

“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 T Srinivasan, Managing Director, VMware India and SAARC. “We see a huge opportunity for our cloud solutions as we believe that organizations in the State of Gujarat are increasingly looking at IT to be more flexible and responsive to their dynamic business needs, while improving efficiency and controlling costs.”

VMware will address the cloud requirements of large corporations across manufacturing, BFSI, education, healthcare, auto, mining and pharmaceutical sectors in Gujarat. VMware also sees an exciting opportunity with the fast emerging small and medium businesses, as well with the State Government.

VMware already has a strong presence across India with offices in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

VMware delivers solutions that enable organizations to lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice. VMware solutions allow enterprises to accelerate their transition to the cloud and adopt a more efficient, agile service delivery model—IT as a Service. With VMware’s approach, businesses control the critical elements of their IT strategy as they build cloud infrastructures tailored to address their unique business challenge. In summary, VMware helps customers deploy a cloud model appropriate for their unique business needs.

Cloud Computing in Asia Pacific: The Annual Cloud Maturity Index, a VMware commissioned survey conducted by Forrester Consulting in the region in October last year, revealed that 91% of organizations 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%. The study found that Indian companies are accelerating their adoption of cloud computing, with 77% indicating that they would do so in the next six to 18 months.

VMware entered India in 2004. With offices in 8 cities, VMware employs over 1,500 people across India. The company recently announced the opening of its second R&D center in India in Pune.

About VMware:

VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2011 revenues of $3.77 billion, VMware has more than 350,000 customers and 50,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.