February 27, 2021

Sanovi announces appointments to its Advisory Board

Former Chief Strategy Officer of NetApp Mr. Vic Mahadevan and Former COO of Wipro Technologies Dr. A L Rao join Sanovi Advisory Board, as Sanovi readies its scale up plans


New Delhi – March 05, 2013: Sanovi Technologies, the market leader in IT Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) software today announced the appointment of Mr. Vic Mahadevan and Dr. A L Rao to its Advisory Board.

Mr. Vic Mahadevan was previously chief strategy officer at NetApp, and has over 25 years of senior level strategic planning and marketing experience. Dr. A L Rao was previously chief operating officer of Wipro Technologies, and has over 35 years of executive strategic planning, delivery and technology experience.

In his earlier role as Chief Strategy Officer for NetApp. Vic was responsible for leading NetApp’s business strategy and identifying additional market and product opportunities to fuel future growth. Vic was also responsible for driving acquisitions, and supporting NetApp’s strategic alliances.

Before joining NetApp, Vic served as vice president of marketing for LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for product management, outbound marketing and business alliances. Earlier he served as CEO of leading storage and systems management companies Deeya Energy, NeoEdge Networks and MaXXan Systems (now CiperMax). Vic also served in senior management positions at BMC Software, Compaq and Ivita during his early years.

On this new role, Mr. Vic said, “Sanovi DRM is a very unique technology addressing the increasingly critical disaster recovery and service continuity problem for all enterprises. High downtime, huge costs and uncertainty are reasons for CIOs to postpone DR activities. Sanovi reduces downtime requirements by 80%, operational costs by 50% and makes DR very reliable.  Its unique approach helps enterprises deploy a single DR management solution across heterogeneous physical and virtual environments, unlike other vendors. “

In his earlier role as Chief Operating Officer for Wipro, Dr. Rao was responsible for all operations of Wipro technologies in addition to directly holding the one billion dollar Product Engineering business that included telecom, R&D, embedded and Internet businesses. Prior to that, Dr. Rao was President of the Telecom and Internet business growing it many fold. Earlier, as CTO, he was directly responsible to make Wipro the first SEI CMM Level 5 Software Services Company in the world.  Dr. Rao was instrumental in growing a number of technology practices at Wipro in the early years, with his deep R&D experience that he developed when he was Wipro’s R&D head for its Unix and Windows line of Servers in 1980s. Dr. A L Rao currently serves as President of Sri Sri University and also on the board of Trianz consulting.

Dr. Rao has been elected a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering for distinguished contribution to Computer Science & Engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics.

On his new role Dr. Rao said, “Sanovi has already taken the lead in DR Management Software and recognized for its  cutting edge product suite. With its remote manageability approach, Sanovi DRM is the perfect tool for Service providers to offer DR as Service in Clouds at a fraction of the costs. It allows scale up of DR services to hundreds of servers and customers. ”

Chandra Pulamarasetti, Founder & CEO, Sanovi Technologies, said,  “We are very excited to welcome Vic and Dr. Rao to our Advisory Board as we are readying to scale up our business; Vic’s many years of experience in technology and business development, combined with enterprise storage solutions, will prove invaluable for us in our US market strategy and OEM alignment. Dr. Rao’s unmatched experience in global business and service models will help us scale up our revenues and define our Cloud solutions with Service Providers. “