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Brocade Adds HP to DCX Portfolio

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD - News), a leader in data center networking solutions that help enterprises connect and manage their information, today announced at Technology@Work Barcelona the addition of the Brocade DCX(TM) Backbone to the HP portfolio of storage solutions beginning March 31. The Brocade DCX Backbone will offer extremely high performance, scalability, and efficiency in the data center while enabling higher levels of consolidation and cost savings along with lower deployment and operational risk.

The Brocade DCX Backbone plays a key role in delivering on the Brocade Data Center Fabric (DCF) architecture, which provides customers with a low risk way to evolve their data center infrastructures for maximum performance, flexibility, and investment protection, while enabling important industry trends such as server virtualization and green data centers.

"The Brocade DCX Backbone is an excellent consolidation platform for HP/Brocade customers looking to implement server virtualization and gain greater performance, scalability and cost savings from their existing data center networking investments," said Ian Whiting, Vice President and General Manager of the Brocade Data Center Infrastructure Division. "The Brocade DCX Backbone is interoperable with existing architectures and supports both developing and established protocols, including Fibre Channel, Converged Enhanced Ethernet, and iSCSI."

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.