First Trade Date for Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
|Company Name||First Trade Date (yyyy-mm-dd)|
|Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.||1999-05-25|
|Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.||BRCD|
|History and Business of Company|
(this information may include date of incorporation)
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BRCD) provides fibre channel switching solutions for storage area networks (SANs), which apply the benefits of a networked approach to the connection of computer storage systems and servers. The company delivers and enables hardware and software products, education, and services that allow companies to implement highly available, scalable, manageable, and secure environments for business-critical storage applications.|
Companies can leverage BRCD's SAN infrastructure solutions to connect servers with storage devices and scale them independently, consolidate and share servers and storage resources, centralize data management, share valuable backup resources across the enterprise, and provision and manage more storage without increasing personnel resources.
BRCD's SilkWorm family of fibre channel fabric switches is fully networkable, enabling customers to create a high-performance SAN fabric that is reliable and scalable to support the interconnection of hundreds of server and storage devices, and is compatible with existing and recently introduced products, providing investment protection for the customer.
The SilkWorm family of fibre channel fabric switches includes 1 Gbit/sec switches available in 8-port, 16-port, and 64-port configurations, and a 2 Gbit/sec fabric switch available in 16- port configurations (the SilkWorm 3800). In addition, the SilkWorm 12000, scalable to 128 ports and based on an extensible backplane that can support up to 10 Gbit/sec fibre channel speeds and multiple networking protocols, was expected to be the industry's first 2 Gbit/sec high port density fabric switch with these capabilities. Beta shipments of the SilkWorm 12000 were made to OEM customers at the end of FY 01 (Oct. 01) and BRCD expected volume production to occur during the first calendar quarter of 2002.
The company sells its products through original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners, master resellers, and fabric partners (systems integrators and value-added resellers). It maintains relationships with the majority of companies that supply substantially all of the world's servers and external storage. The companies use BRCD's solutions as an intelligent networking platform for their SAN solutions.
In FY 01, BRCD invested extensively in interoperability and testing labs and plans to continue investing in interoperability and testing facilities, which enables it to verify new and existing products in large, multivendor SANs, simplifying the complexity of deployment for end users.
INCORPORATED in Delaware Feb. 11, 1999, to facilitate the reincorporation of a California company of the same name (predecessor) May 14, 1999. Predecessor was originally incorporated in California Aug. 24, 1995. OFFICE- 1745 Technology Drive, San Jose, CA 95110 (Tel.: 408-487-8000). Fax - 408-487- 8101. WEBSITE-http://www.brocade.com.
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