Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, today announced the appointment of Ritesh Gupta as Country Manager for India.
This pandemic year saw an exponential proliferation of data and the remote workforce pushed organisations to accelerate cloud adoption and digital transformation initiatives to gain more line of sight across data silos and capitalise on business outcomes. Market studies have also shown an increase in ransomware attacks where India is amongst top countries most affected by these threats and organisations are increasingly placing more emphasis in securing sensitive data. Ritesh will spearhead Rubrik India, driving business through the existing partner ecosystem and establishing new partnerships with local system integrators and tech alliances. A seasoned leader in the IT space, Ritesh joins Rubrik from Nutanix where he led the India West Region business since 2016.
“I’m excited to have Ritesh join the leadership team to lead our India business, as we continue to expand our presence across the Asia Pacific region,” said Kamal Brar, Vice President and General Manager, Rubrik, Asia Pacific and Japan. “India represents a tremendous market opportunity for us to accelerate Cloud transformations at scale, we continue to deliver disruptive innovation focused on our customers most valuable asset, their “data” – enabling seamless cloud protection, orchestration, security and governance across multi-cloud and hybrid environments.”
On his appointment, Ritesh commented: “I am excited to be part of a company that is on a hyper-growth journey. Through my initial interactions with partners and customers, they have given me encouraging feedback on Rubrik Cloud Data Management solutions innovation where we help them drive more business value with their data, ensure business continuity in case of a ransomware attack and most importantly accelerate their digital transformation journey.”
Founded in 2014, Rubrik has set new records for growth with Rubrik Cloud Data Management solution, which combines traditional backup with the ability to recover, manage, and secure data across public and private clouds. In 2020, Rubrik was recognized as a Leader in Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions after only six years in business, and achieved the furthest position for Completeness of Vision relative to its peers. The company was named in the Top 10 (#9) of the Forbes Cloud 100 list revealed in September 2020 for the fourth consecutive year on the list and second in the top 10. Rubrik has also been named to the LinkedIn Top Companies list for 2020 featuring 50 of the most sought-after employers.