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Cloud service provider Oper8 awarded Brocade Network Partner status

Brocade and Oper8 have partnered to create a reseller relationship that will bring cloud service delivery to the ANZ region, the company reports. Oper8, an Australian-based IT provider, will integrate Brocade's Network Subscription into its cloud services.

The company says the partnership will give Australian and New Zealand customers access to high-speed networking through a pay-per-usage financial model that will help them through digital transformation.

“Today’s IT managers are expected to deploy network solutions that provide full functionality and security into the next decade. However, traditional purchase models lack the flexibility to adapt on demand. Brocade Network Subscription offers a good cost-effective and operational-based financial model that fits within our service delivery structure for delivering as-a-service models to customers, getting away from the big capital expense requirements of traditional systems," says Mike Andrea, managing director of Oper8.

Oper8 provides Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), managed IT services, cloud storage, internet and WAN services to both small and large businesses across the ANZ region. The company has achieved Premier Partner Status in the Brocade Partner Network program, and the company hopes to achieve Elite Partner Status by the end of the year.

"Oper8 offers the Brocade Partner Network Program impressive sales and technical skills and expertise that align with our own goals of providing flexible, agile, and value-for-the-money solutions and services. Our partnership will empower businesses in Australia and New Zealand to acquire exactly what they need, when they need it and where they need it," explains Paul Barge, Brocade's ANZ channel manager.

Brocade uses a network-as-a-service model to deliver technology, network expansion, upgrades and capacity changes tailored to customers' needs. The company also operates on a pay-as-you-use model, offering relevant and more competitive services for its customers.

Brocade Partner Network recognises partners that adopt technology trends to deliver Brocade solutions. Partners use knowledge-rich practices with the ultimate goal of helping customers achieve network convergence.

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