We sat down with Doug Gibson, Director of Strategic Alliances at Brocade. Doug leads Brocade’s Alliance efforts with Hyperconverged and Flash Storage Partners. Brocade networking solutions empower the world’s leading organizations to transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. We chatted about the upcoming .NEXT conference in Las Vegas June 20-22. Here are some of the highlights of our conversation.
What Challenges are Your Customers Facing?
When customers move to a hyperconverged architecture, the physical network is critical because it’s effectively the backplane of the cluster. Customers want to ensure the performance and availability of critical workloads they are transitioning. They are often challenged to find a network solution that mirrors the benefits of their Nutanix implementation.
In particular, they want to retain simplicity of management, agility, and cost savings without compromising the resiliency and efficiency demanded by their mission-critical workloads. Often, the network infrastructure they have in place fails to meet these essential criteria due to burdensome manual processes and the disruption associated with scaling capacity.
What are some of the technologies you are planning to showcase at .NEXT?
Brocade will be showcasing our VCS Fabric technology at .NEXT this year, which delivers high-performance plug-and-play network connectivity. Visitors will be able to see how easily Brocade VDX switches can be deployed and scaled out. Brocade fabrics create a resilient, cost-effective, and agile foundation for Nutanix hyperconverged data centers.
Experts from across Brocade will be on hand to walk through the demos, take questions, and share how Brocade data center networks are the best solution to complement Nutanix hyperconverged systems.
Please make sure to stop by and talk to us at booth #G6.
What are the topics you are most excited to hear about at the conference?
We’re interested to learn about technology and commercial developments in hyperconvergence as a category, as well as the progress Nutanix has made as an Enterprise cloud platform over the past year. We look forward to engaging in discussions with customers and partners about their current and anticipated use cases as they transform their businesses. Of course we’re most interested in how these use cases are changing the way organizations think about and operate their networks.
Can you give the audience a sneak peek at what you’re going to talk about at .NEXT?
Spencer Lail, one of Brocade’s lead global solution architects, and an expert in both virtualization and its impact on the network, will be presenting on Wednesday, June 22nd at 10:30 am. He’ll talk about the powerful combination of Brocade and Nutanix to create the boundary-less data center that truly provides for invisible infrastructure.
Come visit us at .NEXT!
Nutanix .NEXT is scheduled for June 20-22, 2016 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information and to register for the user conference, please visit: https://www.nutanix.com/next/