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Brocade Enhances SAN, FAN

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade(R) (Nasdaq: BRCD), the leader in networked storage solutions that help enterprises connect and manage their information, today announced a wide range of new product and service enhancements that enable greater efficiencies in enterprise data centers and branch offices. The new capabilities address customer challenges in the areas of performance, data protection, and virtualization, and span the company's Storage Area Network (SAN), File Area Network (FAN), and Professional Services offerings.

"Brocade continues to demonstrate its dedication to rapid innovation and to delivering technologies and solutions that offer new levels of efficiencies for data management," said Brad O'Neill, Senior Analyst with Taneja Group. "As the next-generation data center evolves, Brocade is addressing the needs for scalable and high-performance connectivity, simple yet comprehensive management, and absolute investment protection. The company continues to prove that it understands the customer and that it is on the right track to deliver the right solutions for its customer base."

"Today's announcements represent another step forward and proof point that Brocade is executing on its product roadmap and next-generation data center fabric strategy," said Tom Buiocchi, Brocade Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. "As enterprise data continues to grow, customers are asking for innovations to drive higher efficiencies, and our announcements today all contribute to that goal."

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.