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Chinese companies will benefit from network innovation, says Brocade Malaysia

AvantiKumar | July 7, 2015
Brocade's Sean Ong said a new partnership with China's Sugon addresses a growing demand for software networking solutions.

Sean Ong - Brocade Malaysia 

Photo - Sean Ong, Country Manager, Brocade Malaysia


Chinese companies will receive a boost in  network innovation as the result of a new OEM partnership with Dawning Information Industry (Sugon), according to networking solutions firm Brocade Malaysia.

Brocade Malaysia country manager Sean Ong said the Brocade partnership Brocade with Sugon, a high-performance computing vendor formed under the purview of the Chinese Academy of Sciences , will meet the increasing  demand for software networking solutions in China while helping both companies gain market share.

Under the agreement,  Brocade VCS Fabric technology will be integrated with Sugon's data centre solutions, specifically for the Chinese market.

Ong said Sugon will specifically integrate Brocade VDX 6740 Switches  - TC6600, as a 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)/16 Gbps Fibre Channel converged network switch module. This  embedded switch module in the TC6600 will be named VDX 2741, and is capable of supporting 10 and 40 GbE requirements for cloud computing, Big Data analysis, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), as well as supporting 16 Gbps Fibre Channel requirements for the deployment of high-performance data centre networking solutions.

"Our new partnership with Sugon will empower customers in China to build programmable networks easily, and allow them to innovate more rapidly at a lower cost and in the most accessible manner," he said.

 "Enterprises and service providers in China can take advantage of both Brocade's strong heritage in Ethernet fabric and software networking, as well as Sugon's large-scale deployment experience in China, to create a fundamentally different network based on the New IP," said Ong.

"" As a result, they will be prepared to meet today's increasing demands created by cloud, social, mobile, and Big Data," he added.

IT spending in China

Ong said that IDC expected China's  IT spending to reach US$256 billion by 2018, almost a 20 percent increase over 2014, while 10 percent of the total IT spending to be directly related to smart city projects.

Commenting on the partnership, Sugon's vice  president, Dr Sha Chaoqun, said: "Sugon and Brocade both share a strong common vision that open networking technology is the right approach to give our customers the flexibility and choice for their IT investments." 

  "Brocade's pioneering effort in developing a technology roadmap of open, software-driven networking solutions based on the New IP was another crucial factor in cementing this partnership, which we believe will pave the way for future collaborations as we help our customers innovate and transition their networks on their terms and timeline," said Dr Ong.


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