BANGALORE, India — The storage company Pure Storage is expanding its presence in India by unveiling a research & development (R&D) center and welcoming an executive to lead the site.
The moves are milestones in Pure’s “continued commitment to innovation and global growth plans,” according to Pure Storage this month.
Pure will also contribute to the Indian government’s “Make in India” initiative and help spur innovations in the area’s digital economy.
The India R&D site will contribute significantly to Pure’s global “innovation engine” and accelerate time to market.
Developers for its Portworx line are currently in Bangalore and Pune, India. The existing Portworx engineering team in India has contributed to products such as Portworx Data Services.
Pure Storage is ramping up the recruitment of engineers to support R&D across the portfolio.
Pure is recruiting for India R&D as well as for other roles in the company, including engineering, IT, HR, sales, and finance.
The India R&D site will join Pure’s Global R&D centers: Mountain View, California; Bellevue, Washington; Vancouver, Canada; and Prague, Czech Republic.
Pure Storage formally entered the Indian market in 2020. Companies there are looking to digitalize their operations and solve data management challenges, according to Pure.
India R&D will be run with a startup mindset designed to encourage a culture of “inclusivity, innovation, and customer-centricity.”
Pure Storage hired Ajeya Motaganahalli as managing director of India R&D to drive the expansion across India.
Motaganahalli has expertise in enterprise storage, having served in leadership roles at several multinational technology companies.
Most recently, Motaganahalli was at Honeywell, where he served as CTO for its safety and productivity solutions business in India.
“This is an exciting development for Pure Storage,” said Ajay Singh, chief product officer, Pure Storage.
“With our roots in innovation and India’s incredible pool of engineering talent, we will mutually benefit from each other.