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VMware sets up first Indian AirWatch data centre

Wed 2 Aug 2017

International cloud infrastructure firm VMware is setting up its first AirWatch data centre in India to deliver Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions to businesses in the region.

VMware intends to expand its footprint in India and the broader Asia Pacific region in an effort to give more customers access to its AirWatch technology, allowing them to work with digital workspaces using VMware technology Workspace ONE.

Workspace ONE integrates control, application management and endpoint management, either as a cloud service or as an on-premises deployment.

VMware India sales director for end-user computing, Sangeeta Giri, said: “Our India data center launch will deliver VMware AirWatch technology to more businesses looking to empower their employees with a secure digital workspace.”

According to Giri, the expansion was required to meet increasing demand for EMM solutions across India and the APAC region.

With the introduction of the new data centre in India, VMware hopes to give local customers the chance to see improvements in scalability, automatic upgrades, and integration with enterprise systems.

AirWatch, from VMware, is designed to be able to allow users to configure all endpoints, provide access to applications, bring in personal devices, and provide security and safeguarding.

VMware, based in Palo Alto, is a subsidiary of Dell and provides cloud infrastructure, data centre and business mobility solutions. It has collaborated with Cisco, has seen investment from General Electric, and had a revenue of $7 billion (approx. £5.29 billion) in 2016.

India has seen increased investment in data centres, following a general technology boom matching its huge population. It was announced recently that India surpassed the U.S. as Facebook’s number one country in terms of users.

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi has also announced a $500 million planned investment into the country, and both Microsoft and Oracle have built Indian data centres in recent years, as more and more companies focus on the region.

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