Google Cloud on Monday announced the appointment of former NetApp top executive Anil Valluri as senior director of Google Cloud in India.
The company had in March appointed former IBM India head Karan Bajwa as managing director of Google Cloud in India.
Google Cloud has been vocal about hiring and growth plans across India and Asia despite problems posed by the pandemic. The company aims to brand itself into the preferred cloud ecosystem across enterprise and small and medium businesses, where rivals Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have a first-mover advantage. The company recently announced a second cloud region in India to add to the eight existing in Asia Pacific.
Valluri joins Google Cloud from NetApp where he was president of India & SAARC operations. Prior to that, he was with Artiman Ventures, a Bay-area based venture capital firm that specializes in white-space investments as their entrepreneur-in-residence, as well as vice president and managing director for Sun Microsystems in India.
“Anil has led some of the biggest technology MNCs in India and his experience will be invaluable as we continue our charter to help companies solve their most complex business and technology challenges,” Bajwa said.