Brocade Fabric Switches Qualified By IBM

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Brocade(R)) (Nasdaq: BRCD), a Storage Area Networks (SANs)infrastructure vendor, today announced that IBM Corporation has qualified Brocade SilkWorm(R) fabric switches as interoperable with IBM eServer iSeries systems.

“Brocade is pleased to be the first storage networking switch qualified interoperable with IBM eServer iSeries products,” Jack Cuthbert, Brocade vice president of Worldwide Sales, Marketing, and Support Services. “IBM iSeries customers can now take advantage of the business benefits that SANs have to offer. The ability to understand and optimize data movement within the data center and flexibly respond to changing storage needs gives companies a tangible competitive advantage and helps them bring products to market more quickly.”

Brocade SilkWorm fabric switches are also qualified with IBM products including, servers, tape products, disk products, and software, and IBM makes available Brocade SilkWorm 2010, 2040, 2400, and 2800 fabric switches as the networking foundation for IBM SAN solutions.

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