Krithiwas Neelakantan to steer channels and alliances for NetApp India

28th August 2012
Krithiwas Neelakantan to steer channels and alliances for NetApp India

Bangalore, August 28, 2012: Storage and data management solutions leader, NetApp has announced the appointment of Krithiwas Neelakantan as Director, Channel &Alliances – NetApp India Marketing & Services.

He will spearhead channel development and l enablement programmes, to drive sales through joint go-to-market with the NetApp partner ecosystem.
Krithiwas joins NetApp from Oracle where he was Director – Channels. An alumina of NIT, Calicut, he has more than 18 years of industry experience. He previously worked with Sun MicroSystems and Wipro, where he managed varied lines of businesses ranging from education, healthcare, volume sales, business development and channels. His rich portfolio of work experience includes building, enabling & and sustaining businesses and enabling partner competency to address relevant markets and industries.
NetApp in India recently announced the realignment of its go-to-marke tstrategy which will enable focus on newer segments and markets led by innovative technology offerings such as Agile Data Infrastructure.
Says Anil Valluri, President NetApp India: “We are witnessing more of solution-led buying amongst Indian customers. This makes it imperative that we further our collaboration and investment in our partner ecosystem and help build solutions that cater to the business needs of customers across the band. I am confidentthat Krithiwas with his experience is set to deliverwell on this path and will further strengthen our customer and partner relationships. “