CtrlS Datacentre Limited has appointed Dillip Guru as its senior vice president, International Data Centre Expansion and Renewable Energy & Edge Strategy. At CtrlS, he will be responsible for providing strategic direction in the company’s efforts to expand in international markets.

An accomplished industry veteran with 27 years of experience, Guru joins CtrlS from Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he played a key role as the head of energy strategy APAC based out of Singapore. Prior to Amazon, he has worked with GE, Vestas, and Power Grid Corporation of India in different leadership roles. Guru is a postgraduate in management from National University of Singapore and holds a degree in electrical engineering from NIT Rourkela.

Commenting on the leadership change, Sridhar Pinnapureddy, founder and CEO, CtrlS, said, “Dillip is a seasoned industry leader and brings rich experience in energy management strategies across various geographies globally. He will be playing a key role in expanding our global footprint, devise innovative energy strategies and extend the edge as we leverage both his expertise and experience. I extend him a warm welcome to CtrlS Family.”

According to Gartner, 75 per cent of all enterprise data will be created and processed at the edge. And with the deployment of 5G, internet of things (IoT), video streaming, artificial intelligence (AR) or virtual reality (VR) applications, the consumers beyond tier-1 cities will seek faster access to applications, websites, over-the-top (OTT) content, etc.. Conventional power is leading to carbon emissions and there is a compelling need to integrate clean energy as a part of CtrlS business strategy to ensure elimination of carbon footprint. CtrlS plans to deploy about 500 edge data centres across India in tier-2 and tier-3 cities, besides expanding its global footprint integrated with clean energy.

Meanwhile, Guru, said, “I’m extremely delighted to join CtrlS – a great place to work. The company is one of the fastest growing data centres in the world. Glad to note the amount of good work done by CtrlS through 80 innovations in energy efficiency and sustainability space. The company has great emphasis on clean energy, edge and sustainability. It is both my pleasure and privilege to be a part of CtrlS – a dream company to work in the data centre industry.”

As the company bets high on sustainability and green data centre, and global expansion, Guru will play an instrumental role in accomplishing the company’s mission.