NetApp chooses Piller technology for new campus in India

NetApp Inc (nasdaq:NTAP), the $5.5 billion dollar integrated cloud data storage solution provider, has chosen Piller Power Systems technology for its new campus in Bangalore, India.

The new 14 acre (5.7 hectare) campus is a substantial expansion of NetApp's footprint in India and NetApp's largest in the world in terms of engineering strength. Out of its eight such sites, seven are in North America.

NetApp India currently employs around 2,000 people in India, the new campus has the capacity to accommodate 3,500 people. The company employs around 10,000 people globally.

A turnkey hybrid medium voltage UPS system comprising 4 sets of Piller's highly efficient diesel coupled rotary UPS were supplied for Phase 1 of the development by the German company's Indian subsidiary, Piller Power India Pvt. Ltd. A further 4 units are expected for Phase 2 of the development in 2018.

Configured to Piller’s Isolated Parallel Bus (IP-Bus) system, multiple modules are connected in parallel to provide extremely highly reliable fault-tolerant and concurrently maintainable solutions that deliver exceptional high power security along with low lifetime operational costs.

George Kurian NetApp’s CEO and President said at the launch:

“Here in Bangalore, we’re announcing our start-up accelerator, so we can bring expertise and infrastructure to enable a range of storage and data management capabilities for the digital era”.

Kurian goes on to elaborate that a global shared services center, which encompasses a range of business process systems, IT back-office functions and various other capabilities, will be housed on this campus.

The IDC (International Data Corporation) reports that the market share on Flash storage has grown to 28 percent in India.

Andrew Dyke, Piller's Managing Director Global Business:

"We were delighted NetApp selected our IP Bus solution, Piller is an ideal strategic partner with the experience and product performance necessary to provide the protection critical IT operations demand under India's erratic grid conditions.”

Watch the making of NetApp India's new Bangalore site here

NetApp's new 14 acre (5.7 hectare) campus, Bangalore.

About NetApp

NetApp Inc (nasdaq:NTAP) is a $5.55 billion US multi-national storage and data management company, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It has ranked in the Fortune 500 since 2012. Founded in 1992 with an IPO in 1995, NetApp offers software, systems and services to manage and store data, including its proprietary Data ONTAP operating system.

About Piller

Piller is a world leader in power protection technology. The company builds electrical systems for mission-critical applications worldwide. Clients include many of the world's central and commercial banks, stock exchanges and other financial institutions, as well as broadcasters, airports, telecommunications networks, government departments and co-location operators. Founded by the German engineer Anton Piller in 1909, more than a century on Piller is still headquartered and produces in Osterode and nearby Bilshausen, although today the company has subsidiaries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia and today employs approaching 1000 people worldwide.

In November 2016, Piller Power Systems Inc, the US subsidiary of Piller Group GmbH, acquired Active Power Inc, the US kinetic energy storage specialist.

Piller Group is a division of the UK engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc.