An aggressive and up-and-coming storage firm based in Silicon Valley has revealed that it will inaugurate on April 15 its Philippine subsidiary ? its second office in Asia Pacific after Singapore.
Top regional executives from NimbleStorage, which is headquartered in San Jose, California, said in a press briefing on Tuesday, March 1, that the company has been processing its business registration documents in the last three months and is now actively looking for a workplace.
Peter O?Connor, vice president for Asia Pacific and Japan at NimbleStorage, also said the company has already short-listed a number of Filipino executives and engineers who will comprise the pioneering batch of local employees.
O?Connor said the strong local economy and its growing number of customers in the country ultimately pushed NimbleStorage to make the leap to open a local office.
The company, which offers Flash-based and hybrid or adaptive (combination of Flash and disk) storage products, has about 40 local clients including Globe Telecom, Rustan?s, and Ortigas and Company. Laguna-based semiconductor firm Ionics is its first client in the Philippines and third overall in Asia Pacific.
O?Connor said current conditions, particularly the boom in cloud computing, required the company to open the Philippine office, which will now take charge of providing of various kinds of support to local customers.
?We?ve done really well here. Our customers are really satisfied,? enthused O?Connor, adding that the company plans to open satellite offices in Cebu and Davao in the next two years.
The tech firm said it is also adding a new distributor alongside WestCon, its first distributor in the country. It has about 20 resellers, with five of them classified as top-tier partners.