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Brocade Adds 10GigE Density

Brocade MLXe core routers take leadership position with highest 10 GbE density in the industry

September 12, 2012

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade Analyst and Technology Day -- Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced the industry's highest core router density with the introduction of the new 24-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) module for Brocade® MLXe® Series routers, delivering industry-leading density and performance for software-defined networking (SDN), with the ability to scale up to 768 ports of 10 GbE in a single chassis. Based on Brocade MaxScale-160 Packet Processor technology with fourth-generation silicon innovation, the new module triples existing 10 GbE density and is purpose-built for high-capacity, high-performance data center core and service provider networks. Brocade also introduced the 12.5 software release for Brocade ADX® Application Delivery Switches, delivering a new multitenancy capability without compromising performance or flexibility.

Massive increases in data traffic -- driven by video, mobile devices and the cloud -- have changed network traffic characteristics, creating the need for new network architectures from data centers to the service provider core. The Brocade MLXe router with the new 24-port 10 GbE module is optimized for large-scale service provider "Supercore" networks and Internet data center core applications where high port density, scalable MPLS, rich routing and deep buffering capabilities are required. The router's industry-leading 10 GbE density and performance, coupled with Brocade 100 GbE technology and massive MPLS capacity, enable dramatic simplification and capacity scalability of core networks.

Using the new 24-port 10 GbE module, carriers can create highly scalable BGP-free MPLS "Supercore" networks optimized for high-speed transport and fast convergence. By reducing the number of devices and eliminating IP routing from the core of the network, providers can greatly simplify their architectures and reduce both capital expenditure and operational costs. This approach is also a key enabler of SDN that leverages technologies such as OpenFlow to control individual traffic flows up to 100 Gbps using the Brocade MLXe router. As a result, Brocade customers can maximize network resource utilization and improve traffic control to deliver differentiated SLAs and significant business value to their own customers.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD)

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