Brocade Awarded Networking Quality Assurance and Certification for Rackspace Private Cloud

Brocade Awarded Networking Quality Assurance and Certification for Rackspace 
Private Cloud 
Rackspace Private Cloud Solutions Help Companies Easily Transition to
Private Cloud With OpenStack 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 --  Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD)
today announced that it is the first major networking provider to
achieve the much anticipated quality assurance and certification for
Rackspace Private Cloud. The Brocade(R) VDX(R) switch with VCS(R)
Fabric technology underwent a rigorous validation process for
compatibility and interoperability so that customers using Rackspace
Private Cloud Software with OpenStack can more easily implement a
reliable and flexible private cloud solution. As a part of The
Rackspace Open Cloud(TM) platform, the company launched the Rackspace
Private Cloud Software in August 2012, with thousands of
organizations in more than 125 countries around the world downloading
the product. 
Customers that purchase a Rackspace Private Cloud certified solution
gain the immediate benefits of a smooth transition with the
best-suited technologies. The close collaboration between Rackspace
and Brocade helps deliver a flexible, resilient and scalable solution
that will help address the growing demands of private cloud
infrastructures. Private cloud solutions are ideal for enterprises
with mission-critical data networking or regulatory requirements in
growing vertical markets such as education, healthcare and the public
"Brocade is a leading networking provider and I am very pleased that
their solutions have achieved the certification status for Rackspace
Private Cloud. Brocade has a long standing relationship with
Rackspace and this certification is a natural next step," said Paul
Rad, vice president, private cloud, Rackspace. 
"Ethernet fabric adoption has now reached critical mass and our
enterprise and service provider customers are reaping the benefits of
Brocade VCS Fabric technology as part of their cloud-based
architectures. This certification from Rackspace is validation that
the Brocade VDX switch family with VCS Fabric technology is perfectly
designed to deliver the automation, reliability and agility expected
by Rackspace and their customers," said Jason Nolet, vice president
of Data Center Networking, Brocade. 
Brocade, along with OpenStack, which was cofounded by Rackspace and
NASA, delivers the benefits of open and interoperable cloud
architectures. A member of the OpenStack community since 2011,
Brocade has embraced this open source cloud platform as part of its
cloud architecture strategy and is optimizing its networking
solutions for OpenStack. 
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