New Vacancy in Microsoft’s Data Center Team, VP Debra Chrapaty Reportedly Leaving for Cisco has reports that Microsoft’s VP of Global Foundation Services (aka, Data Center Team) is leaving Microsoft.

Microsoft's data center chief headed to Cisco

by Ina Fried

Debra Chrapaty, who has been leading Microsoft's data center charge, is reportedly heading to a product role at Cisco.

(Credit: Dan Farber)

One of the top executives in charge of Microsoft's data center operations is leaving the company for a product role at Cisco, according to a report on All Things D.

Debra Chrapaty, who as vice president of global foundation services is among a small number of women in Microsoft's top technology ranks, is said to be taking a role at Cisco heading collaboration products, according to All Things D. A Microsoft representative declined comment, while Chrapaty and a Cisco representative were not immediately available for comment.

Microsoft has confirmed the move by Chrapaty.

Update 4:05 p.m. PT: A Microsoft representative confirmed Chrapaty is leaving Microsoft for Cisco, but was not immediately able to provide further details.

The original source for the news came from All things Digital.


Top Microsoft Infrastructure Exec Chrapaty Heads to Cisco

by Kara Swisher
Posted on September 20, 2009 at 10:39 PM PT

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One of Microsoft’s top execs, Debra Chrapaty (pictured here), who heads its infrastructure business, is leaving the software giant to take a top job at Cisco (CSCO), sources said.

Chrapaty–whose title is corporate VP of Global Foundation Services–is also one of increasingly few top women tech execs at Microsoft (MSFT), where she has worked for seven years.