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Brocade Acquires SBS

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade(R) (Nasdaq: BRCD), the leading provider of data center networking solutions that help enterprises connect and manage their information, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Strategic Business Systems (SBS), a privately held provider of IT professional services for medium-size and large enterprises in both the commercial and federal government sectors.

Founded in 2000, and headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, SBS is a leading provider of data center-focused professional services and has established partnerships with many of the industry's largest providers of IT systems. SBS has a team of skilled consultants who provide technical expertise across a wide range of professional services practices, including storage, servers, security, networking, and virtualization services that address the requirements of enterprise data centers.

"The data center is evolving at unprecedented rates and customers are asking us to provide more services that solve real-world business challenges. SBS's team of skilled professionals and comprehensive portfolio of service methodologies will enable us to offer an expanded line of services that address the challenges of our customers' rapidly evolving data centers," said Michael Klayko, Brocade CEO.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.