Dell’s new research division which supports all four of its business units will be creating a research hub in India. To further this aim they have signed a MoU with IIT Chennai where engineers from Dell will work on the next version of the Dell High Velocity Cloud project. Dell is also considering partnering with the Indian Institute of Science and NIT Suratkal in server systems software, systems management and software defined data centres. The research division’s key areas of focus are: transforming data centres, security technologies, data insights/prescriptive analytics and mobility/Internet of Things.
Jai Menon, Vice-President and Chief Research Officer, Dell stated his reasons for choosing India as the next location outside the US saying “The IT talent in the country as well as the great universities here make it the right place for us to expand our presence.We establish research alliances with leading universities, and create a long-range technology outlook to help inform Dell’s strategy and product road maps. This new research division has just formalised the long history of innovation over 30 years at Dell”.