GBB, an IT Infrastructure solutions and services company focused on helping customers transform their businesses through innovative and optimal use of technology, aims to become the leader in hyper-convergence and consulting in cloud-computing. We offer end to end IT solutions partnering with the best vendors in the respective practice/area of our focus. The technology division is a part of the group company Gowra group with 100 Years legacy with a diverse presence in distribution, imports, engineering services, aerospace, engineering automation, manufacturing, and real estate. In an exclusive chat, Subbaram Gowra, Managing Director, GBB, shares the organization plans.
Can you share about the services portfolio GBB offers?
- Backup Automation
- Hyper Convergence
- Information & Network Security
- Open Source Solutions
- High Performance Computing
Explain your R & D division
Under the leadership of Saurabh Barjatiya (Head R&D) and Prashant Kunala (GM Technical), our talented engineers at our R&D Centre have been rigorously working on evolving areas such as the SDWAN, Network Virtualization, HPC (High-Performance Computing), Cloud Computing & Open Source Solutions (to name a few) in order to stay more relevant to the industry and to our customers helping them solve their most complex challenges around the IT Infrastructure in the simplest/optimal way possible.
I remember you establishing a COE (Centre of Excellence) way back in the year 2008, how has it evolved from then?
We had established the COE in the year 2008 with an intention to showcase the value of Server Consolidation using Blade Servers. But times have changed & technology has transformed so is our competency, today we use this facility for doing POCs(proof of concepts) of the practices /services/solutions that we specialize to our respective customers.
What are your expansion plans in terms of geography, human-resource and industry verticals in the next financial year?
Right now, we have a direct presence across Hyderabad, Vizag, and Tirupati but we are still not ready for any kind of geo expansion immediately as there is so many strategic accounts to crack in the places of our presence. When itcomes to hiring, we are recruiting senior technical resources around Information Security, Networking and Cloud Services as we see loads of traction here.
What are awards and industry recognition for GBB ?
I am delighted to mention that the IT industry has taken note of our innovations. We had bagged enterprise Partner of the year by Sophos, ‘Magellan Anchor’ award from Dell EMC ( Platinum Partners with Highest Revenue Growth).
Which are the key vendors you are associated, when we talk about specialized solutions support is the concern?
We are associated with VMware, Dell EMC, Veeam, IBM, Trend Micro, Sophos, and Cisco.
Lastly, what is the roadmap of GBB for the next one year down the line?
To be a leader in Hyper-Converged solutions and to be an end-to-end consulting in the cloud computing space are our focus area.