Virtela Gains New CEO, Debuts Open Acceleration Service For Public Clouds


Virtela, the managed network, security and cloud services company, announced that B.V. Jagadeesh has joined as president and chief executive officer.

Prior to joining Virtela, Jagadeesh served as group vice president and general manager of Citrix Systems’ Application Networking Group after the company’s $325 million acquisition of NetScaler, where he served as president and CEO.

Jagadeesh previously co-founded Exodus Communications and was instrumental in leading its IPO. He serves as chairman of the board of NetMagic Solutions, a leading IT services company in India, and was a director of Ankeena (acquired by Juniper Networks) and Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell).

In tandem with the appointment of Jagadeesh, Virtela introduced the Cloud Accelerator service, which extends Virtela ESC’s acceleration benefits to applications hosted within the public cloud environment, such as Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud, and IBM Cloudburst.

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