Brocade University is proud to announce that we have just awarded our 25,000th credential from the Certification Program. We wish to congratulate the lucky recipient, Avery Richardson, founder and President of Czar, Inc., a firm dedicated to building profits for its clients through significantly increased systems’ performance, which was created in 2009. His company, based in Houston, Texas, is a principal services supplier through the Brocade Alliance Partner Network and technical consultant for the Hitachi Data Systems GSS Americas Technical Delivery Team, and he has assisted customers in the diverse worlds of finance, oil/gas, local/federal government, health care, aerospace, engineering and education, solving their most pressing challenges. He has specialized in implementing robust and mature software applications and hardware that thoroughly support any organization’s operational needs, now and in the future. His clients have included Sirius XM Radio, Accenture, Nuveen, Exelon, BP International, University of Texas Health and Science Center, NYC Dept. of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Department of Homeland Security, General Dynamics, South Florida Community College, Ernst & Young, HP/Compaq, University of Texas Medical Branch, Grumman Aerospace and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Duke Energy and more.
Avery's magic credential is just one of the many he has earned already, and he plans to work towards becoming a Brocade Distinguished Architect. He is a versatile, widely-recognized storage architecture, converged and security solutions expert with over 15+ years of success managing numerous complex $MM initiatives for Fortune 500/global clients. He possesses an exceptional record of achievement delivering consistently cost-effective, yet secure, disaster recovery/tiered backup solutions across distributed networks and business-critical server database, FICON and virtualized environments. His extensive expertise includes architecture, conceptualizing, planning, designing and deploying high-performance Storage Area Network (SAN) infrastructures.
Meet Avery, and also see how his history with Brocade goes from before 2000 up to the present day.