Ideal for building Ethernet fabrics in demanding environments, with the company’s VCS Fabric technology, the Brocade VDX 6940 simplifies network design and operations for both cloud and Big Data network fabrics.
Brocade has announced that Aptec has joined the networking vendor’s Alliance Partner Network (APN) as a value-added distributor covering the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Fayez Eweidat, Regional Sales Manager, MENA, Brocade, says SDN is a tremendous growth opportunity for the Middle East IT channel organisations.
Aiming to strengthen its SDN market position, Brocade has announced the roll-out of an enhanced channel programme, including a new component specifically designed for software networking partners. The Brocade Alliance Partner Network (APN) channel programme will now include SDN-focused deal registration and demo programme discounts, as well as a global reseller initiative for Brocade Vyatta vRouter products.
Yarob Sakhnini will be responsible for leading the sales and pre-sales engineering teams as well as planning and executing channel and marketing strategies to help grow the company’s business in the region.
One of Brocade’s main priorities and focus in 2014 will be on strengthening and enabling its regional channel ecosystem and signing this distribution partnership is a big step in this direction.
Brocade has said it has sold its network adapter business to QLogic to better focus on data centre fabrics and software defined networking.
Marcus Jewell, vice president, EMEA at Brocade looks into his crystal ball to outline the top technology trends that Middle East enterprises should watch out for in 2014:
Brocade has released survey results which show that their customer’s primary network-specific concern is ‘data centre availability’ driven by virtualisation and mobility, as opposed to ‘network-complexity’.
Network downtime translates to big financial losses for Middle East businesses, says Sufian Dweik, Regional Manager, MEMA, Brocade