Brocade & reVision Team With DOD

Brocade and reVision to simplify Department of Defense storage consolidation project

September 8, 2007

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Brocade(R)), the world-leading provider of Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity solutions, is partnering with reVision, a Denver-based IT consultancy, to supply the United States Department of Defense (DoD) with advanced engineering services to consolidate data storage among its service agencies for greater resiliency, security, and economy. Brocade Professional Service consultants will be interconnecting the storage infrastructures of the DoD's armed forces and agencies into a Meta SAN storing multiple petabytes (millions of gigabytes) of both administrative and mission-critical command and control data. Featuring an architecture that utilizes over 17,000 ports of Brocade SAN products, the Meta SAN is one of the largest consolidated enterprise storage networks in the world.

Brocade will also provide the DoD with Onsite Engineering Services to help design, consolidate, optimize, and manage their storage infrastructures. Brocade onsite engineers will team with consultants from reVision to help reduce the costs, complexity, and risks of integrating DoD's SANs.

"We collaborated with Brocade Professional Services because the scope of the DoD's storage consolidation demanded industry-best practices and proven skills in building enterprise-class solutions," said Dr. Shawn Landry, Chief Technologist, reVision. "Given the DoD's large port counts, aggregating the SANs of multiple DoD agencies could have been extremely time-consuming and complex without a certified Brocade specialist working with us onsite. By turning to Brocade expertise and services, the DoD is taking a strategic approach to accomplishing its storage goals, which will yield substantial cost-savings for the enterprise."

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.

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