Dell-owned VMware sees $1 bn opportunity in India cloud market

Dell-owned VMware sees $1 bn opportunity in India cloud market
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23 Aug, 2018

VMware, owned by Dell Technologies, said helping firms in India with cloud networks presents the business software provider a $1 billion opportunity, The Economic Times reported.

The company said it will provide a single software suite to bridge the private and public cloud worlds. The suite will allow companies to manage their assets across multiple clouds using a virtualisation layer between apps and infrastructure, the report said.

“The first step for India was actually building a private cloud and the ability to provision certain workloads in public cloud. This has been one of our strongest and biggest growth areas in India,” Arun Kumar Parameswaran, managing director of VMware India, told The Economic Times.

The ability to run applications on the private cloud and navigate different public clouds has become extremely important for clients looking at multiple service providers such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon.

Citing Netflix using both Amazon and Google Cloud, Parameswaran said, “As customers start thinking about multi-cloud vision, they first have to modernise their underlying network and scalability framework. This is the virtual cloud networking (VCN) conversation we have with our customer.”

In India, VMware’s software solutions are being used by Bharti Airtel, State Bank of India (SBI), BookMyShow and others. Parameswaran said verticals like pharma and education were doing very well for VMware.