Our Philosophy

CtrlS' commitment to its customer is total ownership. We have developed the capabilities to provide a complete suite of offerings from platform level services which include datacenter infrastructure, storage, backup, hardware to OS layers, network and security layers.

CtrlS has developed alliances which cater to the business application layer for automating our customers' business processes, thereby developing the capability of providing end to end custom solutions catering to their unique requirements. This is in line with our corporate policy of being a steward to the IT needs of our customers.

CtrlS is promoted by the 18 year old Pioneer Group, which has been building the largest available infrastructure in the Datacenter world and is already into FMS and SI functions. This is but a natural process of amalgamation of Group leadership values. CtrlS assures its clients that all such custom solutions will carry a strong value proposition.

Leadership Team

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Mr. Sridhar Pinnapureddy

Founder & CEO

Sridhar Pinnapureddy is a highly successful serial entrepreneur of technology and IT infrastructure business. He is the founder, chairman and managing director of CtrlS Datacenters, Asia Pacific’s Largest Rated 4 Hyperscale Datacenter Service Provider serving over 4,000 customers including 60 of the Fortune 500 companies including 3 of the Top 5 Hyperscalers of the World.

Under his leadership, the company is emerging as a leader in Cloud Managed Services worldwide through its subsidiary, Cloud4C which operates in 25 countries worldwide.

Sridhar is regarded as the thought leader in the Datacenter and Cloud Computing industry and has steered over 200 innovations.

Honours & Awards-
  • E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year (Finalist)
  • Visionary Leader of the Indian Industry
  • TV5 Business Leader Award
  • Best Entrepreneur of the Year (ATA)
  • CEO of the Year Award (World Quality Congress)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani by Global Economic Council (GEC)
  • SI Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • The Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year for APAC (APEA)
  • Karamveer Puraskar (ICONGO)
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Royce Thomas

President & Chief Business Officer, CtrlS Datacenters

Royce Thomas is an industry veteran with strong global sales experience and expertise across colocation, cloud technology and telecommunications industries, spanning about three decades of rich and versatile experience. Thomas has his core strengths in global account management, strategic planning and channel development besides other critical functions and areas that enable organizations to reach next level of growth.

He joined CtrlS Datacenters recently as president and chief business officer. He comes from Equinix where he had an 11-year stint as senior vice president of global accounts and Strategic Alliances. Prior to that, he worked in Level 3 Communications, where he was vice president of large enterprise sales and led teams dedicated to Fortune 300 accounts. Prior to that, he served Sprint in several sales management functions.

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Mr. R S Prasad Rao

Director

R. S. Prasad Rao has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry and in building IT infrastructure in process industries. Before joining CtrlS, Prasad was the Country Services Head for Fujitsu ICIM and the COO and director of Accel ICIM. Prasad has been instrumental in negotiating numerous international contracts and alliance partnerships for CtrlS.

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Ashish Ahuja

Chief Technology Officer

Ashish Ahuja, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of CtrlS Datacenters, is primarily responsible for driving global expansion, edge & network strategy, new product development, and adoption of new technologies.

A multi-faceted global leader with 27 years of experience in digital infrastructure, cloud and telecom industry, Ashish is an industry veteran and a subject matter expert in Networks, Interconnect, Datacenters, Undersea Cable Systems and IaaS with deep understanding of global markets.

Being one of the pioneers of Google's 'Global Network Infrastructure' group, he holds the credentials of leading various global / regional strategic initiatives & partnerships to build a state-of-the-art network across various continents. Prior to CtrlS, Ashish Ahuja served as Director-Global Network Infrastructure at Google and has also held leadership roles at France Telecom and Tata Communications.

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Mr. Anil Nama

CIO

Anil Nama brings over 30 years of IT experience in the Defense and corporate sectors. He was associated with the Indian Armed Forces and was later a part of the Computer Network Defense and was involved in the setting up of the CERT team at IAF, including cyber forensics.

He was also instrumental in setting up the client service part of Airtel's datacenter. He later worked with AKS IT Services as an information security consultant for the NIC and Delhi Police. Currently, he handles solutions and products at CtrlS Datacenters Ltd. across all verticals.

As CIO of CtrlS Datacenters, he is responsible for product innovation and business strategy with a strong focus on evolving innovative solutions for vertical Specific and multi-platform requirements.

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Mr. Suresh Rathod

President Colo Business

Suresh Rathod brings more than 28 years of experience of Datacenter & Telecom industry to this role. He has been instrumental in building the Asia’s largest Rated 4 Datacenter. His high focus towards reducing the Carbon footprint has led the team to build sustainable datacenter.

