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Innovating Solutions since 2014: Innova Solutions

Empowering clients to adopt, adapt and optimize to the cloud, Innova delivers a full suite of Services and Solutions covering the full lifecycle of moving to and living in a cloud ecosystem. From Readiness Assessments to migrations and architectural transformations and on to Big Data, Analytics and full Operations Management, team Innova believe their broad capability clearly distinguishes them from their competitors.

California-based Innova Solutions ( has a primary focus on their clients’ needs. Founded in 2014, Innova works to enable their clients to take on the cloud by embracing new service models and obtaining the full business value of Information Technology. They achieve this by providing world-class services spanning Cloud Transformation, Big Data, Analytics and Information Management, and ITIL-compliant Operations Management. Innova delivers enterprise-scale business transformation and innovation that takes advantage of the latest technology and delivery models.

Innova’s target market is medium to large enterprises at all levels of cloud readiness and maturity. Still a start-up, they are fast becoming a leading company with diverse experience in an array of industries. Their largest concentrations of clients are in financial services, media & entertainment, high tech and health care (where they’ve recently achieved HIPAA compliance). The global organization today has offices in North America, Singapore and India.

Combining IT with Cloud
Innova’s offerings include Cloud Transformation Services to migrate enterprise data centers and workloads to cloud platforms, achieving that with automated tools and scalable, robust methodologies. Additionally, their Cognitive Managed Operations help organizations deliver reliable technology services to their stakeholders by creating intelligent and cognitive-based IT operations and infrastructure – services that can learn, predict, automate, adapt, protect and even self-heal across the data center, network, workplace, security, cloud and operations. The company’s Analytics & Information Management group specializes in big data, data warehousing and analytics services & solutions, including end-to-end BI applications, managed services and cloud implementations.

CEO Speaks
1. How does Innova position itself in the domain? How do you ensure that Innova meets the market standards and client’s needs always?
Technology does not exist for its own sake. It has to be in service of a larger business need. While we know that the cloud has fundamentally changed the dynamic of software and service delivery, not everyone can or wants to live entirely in the cloud. Our consulting engagements and delivered solutions are custom-tailored to the priorities, objectives and scale of the businesses we support. Having said that, the state-of-the-art evolves at an ever-increasing pace. We need to understand where the state-of-the-art is and when it makes sense to apply it to our clients’ advantage. To do that, we continue to invest in training, certifications and hands-on readiness to ensure that our solutions are both optimized for today and future-proofed for tomorrow.

Our competitive advantage is that we provide a full suite of integrated services across the entire cloud lifecycle. Starting from delivering Readiness Assessments and cloud strategies for our clients to fully cloud-transforming their environments, we can also optimize their Big Data management and analysis needs, as well as also provide a fully ITIL-compliant Operations Management service (including Service Management and DevOps transformation). We deliver this through our own best-in-class tool suites and accelerators, and through leveraging key strategic technology partnerships (such as “Disaster Recovery as a Service”).

2. How do clients benefit through Innova’s Offerings?
With our focused technology practices and methodologies as well as our strategic partnerships, we not only improve our client’s IT efficiency and lower their operational risk, but also ensure that our clients spend less time managing enterprise IT environments and spend more time increasing their revenue opportunities.

Our leadership consists of experienced CTOs and senior technology executives that provides us a deep understanding of current enterprise challenges and ensures we retain a customer-centric solution focus. Our advanced technology solutions encompass not just reaching the cloud but ensuring operational safety and efficiency, cloud security, scalability, elasticity, high availability and manageability. Moreover, our data technologies offer high-volume, high-quality analytics and business intelligence services to provide enterprises rapid, actionable insights into the business data.

3. What are the challenges faced by you and your company?
With the demand for “cloud-everything” growing astronomically across corporate America, we’ve seen demand for our services growing tremendously as well. This presents two significant challenges. First, there are a limited number of experienced cloud engineers and architects available. Maintaining our high-quality standards means we have to be very selective in those technologists we hire. Finding the right talent is critical to sustaining our growth and continued success. Second, the state-of-the-art in cloud technologies is constantly evolving, no longer changing at “Internet speed” but now changing at “Cloud speed”. With our technical staff so busy on client engagements, we have to devote extra effort to ensuring we remain on the cutting edge.

Founded: March 2014, Acquired three companies, two in US and one in India

Locations: New York (150), Chennai (200), Hyderabad (60) California (140), Pune (50)

Practice Driven: Fast growing with over 30% year-over-year Growth

Management: Strong leadership team with over 50+ years experience in the industry, Knowledge-driven learning Organization

Total Employees: 600 Worldwide

Know the Leader

Rajkumar Velagapudi, Founder and CEO
Mr. Rajkumar Velagapudi, also known as Raj, is the founder, CEO & President of Innova Solutions, With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Raj presides over the day to day activities of Innova solutions and is responsible for the direction of the company.

Raj served as Head of Infrastructure Services at Mphasis Limited., and served as its Executive Vice President. Mr. Velagapudi has been Executive Vice President, Business Development of Ness Technologies Inc. since September 2008. Prior to founding Fortify in 2008, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Fortify Infrastructure Services. Mr. Raj served as Member, Executive Management Team of Ness IBS, a subsidiary of Ness Technologies Inc. since September 2008. He founded Ness Financial and Business Innovation Services (formerly Olas Software Solutions Inc.) in 1996 and served as its President till February 2006.

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