Pure Storage has announced its plans to expand its Research & Development (R&D) capabilities in India. The company also announced the appointment of Ajeya Motaganahalli as Managing Director for India R&D. The announcements are part of Pure’s commitment to drive innovation and its global growth plans. Pure will also contribute to the Indian Government’s “Make in India” initiative and help spur innovations for the country’s fast growing digital economy.
The new India R&D site will contribute significantly to Pure’s global innovation engine, and further accelerate time-to-market. Currently comprising developers for its Portworx division in Bangalore and Pune, Pure is already ramping up the recruitment of engineers to support R&D across the portfolio.
As site leader, Ajeya Motaganahalli will drive this expansion across India. Ajeya joins Pure from Honeywell where he served as the Chief Technology Officer for their Safety and Productivity Solutions business in India. Ajeya is a well-regarded leader in the India engineering community with deep expertise in enterprise storage, having served in leadership roles at several other multinational technology companies.
The India R&D site will join Pure’s Global R&D Centers which include Mountain View, CA, Bellevue, WA, and Vancouver, Canada in North America; and Prague, Czech Republic in EMEA.
“This is an exciting development for Pure Storage. With our roots in innovation and India’s incredible pool of engineering talent, we will mutually benefit from each other,” said Ajay Singh, Chief Product Officer, Pure Storage. “With an experienced leader like Ajeya, I’m confident India can be an engine of innovation growth for Pure Storage and we can in turn contribute to the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.”
Pure Storage formally entered the Indian market in 2020 and demand for its solutions have been strong as organizations in the country look to digitalize their operations and solve their data management challenges. The existing Portworx engineering team in India has already contributed to significant products such as Portworx Data Services.
Pure’s India R&D will be run with a start-up mind-set designed to encourage a culture of inclusivity, innovation and customer-centricity. The company is recruiting for India R&D as well as for other roles in the company, including engineering, IT, HR, sales, and finance.