MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Zettaset, the leader in secure Big Data management, announced today that it has joined Brocade's Technology Alliance Partner Program, extending the Brocade Big Data ecosystem to include Zettaset Orchestrator™, a distribution-agnostic management platform that automates, accelerates and simplifies Hadoop installation and cluster management for Big Data deployments.

Brocade VDX switches and Brocade VCS Fabric technology bring a new level of scale and performance to Big Data environments, including advanced capabilities to support data center networking requirements 10 years or more into the future. With Zettaset Orchestrator's management layer, Brocade customers can now benefit from enterprise-grade security, performance, and high-availability within their Hadoop cluster environments.

"Zettaset provides a key building block within Brocade's Big Data technology partner ecosystem, enabling companies to easily deploy and manage Hadoop clusters based on Brocade VCS Fabric technology while gaining enterprise-grade security, performance and availability," said Andy Vandeveld, vice president of Global Systems Integrators at Brocade. "With the addition of Zettaset to our technology alliance partner program, we're able to deliver a comprehensive, integrated and simplified data center solution for Hadoop users and our Global System Integrator partners."

In addition to adding Zettaset to its Technology Alliance Partner Program, Brocade also recently participated in Zettaset's $10 million Series B financing round along with HighBar Partners, DFJ and Epic Ventures.

"We're very excited to join forces with Brocade to help enterprise organizations to take full advantage of their Big Data deployments," said Jim Vogt, CEO and president of Zettaset. "Partnering with Brocade enables Zettaset to further extend our reach into the enterprise and deliver a robust, high-performance Hadoop management solution to an even broader audience of Hadoop users."

Zettaset Orchestrator is not a Hadoop distribution, but an enterprise software application which functions as an independent management layer, sitting on top of any Apache Hadoop distribution. The Orchestrator software simplifies Hadoop deployment, eliminates unnecessary dependencies on professional services and reduces Hadoop IT resource requirements. With Zettaset Orchestrator, business units can achieve faster time to value with their Big Data projects.

More information about Zettaset's partnership with Brocade can be found at

About Zettaset
Zettaset is an enterprise software company and the creator of Orchestrator™, an enterprise-ready Hadoop cluster management solution designed for organizations that need a more automated, efficient, and reliable way to structure and manage Big Data. Orchestrator significantly improves Hadoop cluster security, availability and performance, and is designed to manage any Apache-based distribution. Unlike other Big Data approaches that are complex and require significant time and resources to implement, Orchestrator is easy to deploy, enabling faster time to value by eliminating unnecessary dependencies on professional services.