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Brocade Adds Switch, Support

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade(R) (NASDAQ:BRCD), today announced new products and solutions that continue to fulfill the company's commitment of providing investment protection and extension for customers with existing McDATA storage networks. These solutions will deliver new capabilities to the installed customer base of both Brocade and McDATA SAN solutions, while maintaining interoperability and compatibility with existing equipment. The announcements include:

*The new Brocade 5000 Switch, which combines up to 32 ports of
industry-leading 4 Gbit/sec performance with high availability and Ports
on Demand capabilities to support mission-critical SANs that are based on
either Brocade or traditional McDATA technology.

*An enhanced version of Brocade SAN Health Professional that supports SAN
fabrics containing McDATA products. SAN Health is the industry's most
widely used SAN management application, and the latest release of the
popular tool includes new change management capabilities along with
support for traditional McDATA products.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.