Nov 03, 2014

Sri Hosakote Joins Seagate As Executive Vice President Of Systems For Cloud Systems And Solutions Group

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced that Sri Hosakote joined the company on October 22 as Executive Vice President of Systems for the Cloud Systems and Solutions (CSS) group, reporting to Seagate President Jamie Lerner.

“Seagate is uniquely able to innovate across the full information infrastructure stack, from the media and devices, to the enclosures, to the management layer, to the operating system and file system. With the Cloud Systems and Solutions group, Seagate is building on its legacy, extending innovation from the device into the information infrastructure, both on-site and in the Cloud,” said Jamie Lerner, President, Cloud Systems and Solutions. “Sri’s leadership will be an important driver as we extend Seagate’s market position as a trusted partner in storing, protecting and sharing data by going beyond our leading disk drive business to deliver cloud systems and solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and “do-it-yourself (DIY)” organizations.”

In his role leading the systems business of CSS, Hosakote is responsible for the creation and delivery of High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions and custom, modularized systems for OEMs with an emphasis on converged infrastructure. He will oversee the management of the former Xyratex business, including managing the global engineering team. Hosakote joins Seagate from Cisco, where he spent the last 19 years in engineering leadership positions. His most recent role was as senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s switching and wireless platform group.

Prior to joining Cisco, Hosakote was a founding member of a Bangalore start-up, later joining Sprint Communications, and then Retix, Inc. as a software engineer. He holds a BSEE in Computer Science and Technology from Bangalore University. He has also earned a masters in Computer Science and Networking from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and a masters of business administration from the University of Phoenix.

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