BANGALORE, India – IBM is opening a new autonomic computing center in the Indian city of Bangalore.

The center has more than 35 developers and engineers focused on self-managing software, testing and support services.

IBM opened the center in response to what it called “overwhelming demand” from business partners and customers in India for autonomic systems that are designed to manage and “heal” themselves.

The Indian center’s staff will work with IBM software development labs such as the operation in Research Triangle Park. IBM also has research labs in New Delhi and Bangalore.

"Self-managing autonomic technologies are needed by clients in many industries across the globe but it’s particularly relevant for Indian, ASEAN and Asia Pacific companies that are experiencing rapid growth," said Harish Grama, vice president of the India Software Laboratory. "The new Autonomic Computing center in Bangalore further expands IBM’s research and development presence in India and improves our ability to meet local customer and partner needs."

IBM also operates an autonomic lab in Yamato, Japan.