Prior to joining NetApp, Valluri was with Artiman Ventures- a US-based venture capital firm, where he was an entrepreneur-in-residence and focused on evaluating new proposals and ideas for funding startups.
Before that he spend 11 years at Sun Microsystems where his last role was vice president and managing director for India.
Tom Georgens, President and CEO, NetApp said, "Anil's appointment as President is NetApp's most senior hire for field operations in India to date and shows the strategic importance of India in supporting the company's growth plans, as well as our continued commitment to this region. He will be a game-changer for our India business. "
"It is a dynamic time for the storage industry in India and I am looking forward to working closely with our business and technology partners to address customers' growing need for solutions that are efficient and flexible, and help create business breakthroughs. I look forward to my new assignment and to working with a passionate team in India and across the world," Valluri said on his move.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, NetApp is a member of the NASDAQ-100 and ranks on the Fortune 1000.