Vice President, Products and Solutions – Gigamon
Ananda Rajagopal is currently Vice President of Products and
Solutions at Gigamon, where he is responsible for all aspects of
Gigamon’s product and solutions strategy including the definition,
positioning, promotion and lifecycle management of Gigamon’s entire
product portfolio. Prior to Gigamon, Ananda was with Brocade
(previously Foundry Networks), where he was VP Product Management
& Strategy, leading their Service Provider and Data Center Routing
business. Ananda has a strong track record of introducing emerging
technologies to market including public cloud visibility, network
visibility for security, 100Gb, the first commercial Software-Defined
Networking solution to name a few.
Before Brocade/Foundry, Ananda was with Ascend Communications,
subsequently acquired by Lucent Technologies, where he led software
development for their broadband access product portfolio and was
responsible for the industry’s first commercial deployments of IPTV.
He started his career with Wipro, one of the world’s largest IT
consulting companies, where he consulted for clients such as Cisco,
Sun Microsystems and AT&T.
Ananda holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of
Mysore, India, a Master of Engineering degree from IIT, Kanpur, India
and received his MBA in Technology Management from Santa Clara University.