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Brocade Ropes in Johnson Chiu to Lead Channel Strategy in Asia Pacific

Brocade Ropes in Johnson Chiu to Lead Channel Strategy in Asia Pacific

Brocade has appointed Johnson Chiu to the role of Channel director, Asia Pacific (APAC). The role will see Chiu spearhead partner enablement strategies and programs designed to grow Brocade IP networking revenues through channel partners across key industry segments in APAC.

According to research firm Canalys, the data center infrastructure market will be worth $152 billion by 2016, with Asia Pacific accounting for a quarter of global data center investment in five years –representing a significant opportunity for Brocade channel partners through innovative technology and financing solutions such as Brocade Ethernet fabric technology and Brocade Network Subscription respectively.

Chiu will be responsible for driving Brocade channel with distributors, resellers and strategy systems integrators across the region, and driving initiatives that are unique to partners in the region, to help them develop new skills and address major technology trends such as mobility, big data analytics and software-defined networking (SDN).

 An industry veteran with 27 years of channel leadership experience, Chiu was most recently with NetApp where he led the Channel, Alliance and Marketing organization in the Greater China region. He has also held channel leadership roles at Digital Equipment, Oracle, Symantec and Brocade.

22-Jan-2013 16:24:15