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130 Holger Way

San Jose, CA 95134

United States

Phone: 408-333-8000

Fax: 408-333-8101

across global data centers. It offers various platforms to allow customers to design a network to meet their needs, including the Brocade ICX, FCX and VDX product families. Brocade’s Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model (OSI) Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switches provide delivery of the intelligence, speed and manageability required to support the increasing use of virtualized, cloud-based applications. The company’s Layer 2 and Layer 3 IP networking products are designed to simplify the physical infrastructure of the network. The company delivers Ethernet fabric capabilities through its family of Brocade VDX Data Center Switches, which began shipping in 2011. The Brocade VDX family of switches, with Brocade Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS) or VCS Fabric technology, provides enterprise agility through automated, zero-touch Virtual Machine (VM) discovery, configuration, and mobility. The company offers a series of VDX fixed-port switches, as well as a modular switch, the Brocade VDX 8770, that deliver differing levels of performance, port density and functionality that customers may choose based on their needs. The company also offers a set of IP routing products through its MLX, MLXe, CES, CER and XMR families that are designed to handle network traffic within and across service provider networks, as well as data center and large enterprise networks. These IP routing products also provide network telemetry and analytics to help mobile service providers to extract key insights from their networks. IP Networking Products—Application Delivery Products (ADP) The company’s OSI Layer 4-7 platforms, including the Brocade ADX Series family of ADPs, are designed for application traffic management and server load balancing, allowing customers to improve the performance of specific applications or improve the performance of a server farm. These high-performance data center traffic management systems with network intelligence capabilities allow enterprises and service providers to build reliable network infrastructures that manage the flow of traffic over extended distances, known as metro area networks and wide area networks. Global Services The company offers a range of consulting and support services that assist customers in designing, implementing, deploying and managing advanced networking solutions, as well as post-contract customer support (PCS). Education and Technical Certification Services The company’s education and training organization delivers technical education and training to its partners and their customers on Brocade technology that encompasses design, implementation and management solutions. This education and training curriculum is delivered worldwide using diverse methodologies, which include instructor-led classes and an online Web-based training portfolio, as well as a ‘live’ virtual classroom capability. The Brocade University also offers certification on Brocade solutions for IT professionals who have completed certain tests administered by an independent testing organization. The certification program is designed to measure the knowledge and proficiency of IT professionals in Brocade data center and data management solutions and technologies, and to help ensure that the company’s customers receive customer service and support. The company’s education and training services are made available through its own education facilities and through its worldwide training provider network. Distribution Channels The company’s products and services are marketed, sold and supported worldwide to end-user customers through distribution partners, including OEMs, distributors, systems integrators, VARs, and directly to end users by the Brocade sales force. Customers The company’s major OEM customers include EMC Corporation (EMC), Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). In addition to OEMs, the company’s SAN routes-to-market include distributors, direct to end users, global systems integrators and VARs and the OEM channel. Research and Development As of October 26, 2013, the company’s research and development expenses totaled $378.5


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