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RackNap announces to onboard Guruprit Ahuja and Sabarinathan Sampath as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer respectively.
Affluent in the IT and cloud industry, Guruprit Ahuja and Sabarinathan Sampath have held leadership positions in key organizations over a number of years.
Their arrival will help cement RackNap’s position as the fastest growing cloud service delivery platform. It will enable service providers to sell cloud services on their own infrastructure, as well as via third party cloud providers like Microsoft, AWS, Google, IBM, and others.
Guruprit brings to the table 25 years of experience in Cloud computing platforms, Data center services, and Software solutions. Prior to joining RackNap as CEO, he was Director of Middle East and Africa at Acronis. Whereas, Sabarinathan has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry with specialization in Cloud Services Delivery. He will also head the Product and Technical Delivery function of RackNap.
On joining RackNap, Guruprit said, “Currently valued at $208.6 billion, the cloud industry is seeing a rapid growth. With huge investments being made in the cloud space by industry leaders like Microsoft, Google, AWS, IBM, there is a new breed of service providers who are traditionally telcos, systems integrators, hardware and software distributors, and now want to add cloud services to their existing product portfolio. However, to do so they need a solution like RackNap that automates provisioning and billing, offering customer self-service, support and CRM, inventory management, business intelligence, and multi-tier partner management capability.”
“In my role as CEO, my immediate focus is to establish mutually beneficial alliances with industry leaders like Microsoft, Google, AWS, IBM, and ensure that cloud service providers can use RackNap to launch complete suite of cloud services, and benefit from this multi-billion opportunity,” Guruprit added.
“Our research has found that Cloud Service providers need help in choosing the right business strategy, and skilled manpower to be successful once they have chosen the automation platform for delivery of Cloud Services. In my role as COO, I’ll focus on extending to RackNap users our ‘Well Rounded Managed Services Package’, covering sales, marketing, billing, operations, and technical support. We will help cloud service providers choose the right business model, target right market segment, select appropriate product portfolio structure; thereby increase their average revenue per customer, return on investment, and above all, be profitable. RackNap’s consultative and partnership approach will differentiate us from other platforms in the market,” said Sabarinathan Sampath.
RackNap has successfully deployed its platform to some of the emerging markets. It reckons rapid growth of customer base in both mature cloud markets like USA and Europe, and also strong emerging markets like India, South East Asia, and Middle East and Africa.
Guruprit and Sabarinathan is sought to be instrumental in leading RackNap’s efforts to penetrate the cloud, datacenter, hardware and software distribution, telco, and hosting industry segments in months to come.
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