An Australian IT services provider Oper8 has joined the Brocade Partner Network Program as a premium partner, enabling the company to integrate Brocade Network Subscription into its managed and cloud service delivery models. This partnership will provide the customers of Oper8 in Australia and New Zealand access to high-speed networking within an operational-based financial model.
It will introduce a pay-for-usage model to Oper8 customers. Commenting on the partnership, Mike Andrea, managing director of Oper8 said, “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 to 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,” he said.
Brocade Network Subscription provides flexibility to the customers to decide their own upgrades and capacity changes. There is no origination fees, no fixed terms, and no penalties for early termination, so organizations pay for network capacity as they consume it.
For the partners of Brocade Partner Network Program, Brocade also provides customizable tools and assistance needed for the toward network convergence.
“Oper8 offers the Brocade Partner Network Program impressive sales and technical skills and expertise that aligns with our own goals of providing flexible, agile, and value-for-the-money solutions and services,” said Paul Barge, ANZ channel manager, Brocade.
“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.”
Oper8 delivers IT-managed services, cloud storage, internet and WAN communications, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to a broad range of industries in Australia and New Zealand.