Brocade appoints new senior director of technology, EMEA

Brian Levy will report to Curt Beckmann, Brocade's CTO in EMEA

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Brocade appoints new senior director of technology, EMEA Levy: "It is a great time to be joining the company. I am very much looking forward to working with the rest of the EMEA team and our customers to help turn the huge potential of new technologies such as SDN and NFV into a reality."
By  Helen Gaskell Published  September 21, 2014

Brocade has appointed a new senior director of technology, EMEA, to be responsible for bringing Brocade's vision for cloud strategy and virtualised infrastructure to the market and communicating product vision and direction internally and externally, to both customers and analysts.

Brian Levy, who was previously Juniper Networks' CTO, Service Provider Sector EMEA, will report to Curt Beckmann, Brocade's CTO in EMEA who was also recently appointed in June of this year.

"With 92% of senior IT decision makers admitting that their current infrastructure is not scalable enough to support next-generation applications, it is clear that we are, by necessity, on the verge of a major change in how we design, deploy, and manage network infrastructure," commented Levy.

"Brocade is a pioneering force in software-defined networking, with an impressive commitment to high-quality performance, innovation, and open networking standards. It is a great time to be joining the company. I am very much looking forward to working with the rest of the EMEA team and our customers to help turn the huge potential of new technologies such as SDN and NFV into a reality."

Brocade has made a number of recent high level executive appointments, both at the global as well as regional level, in a bid to extend its leadership in Ethernet Fabrics, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV).

Levy's other previous job positions include the global CTO for Media and Communications Business at HP and Group Technology Officer at British Telecom.

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