Citrix unveiled a new building on its Bangalore campus and announced its R&D presence in Hyderabad, fortifying its presence in India and enhancing the broader Citrix strategy of powering mobile workstyles and cloud services.
The Bangalore and Hyderabad centers, an integral part of Citrix’s globally integrated R&D network located in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, the UK and the USA, deliver Online Collaboration, Data Sharing, Virtual Desktops, Cloud Networking and Cloud Platform solutions for more than 260,000 customers driven by the need for mobility, the enterprise cloud revolution and the build-out of hosted cloud services. Global R&D investment in 2011 amounted to approximately USD350 million, more than 15% of Citrix’s net revenues.
Citrix’s R&D initiatives in India are based on a unique and differentiating model of product ownership and life cycle development. In India since 1999, it began its R&D activities in India in 2005 with the acquisition of NetScaler and has become a Top 20 Employer in India with a sales presence in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi.
David Henshall, Executive Vice President of Operations, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Citrix was quoted as saying, “Our investment in India has resulted in significant growth in this emerging market.Citrix is one of industry’s most important innovators in the Cloud Era. We are committed to investing in our capacity for long-term growth. The injection of the skills and expertise from India to Citrix’s globally integrated R&D network will help extend our differentiation in the marketplace and accelerate our mission to help people live and work better.”