Networking vendor, Brocade has announced the promotion of its principal architect,
Beckmann's new role will mean that he will be tasked with aligning the company's initiatives and product roadmap, particularly in the areas of SDN and network functions virtualisation (NFV), with the needs of customers in the region.
"Brocade is in a unique position to capture historic industry shifts and opportunities in software networking given its strong support of open networking standards and proven leadership in Ethernet fabrics," said Beckmann.
"I am thrilled to be joining the EMEA organisation at such a pivotal time to be able to help our local customers and partners realise the benefits of this new network paradigm. The Brocade approach will help enterprises and service providers simplify the transition of their networks to drive new levels of business transformation."
Beckmann will continue to serve as the chair of the
Beckmann was a member of the founding team at Rhapsody Networks prior to its acquisition by Brocade in 2003. He also served as a hardware architect at Bay Networks, which later became
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