Brocade Adds HBAs

Brocade empowers channel partners with new Host Bus Adapters for end-to-end SAN solutions

September 17, 2007

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade(R) (Nasdaq: BRCD), the leader in networked storage solutions that help enterprises connect and manage their information, today announced that its channel partners are now offering complete end-to-end SAN solutions featuring new Brocade Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) to complement Brocade's industry-leading SAN switches. The recent launch of the new Brocade HBAs provides Brocade channel partners a unique advantage and a single-vendor solution for simpler and more reliable storage area network (SAN).

"Brocade is dedicated to providing the best solutions for our channel partners to deliver to their customers," said Tony Craythorne, director of worldwide channel sales, Brocade. "Our new server connectivity products work exceptionally well with Brocade SAN switches and enable resellers to deliver greater levels of simplicity, reliability and performance for customers looking to optimize their applications and storage."

Brocade's new Fibre Channel HBAs are used to connect servers to storage and other data center network resources, enabling greater flexibility and more centralized resource management -- both of which contribute to lower costs. Distributors and resellers will further benefit from newly implemented Brocade partner programs, education, sales tools, service and support offerings, and joint marketing campaigns designed to make it easier to sell and implement total Brocade SAN solutions.

"Customers are asking for more of an end-to-end solution and simpler management with a single point of contact," said Janet Waxman, vice president of Hardware Channels and Alliances, IDC. "Brocade is addressing this and doing so through partnerships that can take advantage of the company's technology solutions."

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.

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