BENGALURU: Enterprise software company VMware has let go off nearly 200 employees in India as part of its latest workforce rebalancing plan to align its employees to its strategic objectives. Earlier this year, VMware let go off 200 people as part of the first leg of workforce rebalancing, sources told TOI.
VMware has nearly 7,000 employees in India, its second biggest site after Palo Alto. Its operations comprise R&D, sales and marketing with Bengaluru, Pune and Chennai as its primary sites.
Dell owns 81% of VMware. The latter offers solutions across hybrid and multi-cloud, modern applications, networking, security and digital workspaces.
When TOI contacted VMware, its spokesperson said, “We can confirm that there have been a limited number of changes to our workforce this month (August 2020). This is part of a regular workforce rebalancing as we realign resources and investments to opportunities at scale. We have an active programme to ensure, where possible, impacted employees find new opportunities within or outside of VMware. Given the ongoing economic uncertainty, we have also taken additional steps to support these employees and their families through the transition. We continue to recruit in areas of strategic importance for the company.”
Two years ago, VMware said it planned to invest $2 billion in India spread over five years as part of the company’s overall global investment strategy. The India team has significantly contributed to developing major VMware products, including AirWatch mobile management technology and NSX (network virtualisation) products.
As of January 31, it had approximately 31,000 employees in 169 offices worldwide. Its total revenue in 2020 fiscal increased 12% to $10.8 billion.