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Yotta brings former NTT exec on board as it speeds up $4bn data centre construction frenzy

The appointment comes as the company’s budget for data centre developments doubled to $4 billion.

By João Marques Lima

Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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December 15, 2021 | 5:00 AM GMT

Yotta brings former NTT exec on board as it speeds up $4bn data centre construction frenzy

Milind Kulkarni, Yotta’s new EVP, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Head of IT Operations & Engineering. Source: Yotta Infrastructure

India’s data centre operator Yotta Infrastructure, part of the Hiranandani Group, has appointed Milind Kulkarni as its new EVP, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Head of IT Operations and Engineering.

With over 26 years of experience in IT operations, project planning and designing across IT, ITeS, and IT managed services domains, Kulkarni holds expertise in organising, planning and executing large-scale IT operations.

At Yotta, he has been tasked with spearheading data centre IT operations and engineering. He will lead a team of over 250 certified IT services delivery professionals to manage 24×7 IT operations and oversee the engineering and delivery of complex IT solutions for every customer need.

Speaking on his appointment, Sunil Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, Yotta said: “I’m delighted to welcome Milind to the Yotta team. His deep domain expertise and experience, combined with his proven track record in leading IT operations and Engineering innovations, will be instrumental in strengthening Yotta’s position and driving the company’s success in the IT managed services space.

“Milind’s appointment will also help us deliver advanced infrastructure solutions and further augment our capabilities to deliver many new innovative products for the enterprise customers.”

Kulkarni joins Yotta from NTT where he led the design, planning, implementation and delivery of IT managed services, cloud and security services, data centre and disaster recovery services.

He has also worked with Reliance Communications, Global Tele-Systems, Mahindra Consulting, Microtech Software and Consultants in previous roles.

Commenting on his appointment, Kulkarni said: “I am excited to be joining India’s leading data centre, cloud and managed services provider that focuses on delivering world-class infrastructure and industry-leading solutions to power the digital needs of customers.

“I’m sure my experience aligns with Yotta’s vision of driving and delivering disruptive innovations in line with the new enterprise ecosystem’s digital needs and market trends. I look forward to building greater synergies with Yotta’s leadership team and continue delivering customer delight.”

Hiranandani Group has recently said it will now invest over Rs 30,000 crore (US$3.88 billion) in building 24 data centre facilities across India through Yotta Infrastructure.

The investment represents a doubling of what Hiranandani envisioned when it launched Yotta in 2019.

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