Quantum Corp opens QIDC

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Hyderabad, Oct 18 (UNI) Quantum Corp, the storage major company, today announced its opening of Quantum India Development Centre Private Ltd (QIDC), an R and D facility to augment its existing engineering resources and aid in faster time-to-market of new disk, software and tape solutions.

The company was expected to gain efficiencies and lower operational costs through round the clock productivitiy and diversified skill-sets, Quantum CEO and Chairman Rick Belluzzo said.

''Quantum plans to expand its presence in India and QIDC will play a critical role in its backup, recovery and archive strategy in going forward,'' he added.

The company would invest US Dollar 10 million in India over next 12-18 months and increase the headcount to 75 and also open sales offices at Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi.

QIDC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quantum, would expand Quantum's existing engineering resources.

Led by QIDC MD Ravi Kollipara, employees would work in tandem with Quantum counterparts in the US and participate in all stages of product development, he added.

Mr Belluzzo explained, QIDC would play a strategic role in Quantum's continued development of the DXi-Series of disk-based backup and replication solutions.

Recently announced in India, the DXi7500 was designed to serve large corporate customers and Government organisations with enterprise-class backup and restore performance, while leveraging Quantum's data de-duplication technology, a company release said.

UNI

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