Google Cloud India hires NetApp veteran Anil Valluri

Google Cloud on Monday announced to appoint global Cloud data services company NetApp veteran Anil Valluri as Senior Director for Google Cloud in India.

Valluri would help Google Cloud deepen customer engagement, expand on its strategic partnerships and deliver advanced solutions to help companies in India accelerate their data-led innovation.

“Valluri 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,” Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, Google Cloud India, said in a statement.

Google Cloud has a rich list of customers in India, including Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Indiamart, Hero Motocorp, ICICI Prudential, L&T Finance, LIC HFL, Manipal Hospitals, OYO Hotels and Homes, Truecaller, Wipro and others.

In March, the company announced plans to expand its presence in India by launching a cloud region in Delhi, adding to its Mumbai region which was opened in 2017.

“Cloud is the next big transition in the technology industry and Google has been making major strides in this space. I’m excited for this new opportunity to help businesses of all sizes in India succeed in this rapidly digitizing economy,” said Valluri.

Valluri who last worked as President of India and SAARC operations for NetApp has spearheaded numerous technology transitions in India for customers across banking, telecommunications, public sector and manufacturing.

Prior to NetApp, 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.