MEDIA ALERT: Brocade Empowers The On-Demand Data Center Network at Gartner Data Center Conference 2012


SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) - Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD)
WHO:
As a leader in data center networking, Brocade is empowering The On-Demand Data Center™ through its leadership in Ethernet and Fibre Channel fabrics and core routing -- as well as innovations in Software-Defined Networking (SDN) -- to deliver the world's most automated, efficient, agile and scalable networks. Together, these Brocade technologies deliver:

  • New levels of automation that streamline network capacity deployment
  • Dramatic improvements in efficiency and resource utilization compared to legacy network topologies and protocols
  • Higher performance and scalability for massive network capacity growth
  • Greater agility to deploy network services in both virtual and physical form factors

WHAT:
At the Gartner Data Center Conference 2012, Brocade will demonstrate how its fabric-based Ethernet and Fibre Channel networking solutions enable The On-Demand Data Center. Conference activities will include:

  • Build Your Own Ethernet Fabric: Attendees will experience the ease of building an Ethernet fabric based on Brocade® VCS® Fabric technology using a pair of Brocade VDX® switches.
  • The Network Matters for Storage: Join the discussion with Brocade and industry leaders about why Fibre Channel and Ethernet fabrics are the ideal network infrastructure for enterprise storage. Click here for additional information.
  • Building the Scalable Data Center: Brocade customers will explain how a scalable, fabric-based networking architecture improves automation, efficiency and agility in a discussion moderated by Jason Nolet, vice president of the Data Center Networking Group at Brocade. Attendees will hear about actual use cases from the following customers:
    • Ajubeo: CTO Tom Witcomb will describe how deploying a production network featuring Brocade VCS Fabric technology has improved the company's ability to provide high-performance, enterprise-class virtual private data centers and cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
    • Company 3: Director of Engineering William Beaudin will describe how his company's upgrade to an Ethernet fabric infrastructure has improved performance and resiliency to better deliver high-end video post-production services.

WHERE:
Brocade Booth #412 at Gartner Data Center Conference 2012
Venetian Hotel (Sands Conference Center)
Las Vegas

Building the Scalable Data Center
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1:45 - 2:45 pm
Venetian Ballroom G

WHEN:
December 3 - 6, 2012

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About Brocade
Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. (www.brocade.com)

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CONTACTS
Brocade Analyst/Media Relations
Emory Epperson
Tel: 408.333.0429
eepperso@brocade.com

Brocade Investor Relations
Rob Eggers
Tel: 408.333.8797
reggers@brocade.com