Array Networks, Inc., the network functions platform company, today announced the appointment of Vinod Pisharody as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective immediately. Vinod brings over 20 years of experience to Array Networks. He will be responsible for evolving Array’s technology strategy and driving product innovation. He will be aggressively involved in the planning and execution of Array’s technology roadmap and will be leading Array Networks product engineering team.
“Vinod’s experience and technical expertise make him the ideal choice to lead Array Networks as we evolve towards new hyper-converged networking and security solutions,” said Michael Zhao, President, and CEO of Array Networks. “As data center services become increasingly software-centric, Vinod and his team will play a vital role in making our Network Functions Platforms the de facto standard for deploying networking and security virtual appliances. I’m delighted to welcome Vinod on board and look forward to his contributions to Array’s continued growth.”
“Joining Array Networks is an opportunity to pioneer a new breed of data center platform, one designed around the unique requirements of networking and security virtual appliances,” saidPisharody. “I look forward to applying my experience in application and security services to this next frontier in virtualization, and I’m excited to introduce new solutions that allow customers to become software-centric in a simple, scalable and cost-efficient manner.”
Pisharody joins Array from F5 Networks, where he served as Architect for the company’s SSL Orchestrator, SSL VPN, Secure Web Gateway and Web Access Management product lines. His career in technology also includes roles as product development manager and principal software engineer at F5 Networks, principal software architect at Array Networks and senior software engineer at Tata Infotech.