India-born Ari Bose to be Brocade's CIO

New Delhi, October 23, 2013:     Networking solutions leader  Brocade  has announced the appointment of   India-born, Delhi University and San Diego University  alumnus, Ari Bose  as Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for the strategic transformation of the global Brocade IT organization.

Specifically, Bose is tasked with standardizing the company's internal IT systems to support cross-functional collaboration and manage information security and risk. One major initiative is to continue expanding the company's network-centric virtualization strategy in which Brocade currently operates at more than 70 percent virtual workloads.

With more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Bose has held a number of CIO positions at networking and other high-tech companies. Most recently at Polycom, he served as senior vice president and CIO, where he led the transformation of the global IT organization. He was also responsible for overseeing the company's internal global visual communications network. Prior to that, Bose was senior vice president and CIO at UTStarcom, and he has held senior IT positions at companies such as 3Com, Bay Networks and Apple.

"It is fair to say that the networking market is changing at an exponential pace, driven largely by user demands and fiscal pressures," says Bose. "Brocade has almost 20 years of experience in driving data center innovation, and I am thrilled at the prospect of continuing this heritage. I am excited about how the data center of the future can drive business transformation. I hope that by seeing how we are embracing fabrics and a highly virtualized architecture, other businesses will understand how Brocade can empower change within their own environments."