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130 Holger Way

San Jose, CA 95134

United States

Phone: 408-333-8000

Fax: 408-333-8101

Switches. The Brocade VDX family of switches, with Brocade Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS) or Brocade VCS Fabric technology, provides enterprise agility through automated, zero-touch Virtual Machine (VM) discovery, configuration, and mobility. The company offers a series of Brocade VDX fixed-port switches, as well as a modular switch, the Brocade VDX 8770, that deliver scalable performance, port density, and functionality that can be combined and configured to address each customer’s needs. The company also offers a set of IP routing products through its Brocade MLX, MLXe, CES, and CER families that are designed to handle network traffic within and across service provider networks, as well as data center and large enterprise networks. The company is also focused on helping large enterprise, data center, and service providers fundamentally change their business. The Brocade Vyatta 5400 vRouter and Vyatta 5600 vRouter provide advanced routing, firewall, and virtual private network (VPN) functionality from the OSI model, but in a virtualized form factor. The company’s OSI Layer 4-7 platforms, including hardware- and software-based Brocade ADX and vADX products, 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. The Brocade Vyatta Controller provides an open platform for the scalable management of end-to-end services across a range of underlying physical and virtual network infrastructure, such as switches, routers, firewalls, VPNs, and load balancers. Global Services The company offers a range of consulting and post-contract customer support (PCS) that assist customers in designing, implementing, deploying, and managing advanced networking solutions, as well as support services. These services address customer priorities that must be managed during the life cycle of a storage network or data center network. Education and Technical Certification Services The company’s education and training organization delivers technical education and training to partners and their customers on Brocade technology that includes design, implementation, and management solutions. This education and training curriculum is delivered worldwide using various methods, including instructor-led classes, online Web-based training, and ‘live’ virtual classrooms. Brocade University also offers certification on Brocade solutions for IT professionals who have completed certain tests administered by an independent testing organization. Customers As of November 1, 2014, the company’s OEM customers are EMC Corporation; Hewlett-Packard Company; and International Business Machines Corporation, each represented 10% or more of the company’s total net revenues. Intellectual Property As of November 1, 2014, the company had 550 patents in the United States and 22 patents in various foreign countries (based on certain U.S. patents or patent applications) that are in force, and had approximately 285 patent applications pending in the United States and approximately 45 patent applications pending in various foreign countries (based on certain U.S. patents or patent applications). Seasonality Historically, the company’s SAN product revenue in the first and fourth fiscal quarters is stronger than revenue in the second and third fiscal quarters. Historically, its IP networking products revenue is strongest in the fourth fiscal quarter while revenue in the first fiscal quarter is weakest, driven primarily by the seasonality of the company’s federal business revenue. Research and Development As of November 1, 2014, the company’s research and development expenses totaled $345.5 million. Significant Events In 2014, the company acquired Vistapointe, Inc., an early-stage start-up focused on developing software-based, carrier-grade network visibility and analytics solutions for mobile network operators who are embracing NFV and SDN architectures. Competition The company competes with other IP networking companies, such as Alcatel-Lucent; Arista Networks, Inc.; Avaya Inc.; Dell I

 

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