NetApp India Strengthens its Leadership Team

NetApp announced the appointments of Kaushal Veluri as Director of Channels & Alliances for India & SAARC and Amit Didolkar as Director Sales for NetApp India & SAARC. 

”NetApp has ushered in the era of simplified data management, enabling organizations to unleash the full value of their data for competitive advantage. We also want to aggressively expand our partner and reseller network across tier 2 and 3 cities, helping them advance their business by transforming all their data into a comprehensive asset. Both Kaushal and Amit are veterans with a rich and diverse experience across the IT industry and have joined at a time when NetApp has opened new spaces and expanded in India. It’s an exciting time for us in India and SAARC and I welcome them both on this journey.” Said Anil Valluri, President, NetApp India & SAARC.

Kaushal joins NetApp post an entrepreneurial stint running his own marketing consultancy firm – Kanso Consulting. In his current role, he will oversee channel strategy for NetApp in India and SAARC. With over 23 years of experience in organizations like 3M, IBM, Oracle & Citrix, he is well known in the partner community, largely due to his relationships across resellers, regional/global system integrators, distributors and alliance partners.

Commenting on the appointment, Kaushal Veluri, Director of Channels & Alliances for NetApp India said, "I'm very excited to join NetApp at this juncture of their growth story in India. I'm eagerly looking forward to connect and work with the strong partner ecosystem of NetApp, to establish the company as the data authority in the hybrid cloud world. NetApp's visionary strategic direction coupled with its open transparent culture makes it an ideal place for partnerships to thrive and I'm looking forward to being a part of it.”

Amit Didolkar joins NetApp as Director Sales, responsible for the overall go-to market strategy and sales operations in the enterprise segment for India and South Asia. Amit has built an expertise in the data center technology space with stints at Cisco, Sun Microsystems, Sybase and Wipro. Prior to NetApp, he was leading South Asia sales at SimpliVity Corporation.

Commenting on the appointment, Amit Didolkar, Director Sales for NetApp India said, “Becoming a data centric organization is not a small undertaking and neither is data management. NetApp’s Data Fabric platform aims at doing just that and I am very excited to be part of this journey towards empowering our customers to change the world with data. My focus will be on providing organizations the ability to manage their data across all spectrums.”

NetApp has been called out as a key player by IDC, specifically due to their Data Fabric strategy, which provides consistent and integrated services that deliver data visibility and insights, data access and control, and data protection and security. NetApp is a leader in Flash technology, with the All-flash annualized net revenue run rate of $1.70 billion in Q4, up almost 140% y-o-y.