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Brocade Extends Backbone Switching Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade(R) (Nasdaq:BRCD) today announced the introduction of the Brocade DCX-4S Backbone, a multipurpose core and edge network switching platform designed to facilitate server, storage area network (SAN), and data center consolidation while helping to reduce infrastructure and administrative costs for IT environments.

Following the introduction of the industry-leading 384-port 8 Gbit/sec Brocade DCX(R) Backbone in 2008, the new Brocade DCX-4S Backbone scales to 192 ports at up to full 8 Gbit/sec speed through its four modular blade slots and leverages the same breakthrough technology as the larger model to deliver industry-leading performance, scalability, and energy efficiency. The Brocade DCX Backbone family was designed to address the data growth and application demands of evolving enterprise data centers.

"Leveraging the DCX Backbone portfolio is essential to the evolution of our data center architecture which will allow us to achieve new levels of performance and energy efficiency while ensuring the ability to continuously implement advanced features and functionality to leap-frog our competition," stated Gary Oberg, vice president of technical operations at Applied Discovery, a top provider of end-to-end e-discovery solutions.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.