Red Hat this week announced the appointment of Radhesh Balakrishnan as the new global leader for Red Hat’s virtualization infrastructure solutions. Balakrishnan will now oversee the market development for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) as well as the upcoming Red Hat OpenStack Enterprise release.
Balakrishnan comes to Red Hat by way of arch-nemesis Microsoft, where he spent the last 14 years of his career. Balakrishnan told ServerWatch that Red Hat’s open source approach of community-driven innovation is the key to the cloud.
“Rather than being proprietary and closing the doors to come up with the next great thing, taking the journey along with customers is the approach that Red Hat has successfully done,” Balakrishnan said.