Redcentric joins Brocade's Alliance Partner Network Programme

09 December 2010

Redcentric plc today announced that it has joined the Brocade® Alliance Partner Network programme as an Elite partner.  Brocade selected Redcentric for its ability to efficiently deliver its entire portfolio of networking solutions to customers across the UK, as well as its extensive knowledge, skills, and expertise in the networking industry.  The partnership is effective immediately.

As increasing numbers of end customers begin to fully embrace the evolution toward highly virtualised, services-on-demand computing environments, the network becomes the critical component for the secure, reliable and efficient delivery of data.  Such emphasis on the network is driving businesses to demand highly specialised networking partners, ones that can demonstrate strategic value to the organisation in terms of overarching network design and support.  Redcentric will offer Brocade's entire portfolio of unified networking solutions therefore enabling customers to leverage the benefits of a virtualised data centre.

"Our partnership with Brocade complements Redcentric's existing solution portfolio; we already have a significant customer base that spans a wide range of the enterprise, financial services and public sector community, and the addition of Brocade's products will strengthen our market offering," commented Tony Weaver, CEO at Redcentric. "We see Brocade's portfolio creating competitive advantage for our customers and that helps Redcentric provide a wider range of network infrastructure solutions."

Innovative Brocade network infrastructure solutions help the world's leading organisations transition smoothly to a virtualised world where applications and information reside anywhere. Based on the Brocade One™ unified network strategy, these solutions are designed to provide a flexible IT infrastructure with unmatched simplicity, non-stop networking, optimised applications, and investment protection.  In order to achieve its accreditation, technical teams at Redcentric have been working closely with Brocade over the last few months and successfully completed the highest levels of training and certification.

"Our emerging technology solutions are aimed at helping our clients improve critical aspects of their IT related business processes," explained Weaver. "We believe our partnership with Brocade is a clear indication of our intent to offer innovative technologies that integrate with existing infrastructure while delivering significant benefits in terms of cost, performance and reliability."

"Brocade is pleased to be partnering with Redcentric in order to expand our route to market for industry-leading networking products," said Andy Weedon, UK channel manger at Brocade. "By partnering with Redcentric, customers will be able to leverage their extensive data centre networking and enterprise IP networking product expertise and solution support to help enhance their IT architectures and embrace the virtualised data centre."