Google Data Center Head Vijay Gill Leaves Company

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Vijay Gill, Google’s senior manager of production network engineering and architecture, has left the company, according to a report by The Register that cites his LinkedIn profile.

The Register report said that while Google has not yet respond to its request for comment, a visit to Gill’s LinkedIn profile shows that he left the technology giant last month.

Gill’s current job title on his LinkedIn profile is listed as “Engineering Director” at “TBD” in “internet industry”, while his summary section reads “manage people and enable them to develop, design and operate some of the world’s largest IP network and datacenter infrastructures”.

As Google’s senior manager of production network engineering and architecture, Gill managed “all backbone, datacenter, and related infrastructure,” according to his LinkedIn profile.

Prior to his senior manager role at Google, he served as a member of the company’s engineering and technical staff for two years.

Before that, Gill was the senior technical manager of network infrastructure at AOL. He also served on the Internet Engineering Task Force as part of the Internet Architecture Board.

While at Google, Gill served under senior vice president of operations Urs Hölzle, who played an instrumental role in designing Google’s original distributed infrastructure.

Gill’s personal blog gives no clues as to what he is currently doing, with no new entries posted since February 27th.

The report suggests that Facebook could be one “possible destination” for Gill, along with Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple.

All four companies have been heavily involved in boosting their data center footprint in recent years, resulting in greater competition as they clamor to scoop up top talent.

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