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Brocade Partners for 5G, New IP, and Open Mobile Networking

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade announced new technology partnerships in its open mobile networking ecosystem that will accelerate the development of New IP solutions and prepare mobile operators with an open network for the demands of 5G. Brocade's new partnerships enable solutions that leverage software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and mobile edge computing (MEC) to help mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) innovate faster, improve service agility, and identify new revenue streams.

New SDN and NFV Partners
Brocade and Coriant are working together to deliver virtualized mobile networking-as-a-service for enterprise bandwidth-on-demand provisioning as well as multidomain programmability and control via a web-based service portal. This collaboration enables capabilities such as mobile network slicing.

Brocade and Rift.io are also working together on network-intelligent and proximity-aware orchestration to help mobile operators deploy virtual network function (VNF) capabilities in data centers and in the right virtual location within the mobile network.

In addition, Brocade is collaborating with MetaSwitch and Openet to deliver pre-integrated NFV solutions that can be deployed immediately. These validated solutions provide MNOs and MVNOs an easier way to implement NFV without requiring forklift infrastructure upgrades. Specifically, Brocade and MetaSwitch are building a complete virtual IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) Voice over LTE (VoLTE) solution. Brocade and Openet are collaborating to provide MVNOs and mobile virtual network enablers (MVNEs) with machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

New Mobile Edge Computing Partners
MEC provides the infrastructure to deliver applications, network services, and content from the edge of the mobile network. Based on the industry-leading Brocade vRouter, Brocade offers mobile edge virtual infrastructure capabilities that integrate routing, IPsec termination, and network firewall functions with the virtualization infrastructure in the host operating system.

Applications from PeerApp, Saguna, and Vasona enhance the Brocade mobile edge virtual infrastructure capabilities in the areas of video serving and optimization; video caching; network visualization and analytics; network optimization; and VoLTE local routing. By leveraging Brocade mobile edge virtual infrastructure capabilities, MNOs and MVNOs can capture new revenue by extending the cloud to the edge of the mobile network.

Network Visibility and Wireless Networking
The Brocade open mobile networking ecosystem also includes partners that extend the company's solutions for network visibility and wireless networking. Network visibility partners include Avvasi, EMC, Guavus, and Viavi. Wireless networking partners include Aerohive, Aruba, and Ruckus.

Brocade also continues to work with its existing global alliance, channel, and systems integrator partners to bring mobile solutions to market. Brocade and its open mobile networking partners will demonstrate joint solutions at Mobile World Congress, February 22 to 25, 2016 in the Brocade booth located in Hall 2 of the Fira, 2G29.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD)

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