Doug Ingraham VP of Alliances, Brocade
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com
on Mon, December 19th, 2011
Formerly at McData
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. announced the appointment of Doug Ingraham to the position of vice president of Alliances.
Within this role, Ingraham will oversee the Brocade Strategic Technology and OEM Alliances business units, as well as the Strategic Program Council.
Ingraham will report to Brocade CMO, John McHugh.
In this new role, Ingraham
will oversee several key areas relating to Brocade Alliances
initiatives, with a specific focus on forging new alliances and deepening existing relationships with Strategic Technology Alliance
and OEM partners.
will also oversee the establishment of a program framework for the development of cloud ecosystem alliance partners to educate and extol the benefits of solutions built upon Brocade
Virtual Compute Block technology and the Brocade CloudPlex architecture.
For over two decades, Ingraham
has been a fixture within the networking industry to a variety of roles.
Prior to joining Brocade, Ingraham held positions at Cisco Systems, StorageTek and AT&T, where he oversaw engineering and marketing efforts related to data and storage networking products.
Ingraham joined Brocade through the acquisition of McDATA in 2006.
Most recently, Ingraham served as vice president of Product Management for Brocade Data Center products, where he set the strategic direction for the company's FC business and led the market introduction of the Brocade VDX family of products, at true Ethernet fabric switching solutions for virtualized and cloud-optimized data centers.
A frequent speaker at industry trade shows and an active contributor to wide-ranging discussions on the networking industry, Ingraham holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
" The networking industry is at an interesting crossroads in light of the IT transformation that's currently underway and, with our strong reputation for innovation, Brocade is well-positioned to seize market opportunities as they present themselves," said Doug Ingraham, vice president of Alliances at Brocade.