It’s an exciting time here at NetApp RTP! At an event on our campus on Monday, July 23rd, Governor Bev Perdue and the State of North Carolina announced that the Economic Investment Committee has awarded NetApp a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG). For a company whose culture is focused on innovation this is big news. Over the course of the next four years the JDIG will help us expand our presence in Research Triangle Park with a new R&D facility and will allow us to create over 400 new jobs in Wake County!
As part of the R&D facility, the JDIG will allow NetApp to invest in a new state-of-the-art dynamic data center. R&D efforts within the data center will leverage the latest virtualization solutions to build a private cloud environment to provide virtual access for NetApp engineering labs around the world. It will also serve as a model for customers interested in building energy-efficient dynamic data centers, cloud environments, and agile data infrastructures with the number one operating system in the industry for their enterprise users.
We are honored to be receiving the JDIG, and to have Governor Perdue visit our campus to talk about the talented workforce here in North Carolina and how projects like the new R&D facility are fueling innovation and driving businesses forward. And since the new facility will support global R&D, we are excited to be part of helping customers go further, faster worldwide.
Thank you Governor Perdue and the State of North Carolina for helping NetApp be one of the best companies to do business with in the world!