Oracle executive Krithiwas Neelakantan joins NetApp to head channel & alliances

Infotech Lead India: NetApp India, a provider of storage and data management solutions, has appointed Krithiwas Neelakantan as director, Channel & Alliances.


Before joining NetApp, Krithiwas worked with Oracle as director – Channels.


Krithiwas will look after channel development and channel enablement programs, cementing channel relationships and driving sales through joint go-to-market with the NetApp partner ecosystem.


Krithiwas has more than 18 years of industry experience.


He also worked with companies like 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 India’s partner ecosystem comprises of distributors, VARS, systems integrators and service providers.


Recently, NetApp announced the realignment of its go-to-market strategy in India which  will enable focus on newer segments and markets led by innovative technology offerings such as Agile Data Infrastructure.


“We are witnessing more of solution-led buying amongst the 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,” said Anil Valluri, president NetApp India.


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