NetApp India Appoints New Vice President of Engineering

Computerworld June 6, 2014

Harish Arora will head the team that develops Data ONTAP file system.

NetApp announced the appointment of Harish Arora to vice president of engineering. In this critical engineering management role Arora will lead ‘WARP’ Development engineering - a team focused on the development of Data ONTAP file system, data reliability, high availability, and non-disruptive operations.

An IT veteran with twenty years of experience in system-level software product development and engineering management, Arora brings with him a combination of skill sets – a proven track record of building products to meet global customer needs and encouraging a disciplined approach towards execution.

“NetApp has established itself as a global leader in the storage industry with its innovative data management technologies in Data ONTAP that include file system, data reliability, high availability, and non-disruptive operations,” said Tony Chang, VP Engineering, “Harish is ideally suited to serve the key engineering leadership role in our NetApp Bangalore office to lead a world-class development team responsible for designing and delivering next generation innovations in Data ONTAP that’s flash- accelerated and cloud-integrated.”

Correspondingly, Deepak Visweswaraiah, Managing Director, NetApp India R&D, said, “I am delighted to have Harish join the NetApp family. His appointment is a testimony to NetApp’s growing focus to drive key roles and responsibilities from the India R&D center. Given his experience in engineering, ownership and delivery of products, we look forward to Harish to drive product strategy, manage large teams and maintain rigor around execution. Under his leadership our storage efficiency technologies are set for a very busy FY15. I wish him a rewarding career at NetApp.”

Harish holds a PGSEM degree in management from IIM Bangalore as well as an M. Tech degree in Computer Science from IIT Madras.