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  • Brocade, HP unveil data center extensions

    Brocade this week unveiled data center products available from OEM HP that are designed to support next-generation Fibre Channel rollouts anchored to optimizing application performance and scaling virtual machines.

  • Enterasys looks to head off Cisco, Brocade data center plans

    Enterasys, the networking division of Siemens Enterprise Communications this week unveiled it data center strategy, which hinges on partnerships and multivendor inclusion as well as the policy-based management capabilities of its switches.

  • Brocade boosts 10G Ethernet density for data centers

    Brocade this week rolled out 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 8Gbps FibreChannel modules for its routers and storage-area network switches designed to increase the wire-speed density of both platforms to better support network consolidation and improve service levels.

  • The week in storage

    Last week in storage garnered several announcements from SteelEye, 3PAR, Brocade and Thales.

  • Report: Brocade puts itself up for sale

    Brocade Communications Systems Inc. has hung a "for sale" sign on its door, according to a report today in the Wall Street Journal. Brocade declined to comment on the report.

  • IBM to resell Brocade's Foundry switches

    Brocade has extended an OEM relationship with IBM to include its recently acquired Foundry switches in a deal that appears to be in retaliation for Cisco's recent entry into the blade server market.

  • Cisco competitors downplay new blade server

    As Cisco entered the blade server market with its hotly anticipated Unified Computing System Monday, competitors lined up to dismiss the new technology, saying it raises the problem of vendor lock-in and is too limited in scope to address broad customer needs.

  • Brocade launches smaller, modular backbone switch

    Brocade Communication Systems on Tuesday announced the DCX-4S Backbone, a smaller, modular version of its multipurpose core network switching platform designed to consolidate server, storage area network (SAN), and data center networks.

  • Brocade's new CTO takes aim at Cisco

    Just a few months ago, Dave Stevens began his second stint as CTO of Brocade. But this time, the company has much bigger aspirations. With the acquisition of Foundry having closed Dec. 19, Brocade is aiming to become Cisco's chief competitor for customers throughout the data center.

  • Foundry shareholders OK merger with Brocade

    Foundry Networks shareholders have approved a merger with Brocade Communications, overcoming what appears to be the last major hurdle in a deal that had been questioned as stock and credit markets plunged.