JOPLIN, Mo., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zfere North America, Inc. announced today that it has selected Brocade as a strategic partner for network hardware from Zfere's transport network to its computation network. "We have reviewed Brocade's capabilities over the last year and believe that they represent the right choice for facilitation of our long term projects," comments Matt Fussell, Zfere North America's Platform Manager. "Brocade provides us with the peace of mind we require in our rapidly expanding environment." Steve Vanderbol, CEO of Zfere Holdings commented, "Zfere is recognized for specific design standards which brings substantial value to our innovative social commerce platform. Early on we recognized that Brocade had a similar vision of what 'the cloud' should be and considering 100 GbE minimums, naming them as a strategic partner only makes sense." As a Strategic Partner, Brocade will supply Zfere with next generation cloud computing infrastructure leveraging Brocade Fabric Technologies and 100 GB Ethernet portfolio. About Zfere's Platform Zfere's social commerce platform ( http://www.zfere.com ) features tactile technology which enables a user to simply "touch to find" any product, good or service available at a local level from any picture, movie or IPTV content viewed within the integrated media player or social media console. The platform also allows seamless interaction with up to sixteen social media networks through a single interface on any mobile device currently running the Android or Apple mobile operating systems. The company integrates several mobile technologies and manages a peer to peer bandwidth sharing network as well as personal data cloud services for its members in addition to a comprehensive business management and marketing suite geared towards small to medium sized businesses. The company projects complete infrastructure deployment and products availability to all US Markets before the end of the year. About Zfere Zfere North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Zfere Holdings Inc., tasked with deployment, management and operation of the North American social commerce platform operates its own fiber optic backbone and is expanding its computation infrastructure. Currently, the company is completing durability testing in several US Markets as part of its deployment strategy.