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Brocade Demonstrates Interoperability at Server Blade Summit 2007

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brocade(R) (Nasdaq: BRCD), one of the first storage infrastructure providers to design and ship embedded Storage Area Network (SAN) modules for bladed servers, today announced that it will showcase its expertise in embedded SAN switching and application management at the sixth annual Server Blade Summit on "Blades and Virtualization: The Perfect Marriage." The event runs May 1 to 3 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, California. Brocade, a Silver-level sponsor, will demonstrate Brocade Access Gateway, a solution designed to improve SAN Management, reduce overall storage costs in the data center, and features interoperability between Brocade blade SAN switches and products from other SAN switch and director manufacturers.

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Brocade(R) (Nasdaq: BRCD), one of the first storage infrastructure providers to design and ship embedded Storage Area Network (SAN) modules for bladed servers, today announced that it will showcase its expertise in embedded SAN switching and application management at the sixth annual Server Blade Summit on "Blades and Virtualization: The Perfect Marriage." The event runs May 1 to 3 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, California. Brocade, a Silver-level sponsor, will demonstrate Brocade Access Gateway, a solution designed to improve SAN Management, reduce overall storage costs in the data center, and features interoperability between Brocade blade SAN switches and products from other SAN switch and director manufacturers.

Brocade Access Gateway demonstrations will take place in the Exhibit Hall Booth #704 on Wednesday, May 2, from noon to 6 p.m. and on Thursday, May 3, from noon to 2 p.m.

Brocade executives will also participate in the following breakout sessions during the summit:

Session 200: "Storage Issues" on Tuesday, May 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

Nelson Stewart, Brocade Embedded Switch Product Manager, will speak on "Managing and Protecting in a Virtualized World." Stewart will act as one of four panelist addressing storage issues.

Session 202: "IT Optimization Using Blades – Beyond IT Consolidation" on Wednesday, May 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Nelson Stewart, Brocade Embedded Switch Product Manager, will present the benefits of using blades, virtualization, and SANs.

"Blades and Virtualization – Transforming Enterprise Computing", Beer and Pizza Shootout/Executive Panel on Wednesday, May 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Nelson Stewart, Brocade Embedded Switch Product Manager, will participate in the discussion along with six other panelists.

More information on Server Blade Summit 2007 can be found at http://www.serverbladesummit.com.

About Brocade

Brocade is the leading provider of networked storage solutions that help organizations connect, share, and manage their information. Organizations that use Brocade products and services are better able to optimize their IT infrastructures and ensure compliant data management. For more information, visit the Brocade Web site at http://www.brocade.com or contact the company at info@brocade.com.

NOTE: Brocade, the Brocade B-weave logo, Fabric OS, File Lifecycle Manager, MyView, Secure Fabric OS, SilkWorm, and StorageX are registered trademarks and the Brocade B-wing symbol and Tapestry are trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. FICON is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of, and are used to identify, products or services of their respective owners.

SOURCE Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

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