Brocade appoints a director for infra analytics business in APAC
By Digital News Asia June 27, 2016
- Role includes taking charge of Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform in the region
- Has held a variety of roles at Telstra, HDS, Dell, Sun Microsystems and StorageTek
BROCADE has announced the appointment of Paddy McDermott (pic) as director of infrastructure analytics for its Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) market.
Based in Sydney, he will be responsible for delivering the value proposition of the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform to customers and prospects throughout the region, the company said in a statement.
He reports to Matt Kolon, Brocade vice president and chief technology officer for APJ.
The Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform is a purpose-built SAN (storage area network) appliance for measuring application performance and traffic behaviour in a Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel fabric network, the company said.
“Paddy’s [McDermott] appointment is crucial in helping businesses throughout the region gain much needed visibility into the performance of their SAN environments, not to mention improving the ROI (return on investment) for storage infrastructures through in-depth, fabric-wide metrics,” said Kolon.
“We are focused on helping businesses get the actionable intelligence they need to maximise performance across their data centres and ensure that they meet application delivery SLAs (service-level agreements),” he added.
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Prior to joining Brocade, McDermott held a variety of storage and cloud consulting and architect roles during a 16-year career, including at Telstra, Hitachi Data Systems, Dell, Sun Microsystems, and StorageTek.
Most recently, he spent five years as principal architect and senior solutions consultant at Virtual Instruments, performing network analytics on critical customer applications and virtualised infrastructure.
“As a pure-play networking company, Brocade is uniquely positioned to provide predictive analytics and actionable intelligence that is vital to maximising performance across the data centre,” said McDermott.
“I am excited about assuming this new role and the prospect of working closely with our customers to leverage the network as a platform for innovation, through our proven data and storage network fabrics, management tools, and open approach,” he added.
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