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Brocade Showcases Data Center Fabric and Virtualization Best Practices at IDC Forums

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brocade(R) (Nasdaq: BRCD), the leading provider of data center networking solutions that help enterprises connect and manage their information, today announced that it will discuss advanced data center solutions during two IDC Forums next week in New York:

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Brocade(R) (Nasdaq: BRCD), the leading provider of data center networking solutions that help enterprises connect and manage their information, today announced that it will discuss advanced data center solutions during two IDC Forums next week in New York:

— Brocade Solutioneer Rami Douenias will present Data Center Fabric: An Architecture for Consolidation, Optimization, Compliance, and Continuity at 1:30 EDT, Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at IDC's Enterprise Data Center Forum East at the New York Marriott Financial Center. — Brocade Servers Division Director of Product Marketing Harry Petty will present Data Center Fabric Requirements in the Virtualized World at 1:30 PDT, Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at the IDC Virtualization Forum East at the New York Marriott Financial Center.

The IDC Enterprise Data Center Forum offers actionable advice for raising awareness and preparing for the ongoing changes in technology components-including blades, virtualization, and multi-core design-and business processes, as well as the change management requirements for staffing and operating the data center of the future.

The agenda will explore both architectural and infrastructure considerations, including real estate; power and cooling; energy efficiency; physical and digital security; "green" technologies; regulatory requirements; and outsourcing.

Additional topics will include managing across virtual and physical environments and creating a unified virtual environment across server, storage, I/O, and client environments. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the tools and processes being used to manage, control, and optimize their IT infrastructures while maximizing their virtualization investments.

In addition, the agenda will explore the impact of emerging technologies on client, storage, and I/O virtualization; backup and disaster recovery; and software appliances. It will also provide an in-depth look at next-generation technology offerings.

For more information on the conference, please visit http://www.idc.com.

About Brocade

Brocade is a leading provider of data center networking solutions that help organizations connect, share, and manage their information in the most efficient manner. 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.

Brocade, Fabric OS, File Lifecycle Manager, MyView, and StorageX are registered trademarks and the Brocade B-wing symbol, DCX, and SAN Health are trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or in 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

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