Zoom set up its second technology centre in Chennai, India


Mumbai: Zoom has set up its second technology centre in the southern Indian city of Chennai. The video communication technology company said the new Chennai technology is part of its expansion plans in India. However, the company hasn’t revealed more details about the new technology centre.

Expansion of technology and data centres

In 2020, Zoom set up its first technology centre in Bangalore, which will now be complemented by the second technology centre in Chennai. Besides, these two technology centres, Zoom has two data centres in Mumbai and Hyderabad.

In addition to investing in technology and data centres, Zoom also plans to hire people in India through 2022, tapping the local talent pool to support its growth and innovation in future.

Role of Chennai technology centre

The new Chennai technology centre will play a vital role as a source of innovation for Zoom. The company said that the new centre will drive research and development of new products, including Zoom Contact Center and new technologies to build a communications platform.

This platform will mimic real-life immersive experiences for users, as businesses around the world shift toward a hybrid format. Zoom’s global engineering teams based at San Jose, California headquarters will lead the Chennai technology centre.

“We recognise and value the importance of India as a crucial part of Zoom’s growth strategy.  With the addition of the Chennai technology centre, we strive to compete at the forefront of technological leadership and help raise the bar in the new era of collaboration,” said Velchamy Sankarlingam, President – Product and Engineering, Zoom.

Expanded presence in India and tapping local talents

“As Zoom strengthens its ecosystem for future innovations, our expanded presence in India will play an important role in helping accelerate the translation of ideas and concepts into path-breaking solutions for worldwide impact. We welcome talents in India to be part of our growing DevOps, IT, Security, and Business Operations teams as we scale our operations,” added Sankarlingam. 

“Zoom is today a preferred video platform for collaboration and connection used by millions of businesses and people around the world. Our unwavering focus on listening to our customers has helped us build a secure and reliable platform that addresses their continuously evolving requirements,” said Sameer Raje, GM and Head of India and SAARC Region, Zoom.

“We are excited to launch the second technology centre in Chennai and tap into India’s top-notch talent which will help us deliver a best-in-class communications experience for our customers as we move to a hybrid world of business,” added Raje.
Recruitment for the Chennai technology centre is underway and is expected to pick up the pace. The centre helps create opportunities for engineers in India to explore purposeful work and enable Zoom to continue to bring people together. 

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