Brocade Intros Free File Service

Brocade announces free enterprise-class utility and assessment program for managing distributed file environments

June 10, 2008

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade(R) (Nasdaq: BRCD), the leader in data center networking solutions that help enterprises connect and manage their information, today announced a free downloadable utility and related assessment program to help customers address the explosive growth of file data stored across their distributed networks. Professionally developed and tested, Brocade File Insight is a reporting utility for Microsoft Windows administrators in charge of managing distributed file environments using Server Message Block (SMB)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocols.

File Insight was designed as an enterprise-class tool that provides a quick and simple way for administrators to obtain an overview of Windows file data by collecting file metadata and producing meaningful reports on file age, size, type, and other useful statistics gathered across a company's diverse and distributed file storage environment. According to industry research, a typical large enterprise might hold 70 to 80 percent of that organization's data in remote and distributed branch offices, adding to management complexity.

Brocade File Insight differs from operating system tools in that it is able to report across heterogeneous SMB/CIFS-based storage environments. In addition, the utility is lightweight, easy to use, non-intrusive, and able to scan hundreds of thousands of files in just minutes. It is available now as both a self-assessment utility and as part of a streamlined Brocade File Insight Value Assessment engagement.

"We're seeing companies of all sizes drowning in file data, with annual growth rates over 60 percent, and they need a way to quickly assess their file storage problems and opportunities across a mix of Windows shares and NAS devices," said Truls Myklebust, Senior Director, Brocade Files Product Marketing. "Brocade File Insight provides comprehensive file environment reports, and it helps IT administrators make decisions regarding deploying file management solutions as a way to optimize resources and automate ongoing file management tasks."

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.

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