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Brocade returns to New Zealand with local appointment

03 Dec 14

Brocade has announced the appointment of Andy Miller to the role of Manager for New Zealand, based in Auckland and reporting to Gary Denman, Brocade Senior Director for Australia and New Zealand.

Brocade says Miller will lead the company’s operations and go-to-market strategies to accelerate growth in the software networking and IP networking market in New Zealand.

Denman says Miller has a broad set of experiences, having run marketing, service provider sales, enterprise sales, and most recently leading a group of advanced technology specialists helping customers transition from legacy environments to advanced virtualisation and SDN deployments.

“Channel partners are constantly being challenged by their customers to deliver technology that offers business value (it’s no longer technology for technology’s sake) and Andy’s ability and experience in ’translating’ technology features to business values will be key,” he says.

“Additionally, with the change in networking to ‘the New IP’ and the move to the new third platform, Andy brings an understanding of some of the most complex networking needs of enterprises, service providers and telcos. The approach we have is to provide a deep level of expertise and experience as we selectively invest back in the NZ market”.

Miller joins Brocade after holding several senior roles at Juniper Networks. Most recently, he led the Juniper Advanced Technology team with Asia Pacific-wide responsibility – driving innovation in Software Defined Networking (SDN), Ethernet fabrics, core and mobile networking focusing on both service provider and enterprise customers.

Brocade says Miller brings expertise developed over 20 years in international sales, product design, product management, software development and marketing responsibilities for carriers around the world.

“New Zealand is one of the most advanced markets within Asia Pacific in the deployment of next-generation high-speed networks,” says Denman.

“It continues to be a strategic market for Brocade as we deepen our focus on SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) across the region.”

“Andy brings to Brocade’s customers his deep understanding of the needs of commercial, government and service provider sectors from around the world,” he says. “He will bring tremendous value to our customers and partners as we capture the momentum of software networking in the local market.”

Miller says he is “thrilled to join Brocade as it commits to disrupting the networking status quo. Brocade is dedicated to driving its leading position in SDN and NFV innovation. I know we can help New Zealand customers and partners embrace change and maximise their opportunities with open networking technology that can be easily integrated with their current infrastructures.”