Application delivery networking provider Array Networks is planning for major investment in India for 2017, which will include setting up its Software Development & Innovation Center in Bangalore. This will be the first software center for Array Networks in India which will accommodate a team of 50 people.
“For us, India will be our core focus in the next quarters,” informs Shibu Paul, Regional Director (India, GCC and SEA), Array Networks.
In addition, having tasted success with the launch of AWS 6.1 in India, it will bring in more India specific products, the first being VSAT optimization, which will be developed in India only.
“After the successful launch of AWS 6.1, we are now more focused on the Indian market and we will soon be launching a VSAT optimization product that will specifically address the domestic market. Our other major launch will be a new platform called CNX (Converged Networking Appliance), which is a multi-tenant platform that will offer guaranteed performance for every tenant in the network,” adds Paul.
To keep pace with its expansion and growth, Array is also expanding its TAC team across the country, which will include Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities too. “We always believe in providing best service to our customers and this will ensure our commitment towards them,” Paul stresses.
India was the second highest revenue contributor for Array Networks last year. Compared to other regions which are currently not showing attractive growth, India is still showing immense opportunities for Array Networks.
Last year, the Company achieved 58% growth rate, and added more than 125 new customers. Well trenched in sectors like BFSI, PSUs and government sectors, Paul now expects that with constant developments and efforts by the government, growth in banking will spread well beyond Tier 2 & 3 cities, and VSAT optimization will become very relevant.
This in turn, he says, will create huge growth opportunities for them. He further adds that initiatives like ‘Digital India’ will boost growth in e-commerce, and electronic payment initiatives are also witnessing immense development. “In fact, even the latest move by the government to demonetize higher currency will further push payments and drive our growth prospects,” he adds.