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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. provides storage area networking (SAN) and Internet protocol networking solutions for businesses and organizations worldwide. It operates through SAN Products, IP Networking Products, and Global Services segments. The SAN Products segment offers infrastructure products and solutions, such as fiber channel SAN backbones, directors, fabrics, and embedded switches that assist customers in the development and delivery of storage and server consolidation, disaster recovery and data security, and compliance issues regarding data management; and fabric extension, switching, and routing solutions. The IP Networking Products segment provides open systems interconnection reference model (OSI) Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches and routers that are designed to connect users in an enterprise network enabling network connectivity, including access to the Internet, network-based communications, and collaboration through unified messaging applications and mobility. This segment also provides converged network products; a portfolio of software- and hardware-based platforms designed for service provider environments, as well as carrier Ethernet products; and OSI Layer 4—7 solutions, which are designed for application traffic management and server load balancing. The Global Services segment offers break/fix maintenance, installation, consulting, network management and software maintenance, and customer support services. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. serves various enterprises and service providers, such as telecommunication firms, cable operators, and mobile carriers. The company markets and sells its products and services to end-user customers directly, as well as through various distribution partners, including original equipment manufacturers, distributors, systems integrators, and value-added resellers. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

4,161 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/19/14
Founded in 1995

brocade communications sys (BCSA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Director, Chairman o...
Total Annual Compensation: $800.0K
Chief Financial Officer and senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $450.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $420.0K
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice Pres...
Total Annual Compensation: $440.0K
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Total Annual Compensation: $400.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

brocade communications sys (BCSA) Key Developments

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Selects Brocade for Next Generation Network Backbone

Shanghai Jiao Tong University has deployed a new 10 Gbps network backbone spanning its five campuses to accommodate the continued growth of data traffic from academic and administrative systems. The new backbone, which runs on powerful switching routers from Brocade, has enabled the university to reduce costs and streamline management by migrating applications that previously ran over separate networks onto a single infrastructure. The Brocade solution also paves the way for SJTU to pursue its interests in Software-Defined Networking, both at an academic level and as a way to support digital campus service innovation. Brocade network engineers worked with SJTU to devise a solution that meet its needs, based around Brocader MLXe Core Routers. The routers are built with a sixth-generation network processor-based architecture and terabit-scale switch fabrics that enable the university to run the backbone at 10 Gbps, with the capability to support 40 and 100 Gbps wire-speed interfaces if and when they are needed. The routers also provide a rich set of high-performance Layer 2/3, IPv4, IPv6, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), wire-speed encryption, and SDN features. MPLS is being used by SJTU to segment the backbone into virtual networks that accommodate different application streams, including campus CCTV and the YiKaTong smart card access system that previously ran on physically separate networks. The Brocade MLX(r) Series enables SDN by supporting the OpenFlow 1.3 protocol that allows communication between an OpenFlow-enabled router and an OpenFlow SDN controller such as the Brocade SDN Controller, which is based on the Linux Foundation's OpenDaylight project. The Brocade devices support OpenFlow Hybrid Port Mode, which allows SJTU to simultaneously deploy traditional routing with OpenFlow on the same port. This unique capability provides a pragmatic path to SDN by supporting the integration of OpenFlow into existing networks, enabling programmatic control offered by SDN for specific flows while the remaining traffic is routed as before.

Masergy Deploys Carrier-Class from Overture, Brocade, Fortinet and Intel

Overture announced that Masergy is the first service provider to deploy carrier-class, pure-play network functions virtualization (NFV) at the edge of the network. Masergy leverages NFV solutions from Overture, Brocade, Fortinet and Intel in a distributed model as part of its ongoing network evolution to gain greater service agility and provide customers with the services they want in real-time. Improved agility leads toward significant revenue upside, as Masergy is now be able to deliver new and advanced premium services quickly and easily.

Brocade Announces New OEM Partnership with Dawning Information Industry Co Ltd

Brocade announced a new OEM partnership with Dawning Information Industry Co Ltd. (Sugon). The partnership is focused on incorporating Brocade(r) VCS(r) Fabric technology with Sugon's data center solutions, specifically for the Chinese market. Sugon will integrate Brocade VDX(r) 6740 Switches, featuring VCS Fabric technology, with its blade server product line - TC6600, as a 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)/16 Gbps Fibre Channel converged network switch module. The embedded switch module in the TC6600 will be named VDX 2741, and is capable of supporting 10 and 40 GbE requirements for cloud computing, big data analysis, and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), as well as supporting 16 Gbps fibre channel requirements for the deployment of high-performance data center networking solutions. To build data center networks with resiliency, efficiency, and simplicity, the VDX 2741 embedded Ethernet fabric switch is a critical component of the Sugon TC6600 blade system in building a radically simplified data center network. Designed specifically for highly virtualized environments, Brocade VCS Fabric technology accelerates application deployment and enables faster Virtual Machine (VM) migrations through zero-touch VM discovery, VM mobility, and VM port configuration migration. Using VCS fabrics, Sugon TC6600 customers can manage dozens of switches as a single logical device, dramatically reducing operational costs. They can also save installation time as new switches provision themselves when they are connected to the fabric. Sugon customers in China will benefit from deploying the integrated solutions that enable innovation-centric, software-enabled networking, providing the agility to scale their infrastructure up, down, and across to support demanding compute models. In particular, the partnership will help customers in the banking and finance, telecommunications and service provider, education, and public sectors, all of whom need to deliver capacity and resources that scale with flexible and open network infrastructures.


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