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Brocade Hires Mobile Networking Luminary, Kevin Shatzkamer

  •  Shatzkamer joins Brocade as Distinguished Engineer and CTO Mobile Networking
  • Brings more than 15 years of mobile experience, including 50 patents
  • Will focus on guiding customers through the transition of physical to virtual networking

Shatzkamer, Kevin_1D1A6280[1]Bangalore, India, November 6, 2014 – Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) announced today the hiring of mobile, cloud, and digital media technology expert, Kevin Shatzkamer, as Distinguished Engineer and CTO Mobile Networking. In this role, Shatzkamer will collaborate with customer CTOs to develop new operational models to quickly realize revenue-generating services through the use of emerging technologies, such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

Mobile operator networks are currently undergoing a radical evolution—increasingly referred to as the New IP—in which they will adopt open, software-driven solutions to improve service delivery and modernize business models. Specializing in mobile architecture design, Shatzkamer has spent the past 15 years analyzing the impact of cloud, mobile, and digital media on the networks of service providers. In taking an ecosystem-wide, experience-centric approach to working with customers, he has become a leading expert in the development of long-term strategies optimized for telecommunications companies.

“As Brocade continues to focus on the needs of mobile carriers, Kevin’s advanced understanding of the mobile, cloud, and digital media trends impacting their networks will prove to be an invaluable resource for our customers,” said Ken Cheng, CTO and VP, Corporate Development at Brocade. “Kevin’s extensive background will be critical as customers seek to navigate the networking landscape while optimizing their business models for the future.”

Recognized as a subject matter expert across the industry, Shatzkamer has more than 50 mobile networking patents granted or issued. Furthermore, he co-convened the Open Web Alliance and has authored two books: “IP Design for Mobile Networks” and “Building the Mobile Internet.”

“Brocade is aggressively seeking to disrupt the networking industry in order to better serve its customers, and it has assembled a high-caliber team to do just that,” Shatzkamer said. “The company has developed and acquired strategic assets, such as Vyatta and Vistapointe, that will be critical in the physical to virtual transition customers are seeking. It is my job to take these tools and help customers build out the networks of tomorrow to support the ever-increasing mobile and cloud workloads.”

Previously, Shatzkamer served as a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco. He also currently serves as a board advisor for a number of companies, including DataRPM, Voltserver, and Penthera Partners.

Shatzkamer joins other high-profile hires in the Brocade Office of the CTO, including David Meyer, Tom Nadeau, and Benson Schliesser.

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