Hewlett-Packard (HP) has set up an SOA (service-oriented architecture) centre in Bangalore, India, which will be one of five SOA centers run by HP worldwide.
The Bangalore centre will focus on building SOA competency within HP, delivering SOA services to HP’s customers and also host customers who want to run proof-of-concepts for their SOA implementations, says Shrinivas Gorur, head of the centre, on Friday.
The centre is part of HP’s proposed US$500 million investment in SOA for enterprise customers, Gorur says. He did not disclose how much HP invested in the Bangalore centre.
HP, based in Palo Alto, California, also has SOA centers in Sophia Antipolis, France, and Tokyo, with two more planned in Singapore and Cupertino, California, by January.
With about 125 staff, the Bangalore centre will work closely with HP’s 6500 staff involved in delivering SOA to customers worldwide, Gorur added.
IBM last month set up an SOA Solutions Centre in Pune in western India, focused on developing reusable SOA services for a variety of customers. HP's Bangalore centre will focus on reusability at the design level rather than of specific code, because of potential intellectual property issues, Gorur says.