EMC, a developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions headquartered in Hopkinton, Mass., will establish an R&D center in the Skolkovo Foundation's Innovation Hub in Russia.
The new EMC facility will focus on development of cloud infrastructure solutions and big data analytics technologies for bioinformatics and energy efficiency. Located at the Skolkovo Innovation Center, created by the nonprofit to promote new technologies development and commercialization, the new facility will work in close cooperation with EMC's existing R&D center in St. Petersburg.
EMC also plans to collaborate on research projects in these and other areas with Russian universities, government agencies and local and multinational companies in the Skolkovo community.
EMC initially plans to focus on developing cloud infrastructure and big data analytics solutions for:
EMC's Skolkovo center will be part of its global network of R&D centers operating in Brazil, China, India, Ireland, Israel, Singapore and the U.S. Each center is focused on innovative R&D of EMC offerings such as cloud, big data, security, virtualization, information management and information governance.
“The new center at Skolkovo will be EMC's first to focus on cloud and big data technologies for bioinformatics and energy efficiency and our efforts there could completely transform the way data in these areas is analyzed and stored,” said Joe Tucci, Chairman and CEO of EMC.