Google to hire 300 engineers in India

Thursday, November 11, 2010

HYDERABAD - Global Internet search giant Google Inc Thursday announced plans to hire 300 people to double its engineering headcount in India and strengthen Hyderabad as its largest cloud computing research and development centre in the world.

The firm plans to recruit 300 engineers in couple of years to increase its presence in India with focus on cloud computing.

Peeyush Ranjan, head of engineering, Google India, told reporters here that 300 engineers were already working in Hyderabad and Bangalore on cloud computing.

Cloud computing is web-based processing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices such as smart phones on demand over the Internet.

Google already has cloud computing centres in Mountain View in California and New York but the Hyderabad centre is the largest in terms of the number of engineers working here.

Google already has 2,000 employees in India and the Hyderabad engineering centre will be core to its efforts to focus on cloud computing, he said.

While the engineering centre in Bangalore is working on cloud computing as well as search, ads, maps and news, the Hyderabad centre is focusing only on cloud computing.

“The work being done in these two centres are global in nature and the technologies they are developing are for the business globally,” he said.

There is an administrative control panel in Bangalore which manages the business of a customer once it is up in clouds.

“India is a great market for cloud computing as it is the most price sensitive. Since cloud computing ensures efficiency and better utilization of resources, small and medium business are excited about it,” he said.

Google has around three million customers in cloud computing globally. About 100,000 businesses in India are already using Google’s cloud computing technologies.

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