Storage software vendor Veritas Software Corp. recently announced that it plans to expand its research and development (R&D) operations in India by hiring 300 new staff at its Pune facility over the next year.
Veritas, in Mountain View, Calif., currently has 500 engineers involved in the developing the company’s products at its Pune Centre.
Eleven years after it was established, the R&D team in Pune is the second largest at Veritas and represents almost a quarter of the company’s worldwide engineering strength. The Pune R&D centre enables Veritas to conduct primary R&D activities 24 hours a day, according to Mark Bregman, executive vice president of products and operations at the company.
Veritas engineers in India work as part of the company’s global R&D teams across all product lines. Projects are frequently designed and developed by the India engineering team from start to finish, with engineers working on cutting-edge technologies such as clustering, replication, file systems, volume management and storage resource management.
The R&D team also works on a variety of operating system platforms including Microsoft Corp. Windows and all major derivatives of Unix, according to the company.