NetSumo and Brocade Partner to Target UK Service Providers

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – NetSumo, the networking specialist that provides cost-effective advice, installation and 24/7 support services to ISP, hosting and ecommerce businesses, today announced a service and support agreement with Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD), that enables its experienced and highly specialised network operations centre team to provide entire on-premise networking solutions from Brocade targeted at the service provider market in the UK, while also being able to act as a reseller in this highly specialised sector.

The agreement aims to make the most of NetSumo’s agile and flexible business model, while taking advantage of Brocade’s recognised industry reputation for reliability and high quality products. NetSumo expects that with this new relationship the company will double its hardware revenue, and increase its management and consultancy revenue by at least 25 percent in 2011.

Alex Cruz Farmer, MD and founder of NetSumo commented: “We are very excited to announce our relationship with Brocade. NetSumo is well known for offering unmatched levels of support, optimisation, simplicity and assistance to our clients – the very same virtues that Brocade holds dear. By working with Brocade we are now able to offer a complete suite of services to customers buying Brocade hardware, enabling them to build, configure and monitor their networks with the assistance of our engineers.

Brocade products are increasingly relied upon by companies in today’s complex, data-intensive businesses, optimising information connectivity and maximising the value of data. As such, we are very pleased to be associated with such a successful organisation.”

Andy Moore, Director of Service Provider Sales, at Brocade commented: “We are delighted to welcome NetSumo as a highly qualified service partner. It provides a high-touch, specialised channel for service providers, ensuring that Brocade products are professionally installed, managed and maintained on an on-going basis, and not just on an installation and hand-over process.

NetSumo is well known for its critical approach to network infrastructure issues and the overall openness and friendliness of its engineers.  As such the company fits in well with the Brocade’s philosophy, and its professional approach to delivering network solutions made our partnership a natural progression,” concluded Moore.

Having built over 250 networks globally since launching in 2005; with clients utilising the NetSumo 24/7 NOC for third line support, its experienced team of operators support and deliver a range of Pan European and North American networking and security projects for clients on a daily basis.