Equinix has inaugurated its Global Center of Excellence (GCoE) in Bengaluru, India.
The GCoE will contribute to the development of innovative, automated and scalable digital technologies to improve the digital infrastructure resilience of our customers and employees.
Murugesh Nirani, Minister for Large & Medium Scale Industries said, “India continues to leapfrog the world in many areas as it continues to be a strong torchbearer for innovation, startups and technology development. The ecosystem must be fostered with the right care and attention and in this regard, we welcome the commitment to India by Equinix, the world leader in the digital infrastructure space, by investing in Bengaluru with its Global Center of Excellence (GCoE). We believe this is a perfect match and will help drive future readiness while accelerating digital capabilities in the state. Bengaluru has always been at the forefront of digital adoption, and Equinix’s investment is yet another testament to how the city leads the charge in strengthening the country’s digital infrastructure.”
Milind Wagle, Chief Information Officer, Equinix said, “India is a strategic market for Equinix, and the launch of GCoE is an extension of our commitment to the market. The expansion of our IT team reflects our confidence in the talent and market potential in India. To help us deliver market-leading solutions for the world’s digital leaders, we want to attract the brightest and best employees. Bengaluru, a key hub in India’s digital economy, is going to play a significant role in creating world-class products.”
Manoj Paul, Managing Director, Equinix India said, “The launch of the GCoE in Bengaluru underscores India’s strategic importance in our global business roadmap. At Equinix, we will continue to invest locally to drive innovation aligned with market requirements and nurture IT talent in India. As an industry leader with a global footprint and robust business ecosystems, Equinix is well-positioned to support the digital revolution in India, supporting businesses locally and globally.”
As the fifth-largest economy in the world, India is a high-growth digital market experiencing a data revolution.
With a robust heritage of premier research and development centers and a wealth of IT talent, Bengaluru has been selected by Equinix to expand its GCoE and set up a talent hub to focus on emerging technologies, corporate applications, data engineering and analytics, among other IT domains.
Currently, Equinix has IT talent hubs in Dallas, Silicon Valley, Singapore and Warsaw.
The company plans to hire approximately 500 IT professionals in Bengaluru by the end of 2024.