India being one of VMware's primary markets it has plans to invest $500 million to scale up operations in the country. VMware will invest the money over the next three years to help fund its growing operations in Indian market.
During his India visit , CEO Pat Gelsinger said, "India continues to play a crucial role in our global product roadmap and growth strategy. The country's outstanding engineering talent continues to impress us, and we stay committed to investing and growing our team here over the long time".
The investments will be made in areas of capital assets, research and development and business operations of VMware. The company's R&D and support operations in India are second in size. In 2013 VMware headcount in India grew 17 percent to 2300, while the recent acquisition of AirWatch has added additional employees in Bangalore.
Gelsinger added, "The investments earmarked will also enable VMware to further strengthen its leadership position in India's fast maturing virtualization and cloud computing market".