Prakash, an entrepreneur at heart, has over 25 years of experience developing commercial software and building engineering teams from the ground up for startups and large companies. Prior to co-founding FittedCloud, he was Senior Director for HGST's Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit. He came to HGST through the acquisition of VeloBit, a startup that developed a unique content locality-based SSD caching software, where he was VP of Engineering. Prior to VeloBit, Prakash was VP of Engineering of FalconStor's Dedupe Division. At FalconStor, Prakash architected and led the development of FalconStor VTL, the industry’s most successful virtual tape library product. Before FalconStor, Prakash was a Divisional VP at CA (Computer Associates), where he ran engineering for ARCserve Backup, the then leading backup product for Windows/NW/Unix platforms. Prakash spent his early career in engineering and engineering management roles at Cheyenne Software, which was acquired by CA. He earned a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Calicut in India.