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Brocade Offers SAN Interop

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade(R) (Nasdaq: BRCD), the leader in networked storage solutions that help enterprises connect and manage their information, today introduced new capabilities that enable interoperability between Brocade blade server SAN switches and products from other SAN switch and director manufacturers. The new feature, known as Brocade Access Gateway, is the first solution that fulfills Brocade's commitment to deliver interoperability between Brocade switches and the large installed base of McDATA SANs. Brocade Access Gateway will be available on Brocade bladed SAN switches from HP, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens; these new capabilities add further value to blade server environments by improving SAN management and reducing ownership costs.

"As firms increasingly turn to bladed systems, Brocade continues to provide innovations that ease connectivity of bladed servers to network storage," said Tom Buiocchi, Brocade Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. "Our new Access Gateway capabilities will allow companies to deploy bladed server solutions with unprecedented simplicity, scalability, and interoperability."

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.