Rubrik, the cloud data management startup, aims to solve cloud data management challenges for global enterprises with its recently launched R&D centre in Bengaluru. The R&D centre, second largest after its main one in Palo Alto, is part of Rubrik’s rapidly growing global engineering team and it delivers solutions to the world. Former Cisco chief executive John Chambers is a strategic investor and a board advisor with Rubrik.
“Data is the number one strategic asset that every business has and the number one challenge that every business has as to how to secure their data and make sure they are compliant," said Bipul Sinha, co-founder and CEO of Rubrik.
Rubrik, which entered India about two years ago with a commitment to invest $50 million in the next 3-5 years, said “we are already 30% ahead of our investment plan we put together."
The demand for Rubrik’s data management solutions has grown significantly in the recent months in Asia Pacific and India. “Rubrik’s Bangalore R&D centre is a strategic investment for the company, with a focus on key products. Rubrik has also invested in resources in Bangalore to address the Global System Integrator (GSI) ecosystem," the company said in a statement.
Rubrik’s R&D team in India is a key contributor to Rubrik’s global product development and has helped solve some of the critical engineering problems across all sides of the business, Ashish Gupta, Rubrik’s head of India R&D said.
“With the new R&D center, Rubrik is proving it’s unique dual development center strategy and strengthening strategic business and trade ties between the US and India," said John Chambers, board advisor of Rubrik. “As Rubrik expands to remedy data management pain points for global enterprises, we expect Rubrik Bangalore to continue to attract the very best technical talent."