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Citrix Drives Innovation with the Expansion of R&D Footprint in India
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today reinforced its commitment to innovation with the addition of a second Research and Development (R&D) facility in Bangalore, India.

Focusing on enhancing the development and delivery of its world-class solutions to its customers and partners, Citrix plans to invest around US $200 million in the new R&D centre over the next 5 years. The state-of-the-art facility will open up more than 500 new job positions in engineering and will house engineering teams performing core development across the complete Citrix Delivery Center product line.

Based on the full cycle of development work, the new facility handles all aspects of research including design, coding, functional testing, documentation, engineering, management and escalation. It will enhance Citrixs ability to create synergies across its various product lines by tapping into the growing pool of engineering talent available in India.

Citrix is currently undergoing an exciting growth phase, and the advanced Research and Development is an integral part of our business strategy. Our India development teams have a great track record in delivering technology innovations for our customers, said Gordon Payne, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Delivery Systems Division, Citrix Systems. It is only natural for us to continue to expand our new product development capabilities for the global and local markets.

Located in the centre of Bangalore city, the new R&D centre offers a full range of amenities to provide a work-life balance for employees while maintaining close proximity to their homes. It will focus on development work for a wide range of products in the areas of Application Networking, Desktop and Application Virtualization, 3-D Graphics, Multi-media, and Voice over IP technologies. In addition to product development, the Research and Development centre will also provide customers with sales and technical support, as well as offer market analysis, testing and quality assurance.

The next wave of technology required for end-to-end application delivery is extremely innovative, exciting and fast moving. Being part of this technology revolution is highly coveted and it provides individuals with an opportunity to broaden skills and accelerate career development, said Rakesh Singh, Vice President and Managing Director for Bangalore Research and Development centre at Citrix Systems. By offering cross training across different products and technology groups, Citrix is committed to nurturing and investing in the next generation of engineering talent in India.

By leveraging the 24-hour development cycle and vast skill sets available in India, Citrix is able to continue to develop its complete set of application delivery solutions and support its partners worldwide around the clock. The new R&D centre in Bangalore is the latest addition to Citrixs dynamic global network of R&D facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan.

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2008 6:29 AM by David Marshall
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