Brocade sets up development centre in India to drive IP based networking innovation

18th April 2015
Brocade sets up development centre in India to drive IP based networking innovation
Brocade exdutives Edgar Dias, Regional Director ( India) and Christine Heckart, Chief Marketing Officer

Bangalore, April 19, 2015: Global networking solutions leader,  Brocade Communications,  has opened a new  15700 sq.m. Development Centre in Bangalore and plans to pump in $ 300 million over the next five years   geared to the  development of networking innovations based on the New IP architecture.
Brocade believes India is the ideal test bed for the New IP architecture as enterprises and service providers in India are receptive to open standards and are well positioned to leap directly to the New IP technologies over proprietary, legacy networking equipment. The Centere will enable Brocade India to showcase proofs-of-concept and pilot projects for customers and partners—while contributing to the development of next-generation, fabric-based and software networking solutions. The Centre will also work closely with Brocade technology and solution partners and networking industry thought leaders across India, enabling the company to achieve greater penetration in industry verticals such as service providers, media, banking and finance, education, and the public sector.
“The India market is going through a dramatic transformation with investments in private cloud, public cloud, as well as a network refresh due to the 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet adoption across the enterprise, government, and other sectors,” said Edgar Dias, regional director for Brocade India. “Brocade plays beautifully in the sweet spot of this demand, and we have been registering strong momentum in the adoption of our next-generation networking solutions across multiple industry verticals in India.”
“This is a very exciting time in the networking industry", said Christine Heckart,  Brocade's Chief Marketing Officer,, "The market, which has stagnated for about 10 years, is going through a transition."
Added Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney: “We believe India will be an early adopter of New IP technologies, and we are very excited to be in this next phase of Brocade’s growth in India.”
According to Gartner, the Indian data centere infrastructure market, comprising server, storage, and networking equipment, will reach US$2.03 billion in 2015—making India the second-largest market for data center infrastructure and the second-fastest-growing market in Asia Pacific. Separately, the new Indian Government is investing $19 billion between 2014-18 for the “Digital India” programme, with a significant spend on the network in a directive to build State Wide Area Networks (SWANs), new data centers in each state, smart cities, and a cloud-based platform to drive connectivity for all 1.3 billion citizens.