Infotech Lead India: Brocade has appointed Edgar Dias as regional director for India.
Based in Bangalore, Dias will be responsible for the region’s revenue plan and drive overall growth for the company’s business in India.
He will report to Singapore-based Vice President for Asia Pacific (APAC) Charlie Foo.
Dias will develop and execute strategies and programs to grow Brocade’s IP and SAN businesses across a number of key verticals in India, including government, banking and financial services, and media and entertainment.
Over 12 percent of Brocade’s global workforce is based in Asia Pacific with offices across the region including Greater China, Korea, Singapore, Australia, and in India with offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore, as well as research and development centers in Bangalore and Pune.
According to Gartner, the Indian IT infrastructure market comprising of servers, storage and networking equipment will reach $2.05 billion in 2012, a 10.3 percent increase over 2011. The IT infrastructure market is expected to reach $3.01 billion by 2016.
Dias was previously the regional director of Enterprise Business for APAC where he led the company’s enterprise strategy and managed its direct-touch sales force.
Prior to joining Brocade, Dias was sales director at Juniper Networks where he was responsible for its Campus and Data Center businesses. He also spent 10 years at Nortel Networks leading its data communications product portfolio across Asia, Middle East and Africa.
“Edgar’s appointment is a strategic initiative toward leveraging India’s growing market potential and delivering greater value to our customers there. Edgar’s leadership will prove instrumental to achieving remarkable growth in India as we continue to build on our global success,” said Foo.
“India’s data center market is currently experiencing tremendous growth with organizations looking to streamline their infrastructure management through consolidation and relocation,” said Dias.
“Our proven expertise in data center networking with open standards leadership will help our customers transition smoothly to new technologies while leveraging their existing infrastructure. I am very excited to be able to play a role in this transformation process,” Dias added.
Its key customers in India include Polaris Financial Technology, Omega Healthcare and Reliance BIG Animation.