During his tenure, Suresh has made significant contributions to the company by winning Large strategic Enterprise clients, expanding the datacenter footprint, delivering innovative colocation products, and establishing the strategic partnership with Hyperscalers.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Mumbai University, an MBA from Symbiosis Pune. In past he has worked with BPL, Crompton Greaves and Reliance Communications.

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Mr. Paresh Shetty

President Sales

Paresh Shetty is a sales evangelist with over 25 years of experience. Over the years as a tech sales professional, he has enabled growth for organizations in IT, telecommunication, healthcare and BFSI industries. With a flair for people management, Paresh has built high-performing sales teams and has managed complex transformational deals.

He currently charts the growth path for CtrlS Datacenters through his customers, operations and people (COP) principle and long-term partnerships. He is an action-oriented leader who believes in execution and outcome-focused models. Paresh’s interest in sports and his ability to look at any pitch as an opportunity are assets to the team.

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Mr. Viren Wadhwa

Chief Marketing Officer

Viren Wadhwa is responsible for creating and accelerating the company’s marketing strategy and brand recognition across the globe. He is focused on driving the company commitment to its customers of total ownership by building marketing programs and thought leadership to promote our exceptional product innovation and purpose driven initiatives.

Viren has significant experience across marketing and product development, event management, branding, lead generation, public relations and investor relations, strategic planning, revenue management, organizational design and innovation. He has strong cultural competence leading global teams and is a team motivator.

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Ms. K Prachitha

Vice President - Human Resources

K Prachitha is known for her empathy and speech. She rendered her services by hiring competent & skilful employees for CtrlS and playing an effective role in the development of the industry taking it to the international level.

Before joining CtrlS, Prachitha served Apollo Insurance Group and has an experience over 16 years in the HR field.

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Mr. Ranjit Metrani

Executive Vice President of Sales

Ranjit Metrani, spearheads the enterprise business initiatives including CtrlS government business, partnerships, and mid-market acquisitions.

He has experience of more than three decades, leading sales and technology initiatives at multiple global IT and technology product giants such as Dell and Infosys. He has chauffeured the inclusivity of cutting-edge solutions in strategy and sales implementations, driving digital-first business models for augmented profitability and growth.

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Mr. Sleeva Reddy

Senior Vice President, Service Delivery

Sleeva Reddy has over 25 years of experience in the IT Industry, managing Technology Infrastructure Services Business and Remote Infrastructure Management. In his current position, Sleeva heads the Fast Growing Enterprises strategic business unit of CtrlS providing a vast portfolio of services spanning cloud services, systems integration, managed services, hosting services and total outsourcing in a global delivery model.

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Mr. Brahma Reddy Kasu

Senior Vice President Datacenter Infrastructure

Brahma Reddy Kasu, is a seasoned Datacenter industry professional and is credited with building India’s largest Rated-4 Datacenter. He is an innovator and is responsible for 80 innovations in the energy efficiency space reducing the PUE to 1.35.

He has a rich experience in designing and building hyperscale and large format Datacenters spread across 2 million square feet. With over two decades of experience in the industry, he is acknowledged as a thought leader in the Datacenter management space.

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Mr. Allen Koh

Vice President Strategic Market Development

Allen is primarily responsible for establishing and growing CtrlS’ footprint internationally, starting with the emerging markets of South East Asia.

With a combined 17 years of experience managing all areas of real estate and Datacenter portfolio management, he has been instrumental in driving project delivery, change management and global M&A integration initiatives, while implementing best practices and cost optimization across organizations like Pacnet, Telstra and Nokia.

Most recently, he has worked with STT Global Data Centres, partnering hyperscale Cloud Service Providers in their specific growth plans in the region.

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Mr. Dillip Guru

Senior Vice President International DC Expansion, Renewable Energy & Edge Strategy

Dillip is an accomplished industry veteran with 27 years of work experience, responsible for providing strategic directions towards the expansion in international markets, building innovative energy strategies and Edge datacenter strategy.

He has worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the Head of APAC Energy strategy. Also he has worked with GE, Vestas, and Power Grid Corporation of India in different leadership roles.

He has done his post-graduation in management from National University of Singapore and holds a degree in electrical engineering from NIT Rourkela.

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Mr. MVBV.Prasad

Senior Vice President, DC Operations & Program Management

MVBV Prasad is currently leading the operations and program management of DCs across India. He has 20 + years in operations and Building of Data Centers and Telecom Infrastructure.

He has built large Data Center from concept to completion. As a part of program management he manages customer life cycle of hyperscalers, BFSI and corporates. He is well versed with open access policies/requirements for sourced renewable power to the extent of 250 MWp.

In past he has worked with companies like ST Telemedia, Tata Communications & Tata Teleservices.

Key Competencies-
  • Sustainability
  • Project Management
  • Energy Optimizations
  • Carbon foot print reduction
  • Water foot print reduction etc.

