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130 Holger Way

San Jose, CA 95134

United States

Phone: 408-333-8000

Fax: 408-333-8101

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. supplies networking equipment and software, including Storage Area Networking (SAN) solutions and Internet Protocol (IP) networking solutions for data centers and other networking connectivity in businesses and organizations. The company offers a line of high-performance networking hardware and software products, as well as services that enable businesses and organizations to make their networks and data centers adaptable to the changing demands of new network traffic patterns and volume. Its products and services are focused on meeting the requirements of data center infrastructure and applications. The company’s products have been designed to enable customers to deploy data center architectures and technologies, including virtualization, cloud computing, software-defined networking (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The company’s products and services are marketed, sold and supported worldwide to end-user customers through distribution partners, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, systems integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and directly to end users. Products and Services SAN Products Customers use the company’s Fibre Channel (FC) protocol based networking products to build storage area networks within their data center environments. The company’s products and services assist customers in the development and delivery of storage and server consolidation, disaster recovery, data security, and in meeting compliance requirements regarding data management. Its products are generally used in conjunction with servers and storage subsystems, SAN interconnection components, and server and storage management software applications and tools. By utilizing shared storage, or networked storage solutions, organizations of all types and sizes can share and consolidate server and storage resources, centralize and simplify data management, scale and provision storage resources, and improve application efficiency. The company’s family of FC SAN backbones, directors, and fabric/embedded switches provides interconnection, bandwidth, and high-speed switching between servers and storage devices. Product models range from entry-level 8-port fabric switches to 512-port directors in a single chassis. The company offers various FC fabric extension, switching and routing solutions that are designed to connect two or more data centers over long distances to enhance business continuity and disaster recovery. Its FC fabric extension solutions support FC SAN extension, mainframe extension (Fibre Connectivity), as well as other multiprotocol switching and routing technologies, including optical, asynchronous transfer mode, and IP networks. The company offers high-speed, highly reliable hardware, in both modular and fixed-switch form factors, that provides fabric-based encryption and compression services. Brocade Fabric Vision is a main element of its fifth generation (Gen 5) industry standard FC products, which offer 64 gigabits per second (Gbps) interchassis bandwidth, 16 Gbps port level performance, and deliver higher levels of scalability and advanced capabilities in network management and diagnostics. The company delivers products and solutions based on the sixth generation (Gen 6) of FC technology that would offer 32 Gbps performance at the port level and 128 Gbps interchassis bandwidth. IP Networking Products—A portfolio of both software and hardware-based data networking offerings The company’s IP networking products are designed to connect users over private and public networks, including local area, metro, and within and across global data centers. The Brocade ICX family of Layer 2 and Layer 3 IP networking switches provides task automation, reduces operational costs, and enables scalable growth for new applications and services. The company’s Layer 2 and Layer 3 IP networking products are designed to simplify the physical infrastructure of the network. The company refers to a specific set of these switches and software as ‘Ethernet fabric’ solutions delivered through the company’s family of Brocade VDX Data Center

 

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