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130 Holger Way

San Jose, CA 95134

United States

Phone: 408-333-8000

Fax: 408-333-8101

ng, firewall, and virtual private network (VPN) functionality, all in a virtualized form factor. The vRouter is designed for multi-tenant public or private cloud environments or for deployment as a virtual edge solution. The company’s Layer 4-7 platforms, including hardware- and software-based Brocade ADX and virtual application delivery controller (vADC) products, are designed for application traffic management and server load balancing, allowing customers to improve the performance of specific applications or improve the performance of a server farm. By combining the Brocade vADC with the Brocade vRouter family, the company delivers Layer 3 through Layer 7 functionality in an integrated virtualized, software form factor. These high-performance data center traffic management systems with network intelligence capabilities allow enterprises and service providers to replace traditional hardware with agile software to build network infrastructures that manage the flow of traffic over extended distances, known as metro area networks and wide area networks. The Brocade Controller provides an open platform for the management of services across a range of underlying physical and virtual network infrastructure, such as switches, routers, firewalls, VPNs, and load balancers. Based on the open source and industry-backed OpenDaylight Project, it provides a tested and commercially supported open source platform that allows users to gradually migrate workloads running on their equipment into an SDN environment. Global Services The company offers a range of consulting and post-contract customer support (PCS) services that help customers in designing, implementing, deploying, and managing advanced networking solutions, as well as support services. In addition to PCS arrangements, the company offers Premier Support, a high-touch, proactive level of support focused on problem avoidance, account management, and accelerated responsiveness. These services address various customer priorities that must be managed during the life cycle of a storage network or data center network. The company’s services might be delivered to end-user customers directly or through partners as a component of a service and support offering. Education and Technical Certification Services The company’s education and training organization delivers technical education and training to partners and their customers on Brocade technology that includes design, implementation, and management solutions. This education and training curriculum is delivered worldwide using various methods, including instructor-led classes, online Web-based training, and ‘live’ virtual classrooms. Brocade University also offers certification on Brocade solutions for IT professionals who have completed certain tests administered by an independent testing organization. The company’s education and training services are made available through its own education facilities and through its worldwide training provider network. Customers For the year ended October 31, 2015, the company’s major OEM customers, EMC Corporation (EMC), International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), each represented 10% or more of the company’s total net revenues, accounting for a combined total of 41% (EMC with 17%, IBM with 12%, and HPE with 12%) of the company’s total net revenues. The company’s OEM customer also includes Oracle Corporation. Acquisitions In March 2015, the company completed its acquisition of Connectem Inc., a privately-held company in the long-term evolution virtual evolved packet core market. The acquired virtual evolved packet core software primarily addresses emerging mobile applications and services, including advanced mobile virtual network operators and enterprise mobile services, such as mobile virtual private networks. In 2014, the company completed its acquisition of the assets of Vistapointe, Inc., an early-stage start-up focused on developing software-based, carrier-grade network visibility and analytics solutions for mobile network operators who are embracing NFV and SDN architectures. Research and Development


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