Red Hat expands India operations with two research centers

The two Centers of Excellence will work on improving open source adoption in India and strengthen Red Hat's cloud computing services.
Written by Manan Kakkar, Contributor on

Realizing a huge expansion opportunity in the Asia-Pacific region, the open source software giant from North Carolina decided to invest more resources in India. Back in 2011, Red Hat purchased a California based cloud computing company called Gluster in an attempt strengthen their cloud computing portfolio. Gluster's development arm was based out of Bangalore and is now renamed to Red Hat's Engineering Center of Excellence. Gluster's acquisition had a lot to do with the cloud storage solutions they had. The Bangalore center is also known as Red Hat Storage.

In the same announcement, the company said they will be expanding their Center of Excellence in Pune. The new Pune facility will be 50,000 sq ft large and, for Red Hat, their largest engineering facility outside the United States. In the press release, the company said the two centers will focus on open-source adoption in India. The engineering teams will comprise of local talent that will push open-source adoption. The teams will work on finding solutions and educating researchers and educational institutes on the benefits of open-source software.

Red Hat hopes that with their strong presence in India they will be able to play a crucial role in coming up with standards.

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