Digital infrastructure platform Equinix, Inc. recently announced the opening of 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 its customers and employees.
With a robust heritage of premier research and development centres 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.
As home to various ecosystems ranging from automotive, cloud, content and digital media, healthcare, manufacturing, payments and transportation, Equinix’s global platform is designed to help customers embrace digital transformation in order to succeed in the digital economy. In the past, Equinix has invested heavily in developing interconnection and digital infrastructure solutions, including Equinix Fabric, Equinix Metal, Network Edge and Equinix Precision Time, to help businesses more easily and flexibly build their digital infrastructure and seamlessly interconnect their IT infrastructures across the global platform.
“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,” said Milind Wagle, Chief Information Officer, Equinix.
Shri Murugesh Nirani, Minister for Large & Medium Scale Industries, said, “We welcome the commitment to India by Equinix 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.”
“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,” said Manoj Paul, Managing Director, Equinix India.
By bringing together a powerful combination of technical expertise, domain knowledge, and best practices from Equinix’s extensive global engagements, the GCoE will offer innovative solutions to accelerate the digital capabilities of enterprises across the globe, including India.