Bharti Airtel names Rajesh Tapadia as a CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Nxtra Data, the telcos’ data center and cloud business. Rajesh Tapadia will lead operations of Nxtra data and drive greater growth and efficiency for the segment.
Nxtra Data (www.nxtradata.com) is a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel and a leading player in the data center and cloud services segment. Nxtra data offers data center services, managed services and cloud services to top Indian and global enterprises, start-ups, SMEs and governments. It operates 10 large data centres along with 120 plus edge data centres located strategically across India and is building four new large data centres.
Rajesh Tapadia holds BE degree in computer science from Savitribai Phule Pune University. With approx 24 years experience, Rajesh Tapadia has previously worked organizations like Netmagic Solutions, Trimax, Global Cloud Xchange, Genpact and Reliance Infocomm.
Before joining Bharti Airtel, Rajesh Tapadia was CEO at Netmagic Solutions and Executive Director on the Board, Rajesh managed data centre operations across multiple cities, running mission critical infrastructure for global customers. he has driven key initiatives on cyber security, multi-cloud and global managed services and also led the setting up of many prominent data centres in the country.
Data center and cloud services market in India rapidly growing, enterprises are rapidly moving towards digital transformation and uptake of digital services such as content and social media by customers. The segment is slated to grow to a $4 Billion plus market by 2022 and Airtel with its integrated services portfolio and deep, secure networks is uniquely positioned to leverage this opportunity.
Speaking with Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India and South Asia), “Digital India is transforming the economy and opening up exciting new opportunities to serve customers. The data center and cloud segment is an important pillar in our strategy to address enterprise customers’ evolving needs. We have already undertaken some very ambitious projects in this area and our ambition is to leverage our strengths to gain disproportionate share in this space. Rajesh with his stellar track record will add immense value to our plans,”