One of the biggest industry analysts in the business, Gartner (News - Alert), has claimed that cloud services are going to be a “disruptive force” when it comes to the business world in 2013. The analyst also said that the tech has the great potential for long-term impact in huge variety of different industries. It is because of this potential that companies are always trying to find new ways to take advantage of the tech. OnCore IT, a cloud services provider, has partnered with Brocade (News - Alert) in order to put together a data center networking solution that will be built on Brocade’s Ethernet Fabric and VCS fabric technology.
The partnership has been geared toward offering up great performance and service availability while also having a flexible “pay-per-port” model that could be mimicked by competitors in the years going forward.
Paul Cook, Oncore IT's head of sales and marketing, talked about the partnership in a recent statement, saying, "While the market is still buzzing with interest around the cloud, to address the reservations people have about it, service providers must take total responsibility for their cloud solutions given customer expectations about high service levels. Data center networking infrastructure is key to achieving this, and our investment in Brocade is all about making the necessary performance improvements using proven, best-of-breed equipment so as to stay ahead and deliver a truly exceptional cloud experience. We didn't just want to improve performance, but instead go a step further and guarantee it, which is what we've done."
Oncore IT has been moving quite a few of its customers to the cloud and because of this, the company saw the need for quite a bit more room for data. The company decided that it needed to upgrade its switch environment and felt as though Brocade was a company that could help them with the changes needed.