Brocade Communications Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:BRCD) – moving ahead into the decade

Posted by Chris Bell June 5, 2013 0 Comment 1504 views

On Tuesday, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:BRCD) announced that Gale England has been appointed the company’s vice-president of Customer Advocacy and Operational Effectiveness, with immediate effect. This post is a newly-created one and he will be reporting directly to Lloyd Carney, the CEO. England will be responsible for advancing operational-efficiencies in Brocade Communications Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:BRCD)’s internal processes, global programs and IT. The objective of this is to create an outstanding customer experience.

The company

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc supplies different types of networking equipment. This includes end-to-end IP-based Ethernet networking solutions as well as cloud computing, storage-area networking solutions for organizations and businesses of various sizes and types. Its customer-base includes numerous global enterprises. Also amongst its clientele are service providers like cable operators, telecommunication firms and mobile carriers.

What is cloud computing?

In cloud computing, the “cloud” is a chain of hardware, storage, networks, interfaces and services. All of these are combined to deliver various computing aspects, as a service. Based on user demand, infrastructure, software and over-the-internet storage can be actioned via cloud services. It is essentially the next era in the evolution of the internet.

Why are people opting for it?

Cloud computing has four specific features that are definite plusses- It is a flexible medium and scaling is very easily achievable. It offers self-service provisioning as well as automatic de-provisioning. It has application programming interfaces and metering and billing of service-usage is possible in a cost-effective, pay-as-you-go model. This versatility is what makes businesses and individuals opt for cloud-based services.

Cloud computing is available in various forms. There are private clouds, public clouds and hybrid clouds, which combine both public and private. The latter are a combination of both. Using cloud computing can bring about a sea-change in the way companies and businesses offer services to their customers, forge alliances with their partners and deal with their suppliers. Market giants such as Amazon and Google have not lost any time with moving a large segment of their IT resources to the “cloud”. And so also, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:BRCD) will make the most of the demand and help its customers break out of the shackles of a conventional computing environment with the services they provide.

About Chris Bell

Chris Bell is an investing reporter for GDP Insider. Chris covers financial markets and Wall Street, concentrating on developments affecting individual investors and their portfolios. Chris is also over consumer reporter and covers a wide variety of issues ranging from housing to immigration to urban poverty. Chris graduated from the University of Scranton with a degree in Communication and Philosophy. Chris's diligent investigations earned him the honor of being named "Best Reporter" once by the Headliners Foundation of Texas and once by the Houston Press Club.

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