MUMBAI, Feb 10 (The CONNECT) - Pure Storage that delivers storage-as-a-service in a multi-cloud world announced plans to expand its Research & Development (R&D) capabilities in India. The company also announced the appointment of Ajeya Motaganahalli as Managing Director for India R&D.
Two of Pure’s core values are innovation and a customer-first mind-set. The new India R&D site will contribute significantly to Pure’s global innovation engine, and further accelerate time-to-market. Currently comprising developers for its Portworx division in Bangalore and Pune, Pure is already ramping up the recruitment of engineers to support R&D across the portfolio.
As site leader, Ajeya Motaganahalli will drive this expansion across India. Ajeya joins Pure from Honeywell where he served as the Chief Technology Officer for their Safety and Productivity Solutions business in India. Ajeya is a well-regarded leader in the India engineering community with deep expertise in enterprise storage, having served in leadership roles at several other multinational technology companies.
The India R&D site will join Pure’s Global R&D Centers which include Mountain View, CA, Bellevue, WA, and Vancouver, Canada in North America; and Prague, Czech Republic in EMEA.
“This is an exciting development for Pure Storage. With our roots in innovation and India’s incredible pool of engineering talent, we will mutually benefit from each other,” said Ajay Singh, Chief Product Officer, Pure Storage. “With an experienced leader like Ajeya, I’m confident India can be an engine of innovation growth for Pure Storage and we can in turn contribute to the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.”
Pure Storage formally entered the Indian market in 2020 and demand for its solutions have been strong as organizations in the country look to digitalize their operations and solve their data management challenges. The existing Portworx engineering team in India has already contributed to significant products such as Portworx Data Services.
Pure Storage is recruiting for India R&D as well as for other roles in the company, including engineering, IT, HR, sales, and finance.