From the “It’s all about partners” files:
IBM (NYSE:IBM) does not have its own networking equipment business, but that’s not stopping it from selling networking gear. Today, IBM announced a reseller agreement with Brocade that extend their existing partnership.
IBM already had an OEM deal with Brocade whereby it re-branded and soled Brocade SAN equipment. Under the terms of the new deal IBM will now add four Brocade IP networking product families to its mix.
It’s an interesting deal that some might see as being competitive against Cisco…