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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Brocade SAN Switch Added to Network Appliance Storage Network Portfolio

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The Brocade SilkWorm family offers the industry's most extensive selection of networked storage connectivity products, ranging from highly available enterprise-class directors to edge switches and management tools. Brocade SilkWorm products are designed to concurrently support multiple hosts and operating systems, enabling multiple servers to connect to multiple storage systems from NetApp as well as other vendors. This flexible product familyfacilitates the consolidation of information onto fewer storage systems for improved management, protection, and availability.

The Brocade SilkWorm 4900 64-port SAN switch is now generally available from NetApp and NetApp channel partners.

About Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Brocade delivers industry-leading platforms, solutions, and services for intelligently connecting, managing, and optimizing IT resources in shared storage environments. The world's premier systems, server, and storageproviders offer the Brocade SilkWorm family of Storage Area Network (SAN)connectivity platforms as the foundation for shared storage in organizations of all sizes. In addition, the Brocade Tapestry(TM) family of ITinfrastructure solutions extends the ability to proactively manage andoptimize application and information resources across the enterprise. UsingBrocade solutions, organizations are better positioned to reduce cost, manage complexity, and satisfy business compliance requirements through optimized use and management of their IT resources. For more information, visit the BrocadeWeb site at or contact the company at

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

SOURCE Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

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