“We have been running very successful R&D operations in search, maps and other products out of Bangalore, while our enterprise team was almost fully functioning out of Hyderabad. Now, we will be increasing the number of enterprise engineers here, who, along with our team in Hyderabad, would strengthen our cloud computing operations for the enterprise segment in the world,” Google India R&D Director & Country Head Peeyush Ranjan told Deccan Herald.
While it has about 300 enterprise engineers in Bangalore who contribute to its cloud business along with its other global divisions for the past two years, Google said the number of resources it would add to the Bangalore team would strengthen the R&D team’s focus towards enterprises.
Earlier, Google Enterprise Division President Dave Girouard confirmed that expansion is being planned to make India global hub for enterprise business. “We are into the market at a time when countries like India are rapidly adopting cloud-based services,” he said.
Besides the natural advantage of having products like Gmail, where it would be possible to store up thousands of mails, enterprise services would have several additional features that would make generally available Google products tuned up for business operations.
As cloud services mature, Google’s technology and expertise would probably ease any remaining concerns businesses may have on reliability of services and security of their data. “While we address global needs out of India, our presence enables us to look at India as a market for us and address with better insight,” Dave said.