Networking industry veteran Doug Ingraham to lead Brocade alliances

Brocade announced the appointment of Doug Ingraham to the
position of vice president of Alliances.

Ingraham will oversee the Brocade Strategic Technology
and OEM Alliances business units, as well as the Strategic Program Council.
Ingraham will report to Brocade CMO, John McHugh.

“Alliances is an extremely dynamic area within
Brocade, and Doug’s impressive track record of business portfolio management —
combined with his deep networking technology expertise — makes him the ideal
person to lead this charter,” said John McHugh, CMO of Brocade.

Ingraham will oversee several key areas relating to
Brocade Alliances initiatives, with a specific focus on forging new alliances
and deepening existing relationships with Strategic Technology Alliance and OEM

Ingraham will also oversee the establishment of a program
framework for the development of cloud ecosystem alliance partners to educate
and extol the benefits of solutions built upon Brocade Virtual Compute Block
technology and the Brocade CloudPlex architecture.

For over two decades, Ingraham has been a fixture within
the networking industry, applying his leadership skills to a variety of roles.
Prior to joining Brocade, Ingraham held positions at Cisco Systems, StorageTek
and AT&T, where he oversaw engineering and marketing efforts related to
data and storage networking products.

Ingraham joined Brocade through the acquisition of McDATA
in 2006. Most recently, Ingraham served as vice president of Product Management
for Brocade Data Center products, where he set the strategic direction for the
company’s Fibre Channel business and led the market introduction of the Brocade
VDX family of products.

“The networking industry is at an interesting
crossroads in light of the IT transformation that’s currently underway and,
with our strong reputation for innovation, Brocade is well-positioned to seize
market opportunities as they present themselves,” said Doug Ingraham, vice
president of Alliances at Brocade.

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