Brocade bought SBS.
I don’t know how many of you happen to have looked at the resume I had posted – but I spent a couple of years at Strategic Business Systems (www.sbsplanet.com).
I’m not sure what Brocade is hoping to get out of this. SBS doesn’t do sales, and doesn’t even really have any influence in the buying process.
SBS has been a pretty successful company – grown by leaps and bounds. I would never go back to them because they wield their non-compete agreement like a battle-axe and use every opportunity as a chance to hook someone in.
The real problem is that Brocade as a switch manufacturer is on it’s way out. From a 90% install base they really have nowhere to go but down, and Cisco is gaining very quickly.
I’m not a big fan of Brocade. I have a brocade switch in my home SAN not because of any preference, but because they are cheap on Ebay. Their ASIC’s are slow and their licensing is oppressive.
Does this make sense to anyone?