World Wide Technology (WWT) has opened a second Asia Integration Centre (AIC), launching a facility in India to accompany Singapore operations.
Located 40km northeast of Mumbai, the new centre spans 10,000 square feet of space and will mirror the capabilities of facilities in North America, Europe and Singapore.
The AIC - launched to support “surging customer demand” - will offer expertise in technologies such as data analytics, multi-cloud and storage, alongside networking and the Internet of Things (IoT), allowing users to “build and manage” IT infrastructure solutions in the process.
“Asia Pacific is an important region for us because of its phenomenal growth rate,” said Jim Kavanaugh, CEO of WWT. “The opening of the AIC - Mumbai is one of many initiatives to come as we strengthen our presence here.
“India is the market for businesses to be in, and our decision to invest in India is a direct result of strong customer demand from the country. This facility, with the AIC - Singapore, allows us to effectively serve a growing client base in the region.”
Kavanaugh said the “state-of-the-art” centres are “climate-controlled production environments” with advanced networking, secure remote access and certified procedures specifically designed for "staging, kitting and configuring" the latest advanced technology solutions.
Staffed with certified engineers with logistical and technical expertise, key vendor offerings include Cisco, Dell EMC, NetApp, HP, VMware and APC among others.
“WWT is always on the lookout for top-class talent, and India is home to a massive talent pool,” added Nilesh Mistry, vice president and Head of Asia Pacific, WWT. “With a working population that is diverse, hungry and talented, India is a natural fit for what we wish to achieve in the region.
“As companies around the world embark on digital transformation journeys, it is crucial to hire individuals who can contribute to that process. India is the perfect place to do that.”
To help customers in the design and integration of new technological systems, Mistry said WWT carries out the “heavy lifting” for businesses through the provision of “controlled environments” capable of allowing tasks to be performed “at scale”.
The newly launched AIC will also work in conjunction with WWT’s Advanced Technology Centre.