May 11, 2016 11:50 ET

TSANet Appoints New Board Member

Board of Director Position Filled by Deepak Chawla, Vice President of Worldwide Support at Nutanix

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwired - May 11, 2016) - TSANet (Technical Support Alliance Network), the industry's largest vendor neutral support alliance, has appointed Deepak Chawla, Vice President of Worldwide Support at Nutanix, to the TSANet Board of Directors.

"I am a true believer in TSANet -- it has served us well in supporting customer solutions, where the expectation is for vendors to collaborate amongst themselves to deliver solutions to complex issues, rather than for the customer to be the facilitator in every transaction. I look forward to working with the Board to bring in new ideas and innovation, and continue the success of the organization," said Deepak Chawla.

"The TSANet Board's make-up has a healthy combination of members. Some members represent companies that have been on the board for multiple terms and years and some such as Nutanix, serving their first term. I'm very much looking forward to leadership from Deepak and his assessment and guidance of the TSANet organization," said Dennis Smeltzer, TSANet President.

Deepak Chawla has been the Vice President of Worldwide Support at Nutanix since 2013. In this capacity, he is responsible for setting up strategy to deliver accurate and timely solutions, building teams, interfacing with internal and external stakeholders, and managing critical situations. At Nutanix, he has built a team from zero to scale to support the converged architecture between server, storage, and virtualization software. Deepak has twenty-five years of experience in the support arena in the valley, which has included senior support management roles in both start-ups and larger corporations such as Sybase (now a division of SAP), VMware, Cisco and Citrix. Deepak holds an MBA from University of Cincinnati, a Masters in Computer Science from University of South Carolina, and Bachelors in Computer Science from IIT in India.

Deepak joins the existing board members: René Karel (VMware), Ted Williams (Red Hat), Jim West (Citrix Systems), Doug Jones (NetApp), Jim Rubish (IBM), Uwe Schaefer (Hewlett-Packard Company), John Bunney (Cisco Systems, Inc.), Rich Jardine (Symantec Corporation), Kieran Collins (EMC Corp.), and Richard Long (Actian Corporation).

About TSANet

Founded in 1993, TSANet (Technical Support Alliance Network) is a worldwide, multi vendor alliance that offers an industry-wide forum to facilitate servicing multi vendor customers while providing an infrastructure for more efficient multi vendor problem solving. Membership consists of more than five hundred software and hardware companies. TSANet can be reached at (913) 345-9311 or at

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