Singapore – Hyderabad, India: CtrlS Datacenter has appointed Dillip Guru as SVP – International DC Expansion and Renewable Energy & Edge Strategy.
As SVP, Guru will be responsible for providing strategic direction in the company’s efforts to expand in international markets.
An accomplished industry veteran with 27 years of experience, Guru joins CtrlS from Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he played a key role as the Head of Energy Strategy APAC based out of Singapore.
Prior to Amazon, he has worked with GE, Vestas, and Power Grid Corporation of India in different leadership roles. Guru is a postgraduate in management from the National University of Singapore and holds a degree in electrical engineering from NIT Rourkela.
“Dillip is a seasoned industry leader and brings rich experience in energy management strategies across various geographies globally,” said Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and CEO of CtrlS.
“He will be playing a key role in expanding our global footprint, devising innovative energy strategies and extending the edge as we leverage both his expertise and experience. I extend him a warm welcome to CtrlS Family,” added Pinnapureddy.
According to Gartner, 75% of all enterprise data will be created and processed at the edge. And with the deployment of 5G, IoT, video streaming, AR/VR applications, the consumers beyond tier-1 cities will seek faster access to applications, websites, OTT content etc.
Conventional power is leading to carbon emissions and there is a compelling need to integrate clean energy as a part of CtrlS business strategy to ensure the elimination of carbon footprint. CtrlS plans to deploy about 500 edge data centres across India in tier-2 and tier-3 cities, besides expanding its global footprint integrated with clean energy.
Guru’s appointment comes at a time when the company is betting high on sustainability, green datacentre and global expansion. He will play an instrumental role in accomplishing the company’s mission.
“Am extremely delighted to join CtrlS – A Great Place to Work company and one of the fastest growing datacenters in the world. Glad to note the amount of good work done by CtrlS through 80 innovations in energy efficiency and sustainability space,” said Dillip Guru as SVP – International DC Expansion, Renewable Energy & Edge Strategy.
“The company has great emphasis on clean energy, edge and sustainability. It is both my pleasure and privilege to be a part of CtrlS – a dream company to work in the datacenter industry,” added Guru.