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Red Hat opens R&D centers in Pune and Bangalore

Red Hat, among the world's leading open source solutions provider announced the setting up of it's largest engineering facility outside North America in Pune today. The company also launched another 'Engineering Center of Excellence' in Bangalore, reiterating its commitment to the Asia-Pacific region.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Pune, Paul Cormier, executive vice president, products and technologies, Red Hat, said, "Innovative product development and engineering services are the cornerstone of any company with global aspirations and we expect the current expansion to further Red Hat's goal to lead the way in innovative collaboration and open source technology development locally, regionally and globally."

The Pune facility, which is spread over 50,000 sq ft will serve to incubate, support and sustain local talent.

"2012 is the year of the developer for Red Hat and with a growing number of developers coming from India, Red Hat brought several notable global developer events to APAC - Fedora Users and Developers' Conference (FUDCon) in November 2011 in Pune and JBoss User and Developers Conference (JUDCon) in January 2012 in Bangalore," said Anuj Kumar, general manager, Red Hat India.

"With our new facilities and events like this, we hope to continue showing our commitment to developers throughout the APAC region."

There has been growing market interest across the region in open source technologies, which has led to the company significantly expanding its presence in the region. The engineering team in India works closely with local educational institutions, research bodies, and agencies involved in formulating standards and to support the proliferation and adoption of open standards in interactions.

Via: EconomicTimes

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