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Ajeya Motaganahalli appointed Managing Director of R&D in India
BANGALORE, India, Feb. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the computing pioneer that provides storage as a service in a multi-cloud world, today announced plans to expand its research and development (R&D) in India. The company also announced the appointment of Ajeya Motaganahalli as Managing Director of R&D India. These announcements mark another milestone in Pure’s ongoing commitment to innovation and global growth plans. Pure will also contribute to the Indian government’s “Make in India” initiative and help drive innovations for the country’s fast-growing digital economy.
Two of Pure’s core values are innovation and a customer-focused mindset. The new R&D facility in India will significantly contribute to Pure’s global innovation engine and further accelerate time to market. Currently staffed by developers for its Portworx division in Bangalore and Pune, Pure is already accelerating the recruitment of engineers to support R&D across the portfolio.
As Site Manager, Ajeya Motaganahalli will lead this expansion across India. Ajeya joins Pure from Honeywell where he served as Chief Technology Officer for their security and productivity solutions business in India. Ajeya is a reputed leader in the Indian engineering community with deep expertise in enterprise storage, having held leadership positions in several other multinational technology companies.
The Indian R&D site will join Pure’s global R&D centers which include Mountain View, CA, Bellevue, WA and Vancouver, Canada in North America; and Prague, Czech Republic in the EMEA region.
“This is an exciting development for Pure Storage. With our roots in innovation and India’s incredible pool of engineering talent, we will mutually benefit from each other,” said Ajay Singh, Chief Product Officer, Pure Storage. “With an experienced leader like Ajeya, I am confident that India can be a growth engine of innovation for Pure Storage and that we in turn can contribute to the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.”
Pure Storage officially entered the Indian market in 2020 and demand for its solutions has been strong as organizations in the country seek to digitize their operations and solve their data management challenges. The existing Portworx engineering team in India has already contributed to important products such as Portworx Data Services.
Recognizing that talent can be found worldwide and that innovation is only driven by a diverse workforce, R&D in India will be led with a start-up mindset designed to encourage a culture of inclusiveness, innovation and customer focus. This philosophy has translated into Pure Storage being recognized as an employer of choice, with 92% of employees saying it’s a great place to work, compared to an average of 59% for other state-based companies. -United.
Pure Storage is recruiting for R&D in India as well as other positions within the company including Engineering, IT, HR, Sales and Finance.
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