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NetApp to hire 150 in Bangalore

May 30, 2005 16:28 IST

The Nasdaq-listed enterprise data storage equipment maker Network Appliance (NetApp) plans to double headcount at its Bangalore Technology Centre to 300 in the next one year, a senior company executive said on Monday.

"We are planning to double the headcount from the present 148 in the next one year," NetApp's India Technology Operations President Shekar Nair, who oversees the NetApp engineering and customer support operations, said.

The BTC is a multi-functional operation encompassing the first NetApp R & D centre outside of the USA, and a global support centre serving the needs of its enterprise customers worldwide.

The company is slated to move to a new facility here later this year, and has committed an investment in the region of Rs 75-80 crore (Rs 750-800 million). Initially, it would occupy two floors (120,000 square facility which can accommodate 460 people of the five-storeyed building, officials said.

"BTC is engaged in critical R & D work for NetApp," Nair said.

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