Leadership Team

Mr. Sridhar Pinnapureddy

Founder & CEO

Sridhar Pinnapureddy is a highly successful serial entrepreneur of technology and IT infrastructure business. He is the founder, chairman and managing director of CtrlS Datacenters, Asia Pacific’s Largest Rated 4 Hyperscale Datacenter Service Provider serving over 4,000 customers including 60 of the Fortune 500 companies including 3 of the Top 5 Hyperscalers of the World.

Under his leadership, the company is emerging as a leader in Cloud Managed Services worldwide through its subsidiary, Cloud4C which operates in 25 countries worldwide.

Sridhar is regarded as the thought leader in the Datacenter and Cloud Computing industry and has steered over 200 innovations.

Honours & Awards-
  • E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year (Finalist)
  • Visionary Leader of the Indian Industry
  • TV5 Business Leader Award
  • Best Entrepreneur of the Year (ATA)
  • CEO of the Year Award (World Quality Congress)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani by Global Economic Council (GEC)
  • SI Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • The Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year for APAC (APEA)
  • Karamveer Puraskar (ICONGO)

Royce Thomas

President & Chief Business Officer, CtrlS Datacenters

Royce Thomas is an industry veteran with strong global sales experience and expertise across colocation, cloud technology and telecommunications industries, spanning about three decades of rich and versatile experience. Thomas has his core strengths in global account management, strategic planning and channel development besides other critical functions and areas that enable organizations to reach next level of growth.

He joined CtrlS Datacenters recently as president and chief business officer. He comes from Equinix where he had an 11-year stint as senior vice president of global accounts and Strategic Alliances. Prior to that, he worked in Level 3 Communications, where he was vice president of large enterprise sales and led teams dedicated to Fortune 300 accounts. Prior to that, he served Sprint in several sales management functions.

Mr. R S Prasad Rao

Director

R. S. Prasad Rao has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry and in building IT infrastructure in process industries. Before joining CtrlS, Prasad was the Country Services Head for Fujitsu ICIM and the COO and director of Accel ICIM. Prasad has been instrumental in negotiating numerous international contracts and alliance partnerships for CtrlS.

Ashish Ahuja

Chief Technology Officer

Ashish Ahuja, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of CtrlS Datacenters, is primarily responsible for driving global expansion, edge & network strategy, new product development, and adoption of new technologies.

A multi-faceted global leader with 27 years of experience in digital infrastructure, cloud and telecom industry, Ashish is an industry veteran and a subject matter expert in Networks, Interconnect, Datacenters, Undersea Cable Systems and IaaS with deep understanding of global markets.

Being one of the pioneers of Google's 'Global Network Infrastructure' group, he holds the credentials of leading various global / regional strategic initiatives & partnerships to build a state-of-the-art network across various continents. Prior to CtrlS, Ashish Ahuja served as Director-Global Network Infrastructure at Google and has also held leadership roles at France Telecom and Tata Communications.

Mr. Anil Nama

CIO

Anil Nama brings over 30 years of IT experience in the Defense and corporate sectors. He was associated with the Indian Armed Forces and was later a part of the Computer Network Defense and was involved in the setting up of the CERT team at IAF, including cyber forensics.

He was also instrumental in setting up the client service part of Airtel's datacenter. He later worked with AKS IT Services as an information security consultant for the NIC and Delhi Police. Currently, he handles solutions and products at CtrlS Datacenters Ltd. across all verticals.

As CIO of CtrlS Datacenters, he is responsible for product innovation and business strategy with a strong focus on evolving innovative solutions for vertical Specific and multi-platform requirements.

Mr. Suresh Rathod

President Colo Business

Suresh Rathod brings more than 28 years of experience of Datacenter & Telecom industry to this role. He has been instrumental in building the Asia’s largest Rated 4 Datacenter. His high focus towards reducing the Carbon footprint has led the team to build sustainable datacenter.

During his tenure, Suresh has made significant contributions to the company by winning Large strategic Enterprise clients, expanding the datacenter footprint, delivering innovative colocation products, and establishing the strategic partnership with Hyperscalers.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Mumbai University, an MBA from Symbiosis Pune. In past he has worked with BPL, Crompton Greaves and Reliance Communications.

Mr. Paresh Shetty

President Sales

Paresh Shetty is a sales evangelist with over 25 years of experience. Over the years as a tech sales professional, he has enabled growth for organizations in IT, telecommunication, healthcare and BFSI industries. With a flair for people management, Paresh has built high-performing sales teams and has managed complex transformational deals.

He currently charts the growth path for CtrlS Datacenters through his customers, operations and people (COP) principle and long-term partnerships. He is an action-oriented leader who believes in execution and outcome-focused models. Paresh’s interest in sports and his ability to look at any pitch as an opportunity are assets to the team.

