Networking and security services architect with over two decades of engineering and leadership experience takes the helm of Array’s product development team
Milpitas, Calif. – Aug. 21, 2018 – 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 report directly to Michael Zhao, Array’s president and CEO, and will join Array’s executive team. As CTO, Vinod will be responsible for evolving Array’s technology strategy and driving product innovation.
“Vinod’s experience and technical expertise make him the ideal choice to lead Array Networks as we evolve towards new hyperconverged 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.”
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. As CTO, Vinod assumes responsibility for planning and execution of Array’s technology roadmap and leadership of the Array Networks product engineering team.
“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,” said Pisharody. “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 more simple, scalable and cost-efficient manner.”
Pisharody is based out of Array Networks’ corporate headquarters in Milpitas, CA. He holds a B.E. in Computer Science from the University of Mumbai.
About Array Networks
Array Networks, the network functions platform company, solves performance and complexity challenges for businesses moving toward virtualized networking, security and application delivery. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Array addresses the growing market demand for network functions virtualization (NFV), cloud computing, and software-centric networking. Proven at more than 5,000 worldwide customer deployments, Array is recognized by leading analysts, enterprises, service providers and partners for pioneering next-generation technology that delivers agility at scale. To learn more, visit: www.arraynetworks.com.
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