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Storage Firms Join Relief Effort

Several storage and IT suppliers have organized support for disaster relief in South Asia.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD), Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) (NYSE: CA), Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC), Storage Technology Corp. (StorageTek) (NYSE: STK), and Veritas Software Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTS) are among a handful of technology firms with projects underway to send funds to the devastated regions (see CA Donates $200K for Tsunami Relief and Cisco Sends Quake Relief).

Brocade has launched a Tsunami Disaster Relief program, in which the company is matching employee donations up to $150,000 to The American Red Cross and Unicef.

CA has donated $200,000 to UNICEF, and the company is matching two dollars for every dollar contributed by employees, via the company's gifting program.

Cisco has donated $1 million as a company and also plans to match employee donations of at least $1 million with a corresponding $1 million from its philanthropic investment division, the Cisco Foundation. Cisco's press release says employees have contributed $460,000 so far.

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