Enterprise networking vendor Brocade announced plans to invest $300 million in India over the next five years.
Brocade also opened its new 157,000 square foot development center in Bangalore. Main thrust will be on the development of fabric-based software networking solutions.
The development center will enable Brocade India to showcase proofs-of-concept and pilot projects for customers and partners. The center will work with Brocade technology and solution partners and networking industry thought leaders across India.
Brocade focuses on industry verticals such as telecom service providers, media, banking and finance, education, and the public sector.
India is home to the engineering teams of two recent Brocade acquisitions — Vistapointe and Connectem.
“Brocade is taking focused and purposeful steps in our global investment strategy with acquisitions that increase our depth in software networking, and strengthen our footprint and engineering capability in markets where we see growth potential,” said Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney.
Gartner says the Indian data center infrastructure market — server, storage, and networking equipment — will reach $2.03 billion in 2015.
Indian Government is investing $19 billion between 2014-18 for the Digital India program, with a significant spend on the network in a directive to build State Wide Area Networks (SWANs), new data centers in each state, smart cities, and a cloud-based platform to drive connectivity.
“The India market is going through a dramatic transformation with investments in private cloud, public cloud, as well as a network refresh due to the 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet adoption across the enterprise, government, and other sectors,” said Edgar Dias, regional director for Brocade India.