NYSE-listed Pure Storage inaugurates R&D facility in Bengaluru
NYSE-listed data center and technology services provider Pure Storage on Thursday inaugurated its new research and development center in Bengaluru, a ‘commitment’ of the government.Make in India‘ Push.
The acceleration of digital transformation around the world is fueling the growth of data, especially unstructured data such as videos, images and audio files. It is creating demand for professionals who specialize in solutions that store, manage, protect and analyze such data, the company said in a statement.
“We are excited to see another leading global technology company commit to investing in the India and Karnataka region. Pure Storage is providing an opportunity to Indian talent to contribute to technologies that are in demand across the globe,” said CN Ashwath Narayan, Minister of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka.
“India has been a source of technology talent for a long time and we have to be ahead of the game. With the steady increase in the volume and complexity of data, the demand for skills to manage, protect and move it in hybrid and multi-cloud environments will become even higher and it is important for Karnataka to join this movement.”
A new study conducted by Pure Storage along with market research by Zinov, a management consulting firm, found that more than 700,000 professionals in India have relevant data management skills. It accounts for about 14% of the total technology workforce in the country and is poised to grow.
India makes up more than 10% of the worldwide talent pool of data management professionals and over a quarter of Asia Pacific.
“We strongly believe that talent knows no boundaries and can be found in all sectors. This approach encourages a culture of inclusivity, new ways of thinking, customer centricity and develops the skills to manufacture products across the globe. Ajay Singh, Chief Product Officer, Pure Storage, said, “The India R&D Center will further boost data management capabilities in India, while Pure’s global customers will benefit from this abundance of talent.