Sunnyvale, California-based storage and data management company NetApp opened a Global Center of Excellence in Bangalore. The 12,000-square-foot data center and engineering laboratory on a 15-acre campus incorporates one million square feet of work space. The new facility incorporates the company’s first startup accelerator program called “Escape Velocity” that will foster technology startups and expand the Data Fabric ecosystem.
NetApp CEO George Kurian said, “Our continued investment in India, with its highly skilled talent, collaborative government, and global business partners, strengthens our ability to succeed in the new era of hybrid cloud.”
Deepak Visweswaraiah, managing director of NetApp India and head of NetApp’s worldwide Data Fabric and Manageability Group, stated, “As we evolve our Data Fabric approach, the Escape Velocity program will help to share our technology expertise and business acumen with innovative startups, which will add to the robust cloud data management ecosystem our customers need.”