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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Why McData customers need not worry

The Brocade-McData merger is causing a lot of concern for many people, but McData customers shouldn’t worry. The merger actually simplify things for customers according to Robin Pilcher, EMEA director of marketing for McData: "It's got to be ultimately good news. Where there was a three-way decision now there is a Brocade/McData or Cisco decision."

She also added, "The industry as a whole must be at an inflection point. We have all moved from one to two to four gigs with 8Gbit/s Fibre Channel on the horizon. The McData i10K (director) successor is just around the corner. Brocade is looking at the 48000 next step. The fact that we come together probably means that the new director will come with both strands."

There’s a lot of good that can come from the merger, and customers will benefit from the merger in the long run. To learn more about the merger and how you can benefit from it, read the entire article (link above).

Submitted by Computer Consulting 101