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Storage Firms Join Relief Effort

Brocade, Cisco, CA, EMC, StorageTek, and Veritas are among those pitching in to help in South Asia

Several storage and IT suppliers have organized support for disaster relief in South Asia.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD), Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) (NYSE: CA), Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC), Storage Technology Corp. (StorageTek) (NYSE: STK), and Veritas Software Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTS) are among a handful of technology firms with projects underway to send funds to the devastated regions (see CA Donates $200K for Tsunami Relief and Cisco Sends Quake Relief).

Brocade has launched a Tsunami Disaster Relief program, in which the company is matching employee donations up to $150,000 to The American Red Cross and Unicef.

CA has donated $200,000 to UNICEF, and the company is matching two dollars for every dollar contributed by employees, via the company's gifting program.

Cisco has donated $1 million as a company and also plans to match employee donations of at least $1 million with a corresponding $1 million from its philanthropic investment division, the Cisco Foundation. Cisco's press release says employees have contributed $460,000 so far.

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