Google looks to have signed a deal with the Indian State of Telangana that will see the company splash down a colossal campus in Hyderabad.
Telangana's technology minister KT Rama Rao has been doing the rounds of Silicon Valley this week, Tweeting as he goes.
At Google, he squeezed out these three missives:
Excited to announce that Google & Govt of Telangana have inked an MoU to build their largest campus (outside US) 1/3 pic.twitter.com/iMiPFa3hf7— KTR (@KTRTRS) May 11, 2015
in Hyderabad. First campus in Asia. 2 Million sq ft space would be built. Investment of Rs. 1000 crores and in four years employee size 2/3— KTR (@KTRTRS) May 11, 2015
to double from 6500 now to 13000. David Radcliffe, Sr VP of Google & IT Secy Jayesh Ranjan signed the MoU at Google HQ in Mountain View 3/3— KTR (@KTRTRS) May 11, 2015
KTR – as he's known – also caught up with mates from Adobe …
Had a good meeting with Shantanu Narayen, President & CEO, Adobe, true blue Hyderabadi. Lot of important take aways pic.twitter.com/qrZZAi7ExK— KTR (@KTRTRS) May 12, 2015
… and managed a grip 'n' grin with Oracle CEO Mark Hurd.
Had an interesting meeting with Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle. Discussed their cloud initiatives & data centre pic.twitter.com/6juqaBLZan— KTR (@KTRTRS) May 13, 2015
KTR also met with folks from Nvidia, Cavium and VC firms.
The deal with Google will also see Hyderabad become the first city to appear on Street View.
Hyderabad is already Google's Indian headquarters, and is home to a “ … user operations & policy team [that] prevents spam and fraud in all our products” plus a team of “sales Googlers [who] support advertisers small and large in India, North America, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.” Engineers “... develop tools and processes to make engineers more productive, as well as Google products used by hundreds of millions of people around the world.”
The company's page for the office features policy and quality operations director Vivaik Bharadwaj saying “Some companies have rules and regulations and dress codes. Here, the only dress code is ‘wear something.’”
KTR and Google aren't saying what the extra hires will do or when the campus will open. ®