Country Director - Data Centers | Microsoft Corporation
Rahul Dhar currently based out of New Delhi, India is Country Director – Data Centers at Microsoft Corporation since April 2014. Mr. Dhar is accountable for setting up new large data centers for rolling out Azure cloud infrastructure in India and eventually operate these and support for continuous, expansion programs; site selection and strategic negotiation are also part of responsibilities for enabling regular growth, end-to-end ownership and accountability of the infrastructure and controlling OPEX as well as CAPEX investments in India. Previously, Mr. Dhar has served Tata Communications Data Centers as Senior Data Center Manager from January 2009 to April 2014. He was accountable for end-to-end operations of multiple Data Centers in Northern India with prime responsibilities of ensuring high availability and optimum performance of IT equipment hosted in the data centers based on agreed customer service levels, management and improvement of network critical physical infrastructure apart from architecture and implementation of major or minor enhancements to the current infrastructure. Mr. Dhar has also been associated with Colt Data Center Services, Vodafone Idea, Airtel and Tata Chemicals.