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Brocade to form joint venture with HTII in China

Adrian M. Reodique | June 20, 2016
The joint venture is 51 percent owned by HTII and 49 percent owned by Brocade.

Networking solutions company Brocade has signed a joint venture agreement with Guiyang High-Tech Industrial Investment Group Co., Ltd (HTII) to establish Guizhou Huiling Technology Co., Ltd. (GHTC) in China.

"As Brocade continues to expand our investments in high-growth markets such as China, partnerships with innovative local government entities are critical. Guiyang is not only a place of beauty, it also offers a great environment for investment and industry development. The city government and the High-Tech Zone Committee have provided vigorous support to Brocade's investment, which provides us with much confidence for the future," said Ken Cheng, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President in Corporate Development and Emerging Business of Brocade.

The GHTC combines the data centre networking solutions of Brocade with big data leadership and innovation of HTII to help customers modernise their networks into platforms for business innovation. The joint venture is 51 percent owned by HTII and 49 percent owned by Brocade.

The GHTC will also deliver Brocade IP networking solutions and services which include switches, routers, and storage networking infrastructure to the local government and to state-owned organisations, universities, and enterprises.

Additionally, it will support local research and development (R&D) efforts and will collaborate with the local government and its partners as well as Brocade to develop high-tech talent in the region.

The GHTC will become a member of the Guizhou Big Data Industry Alliance for technology transfer and deployment. The joint venture will also play a crucial role in the development of the Guizhou Network Virtualisation Research and Training Centre as it capitalise on New IP networking solutions of Brocade.

The Guizhou Network Virtualisation Research and Training Centre will provide local R&D support to customers and virtualisation training for universities and enterprises. Meanwhile, the GHTC plans to offer Brocade certification programmes to help develop talents. 


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