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Brocade, IBM Extend Relationship

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade (Nasdaq:BRCD) today announced that IBM will rebrand and sell the Brocade enterprise IP networking family of products through the IBM global sales force and authorized IBM Business Partners.

This original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement complements and extends the existing relationship between Brocade and IBM for storage area networking (SAN) products. Initially, IBM plans to sell the following Brocade IP networking product families under the OEM agreement, with additional products to be added over time. IBM will offer multiple models in each product family:

    Brocade NetIron MLX Series as IBM m-series Ethernet routers

    Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series as IBM c-series Ethernet switches

    Brocade FastIron SX Series as IBM s-series Ethernet switches

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