Brocade Distinguished with Multiple Best-of-Show Grand Prix Awards at Interop Tokyo 2011

With intense competition and more than 130,000 attendees at Interop Tokyo 2011, Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) won top distinction for its industry leading Brocade MLXe core router and Brocade VDX Data Center Switch.

The Brocade MLXe Series router was selected from more than 300 highly competitive networking solutions for the Special Prize: Infrastructure Building Products and Grand Prix: ShowNet Product Section. Additionally, the Brocade VDX Ethernet fabric switch also won the Grand Prix: People’s Choice for the show.

The Interop Best of Show awards were created to help network architects and administrators shorten the evaluation process in assessing new technology products. By identifying innovative new products at Interop, the awards assist network decision makers by highlighting solutions that will maximize the business value of their IT infrastructures. The Interop People’s Choice Award is selected over the course of the three day event where attendees cast their vote for the product and solution they deem as most innovative.

“We are honored to be recognized for multiple awards at Interop Tokyo,” said John McHugh, chief marketing officer for Brocade. “The selection of Brocade for Best of Show award demonstrates our leadership in delivering comprehensive networking solutions to the world's most demanding enterprise and service provider customers. Brocade’s MLXe and VDX networking solutions provide the necessary foundation to transition customers to a world where information and applications are available anywhere.”

The flagship Brocade MLXe core router, part of the Brocade MLX Series routers, is designed to enable cloud-optimized networks by providing industry-leading 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 10 GbE, and GbE wire-speed density; rich routing capabilities like IPv4/IPv6, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet.

Built with a state-of-the-art, sixth-generation architecture and terabit-scale switch fabrics; the Brocade MLX Series has a proven heritage with nearly 10,000 deployed worldwide. By leveraging the Brocade MLX Series, mission-critical data centers can support more traffic, achieve greater virtualization, and provide high-value cloud-based services using less infrastructure—thereby simplifying operations and reducing costs.

The Brocade VDX Data Center Switches are specifically designed to improve network utilization, maximize application availability, increase scalability, and dramatically simplify network architecture in virtualized data centers. By leveraging Brocade VCS technology, the Brocade VDX builds data center Ethernet fabrics—revolutionizing the design of Layer 2 networks and providing an intelligent foundation for cloud computing. Whether organizations want to enhance their classic hierarchical network architectures, deploy flatter scale-out fabrics for virtualized data centers, or converge networks, the Brocade VDX delivers the innovative technology to enhance and simplify their networks.

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