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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. provides Internet protocol based networking solutions and storage area networking (SAN) solutions to businesses and organizations worldwide. Its Storage Area Networking Products segment offers infrastructure products and solutions, such as fiber channel SAN backbones, directors, fabrics, and embedded switches; host bus adapters; and fabric extension, switching, and routing solutions. The company’s IP Networking Products segment provides open systems interconnection reference model (OSI) Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches and routers that are designed to connect users in an enterprise network enabling network connectivity, such as access to the Internet, network-based communications, and collaboration through unified messaging applications and mobility. This segment also provides OSI Layer 4—7 solutions, which are designed for application traffic management and server load balancing; converged network products; and a portfolio of platforms designed for service provider environments, as well as carrier Ethernet products. The company’s Global Services segment offers break/fix maintenance, installation, consulting, network management and software maintenance, and customer support services. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. serves various enterprises and service providers, such as telecommunication firms, cable operators, and mobile carriers. The company markets and sells its products and services to end-user customers directly, as well as through various distribution partners, including original equipment manufacturers, distributors, systems integrators, and value-added resellers. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

4,143 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/16/13
Founded in 1995

brocade communications sys (BCSA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Director, Chairman o...
Total Annual Compensation: $639.4K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $450.0K
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President o...
Total Annual Compensation: $400.0K
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Fi...
Total Annual Compensation: $265.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Yahoo Japan Corporation Deploys Brocade VCS Fabric for Enterprise-Wide Big Data Initiative

Brocade announced that Yahoo Japan Corporation has completed deployment of a Brocade Ethernet fabric solution as the network foundation for an enterprise-wide big data project. The new Brocade Ethernet fabric is now delivering high-performance data throughput for Apache Hadoop, while cutting operational costs in half compared to the prior infrastructure. Big data is a key strategic initiative at Yahoo Japan. The project was implemented to help the company maintain its innovation leadership in providing Internet services to users. Hadoop is used to analyze vast amounts of information obtained from its portal site and leverages such data for improving the quality of Yahoo Japan's services, as well as creating new services. Hadoop is also used to support e-commerce and to enable millions of daily personalized and relevant content recommendations for the company's user base. At Yahoo Japan, Brocade VDX Ethernet Fabric modular and fixed-port network switches replaced a legacy Spanning Tree Protocol-based network. The new automated network infrastructure connects hundreds of servers supporting thousands of nodes dedicated to supporting Hadoop analysts across the entire enterprise. As the demand and perceived value for big data analysis significantly grew within the organization, Yahoo Japan quickly recognized it needed to build a new, larger Hadoop infrastructure that could be shared across the entire organization. It also became immediately apparent that the legacy network wasn't suitable for the new Hadoop design, because of limitations in data throughput, the inability to easily add capacity and increasing operational complexities that combined to put application performance and availability at risk. Network requirements to support the new Hadoop environment at Yahoo Japan included the ability to scale-out the environment for additional nodes quickly and cost-effectively, and the need to support bursty, high-speed communications between nodes. Following an analysis of alternatives, Yahoo Japan determined that an Ethernet fabric architecture was best suited for their new Hadoop environment to enable simple and flexible expansion, combined with high performance data throughput. After determining the network requirements to best support Hadoop, Yahoo Japan meticulously compared and evaluated several Ethernet fabric solutions for performance, functionality, cost and operational management. Upon completion, the company decided on Brocade(R) VCS(R) Fabric technology and Brocade VDX(R) switches because of the performance, low latency, deep buffers as well as automated deployment and operational simplicity, which saves time by eliminating the need for manual configuration. The newly built, enterprise-wide shared Hadoop network infrastructure consists of multiple clusters with thousands of nodes. High-density Brocade VDX 8770 modular chassis switches are used as aggregation switches that integrate a host of racks to create fabrics between the switches. The VDX chassis are connected to Brocade MLXe core routers using the switches' high bandwidth multi-chassis trunking (MCT) feature. The company has also deployed fixed-port Brocade VDX switches to build fabrics for smaller Hadoop infrastructures used for other projects at Yahoo Japan group companies.

Brocade Appoints Ravi Medikonda as Vice President of the Network Visibility and Analytics Product Group

Brocade announced as part of the transaction, Vistapointe CEO, Ravi Medikonda, has joined Brocade as Vice President of the Network Visibility and Analytics product group.

Chevalier College Deploys Brocade Vcs Fabric and Switching Solutions of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc

Chevalier College deployed Brocade Vcs Fabric and Switching Solutions of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. for 'bring Your Own Device' Network. Following an end-to-end upgrade with Brocade switching infrastructure based on Brocade VCS(r) Fabric technology, Chevalier College, located near Bowral in the NSW Southern Highlands, now has the benefit of a highly automated, scalable, and resilient network. The upgraded network has enabled the College to increase WiFi capacity by 400%, providing more than 1,100 students access to the College campus network from their own mobile devices for the first time. The new network had to meet tight budget requirements while providing a robust core switching platform that would provide a road map for future capacity expansion.


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