Mr. Viren Wadhwa

Chief Marketing Officer

Viren Wadhwa is responsible for creating and accelerating the company’s marketing strategy and brand recognition across the globe. He is focused on driving the company commitment to its customers of total ownership by building marketing programs and thought leadership to promote our exceptional product innovation and purpose driven initiatives.

Viren has significant experience across marketing and product development, event management, branding, lead generation, public relations and investor relations, strategic planning, revenue management, organizational design and innovation. He has strong cultural competence leading global teams and is a team motivator.

Ms. K Prachitha

Vice President - Human Resources

K Prachitha is known for her empathy and speech. She rendered her services by hiring competent & skilful employees for CtrlS and playing an effective role in the development of the industry taking it to the international level.

Before joining CtrlS, Prachitha served Apollo Insurance Group and has an experience over 16 years in the HR field.

Mr. Ranjit Metrani

Executive Vice President of Sales

Ranjit Metrani, spearheads the enterprise business initiatives including CtrlS government business, partnerships, and mid-market acquisitions.

He has experience of more than three decades, leading sales and technology initiatives at multiple global IT and technology product giants such as Dell and Infosys. He has chauffeured the inclusivity of cutting-edge solutions in strategy and sales implementations, driving digital-first business models for augmented profitability and growth.

Mr. Sleeva Reddy

Senior Vice President, Service Delivery

Sleeva Reddy has over 25 years of experience in the IT Industry, managing Technology Infrastructure Services Business and Remote Infrastructure Management. In his current position, Sleeva heads the Fast Growing Enterprises strategic business unit of CtrlS providing a vast portfolio of services spanning cloud services, systems integration, managed services, hosting services and total outsourcing in a global delivery model.

Mr. Brahma Reddy Kasu

Senior Vice President Datacenter Infrastructure

Brahma Reddy Kasu, is a seasoned Datacenter industry professional and is credited with building India’s largest Rated-4 Datacenter. He is an innovator and is responsible for 80 innovations in the energy efficiency space reducing the PUE to 1.35.

He has a rich experience in designing and building hyperscale and large format Datacenters spread across 2 million square feet. With over two decades of experience in the industry, he is acknowledged as a thought leader in the Datacenter management space.

Mr. Allen Koh

Vice President Strategic Market Development

Allen is primarily responsible for establishing and growing CtrlS’ footprint internationally, starting with the emerging markets of South East Asia.

With a combined 17 years of experience managing all areas of real estate and Datacenter portfolio management, he has been instrumental in driving project delivery, change management and global M&A integration initiatives, while implementing best practices and cost optimization across organizations like Pacnet, Telstra and Nokia.

Most recently, he has worked with STT Global Data Centres, partnering hyperscale Cloud Service Providers in their specific growth plans in the region.

Mr. Dillip Guru

Senior Vice President International DC Expansion, Renewable Energy & Edge Strategy

Dillip is an accomplished industry veteran with 27 years of work experience, responsible for providing strategic directions towards the expansion in international markets, building innovative energy strategies and Edge datacenter strategy.

He has worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the Head of APAC Energy strategy. Also he has worked with GE, Vestas, and Power Grid Corporation of India in different leadership roles.

He has done his post-graduation in management from National University of Singapore and holds a degree in electrical engineering from NIT Rourkela.

Mr. MVBV.Prasad

Senior Vice President, DC Operations & Program Management

MVBV Prasad is currently leading the operations and program management of DCs across India. He has 20 + years in operations and Building of Data Centers and Telecom Infrastructure.

He has built large Data Center from concept to completion. As a part of program management he manages customer life cycle of hyperscalers, BFSI and corporates. He is well versed with open access policies/requirements for sourced renewable power to the extent of 250 MWp.

In past he has worked with companies like ST Telemedia, Tata Communications & Tata Teleservices.

Key Competencies-
  • Sustainability
  • Project Management
  • Energy Optimizations
  • Carbon foot print reduction
  • Water foot print reduction etc.

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Ajith Prasad AVP IT, Abraaj Capital
I would like t thank the entire team for making the DR drill test. The drill was successful and we managed the changeover with minimum downtime and zero data loss.
Bharti Lele Head - Innovation Labs, L&T Infotech
We were up and running in no time. Excellent support.
Som UdayGM - IT
The CtrlS solution for our needs was very effective and helped us mitigate our risks
Jai Prakash Dwivedi, CIO, RGCIL
We chose CtrlS because they own and understand this space.
Darshan Mehta Sr. IT Manger, Elecon
The implementation has worked very well for us.
Bijaei Jayaraj CEO, Loylty Rewardz
The USP of the CtrlS is the out-of-box solutions being offered
Jins Varghese Director, IT & Hosting
Talisma
The CtrlS solution has helped us grow strong with our offerings