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Brocade StorageX Eliminates Tape

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD - News), a leader in data center networking solutions that help enterprises connect and manage their information, today announced that Camden Property Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts, is using Brocade StorageX® and the product's file virtualization capabilities to aggregate and automate the management of mission-critical file data generated at its seven remote offices. The Brocade StorageX file data management software eliminates the costs and time required to maintain tape backup systems at remote offices, and is designed to help ensure that the firm meets Sarbanes-Oxley regulations mandating the safekeeping of key business information.

With nearly 200 communities across the U.S. encompassing 70,000 apartment homes, Camden clearly requires effective data backup. The 2,000-employee enterprise, founded in 1982, must preserve files and records, including images of properties, blueprints, leases, and financial and HR data, which it uses to invest in, develop, and operate properties in 13 states. The Houston-based firm must also secure e-mail and other data as required by Sarbanes-Oxley.
"Brocade StorageX is an easy, very cost-effective strategy for efficiently managing file data across distributed sites," said Charles Collins, Network Administrator, Camden Property Trust. "By consolidating file data daily at our data center without manual intervention, we did away with tape solutions at every remote office and the hours employees spent every week to operate them. There's now a single point of ownership for our stored files and we control all of it centrally. By working seamlessly with our Brocade SAN switches, Brocade StorageX provides a superior backup and disaster recovery solution, ensuring the safety of our business data and regulatory compliance."

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.