Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Feb 4, 2014

Brocade Updates Alliance Partner Network Program to Enable Partners to Deliver Next-Generation SDN Solutions

Enhancements to Channel Program Aim to Increase Profitable and Technologically Robust Partnerships

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/04/14 -- Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced the rollout of an enhanced channel program, including a new component specifically designed for software networking partners. The Brocade® Alliance Partner Network (APN) channel program further expands the company's mission to lead the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) market by including SDN-focused deal registration and demo program discounts, as well as a global reseller initiative for Brocade Vyatta® vRouter products.

In addition, APN program updates support new initiatives for reselling Brocade Ethernet fabric solutions. When Ethernet fabrics are combined with SDN initiatives -- including those that will evolve out of this program -- network operators will be able to optimize their environment for virtualization on every level.

What's New in the APN Program:

The new Brocade APN program initiatives are now available to approved partners. To learn more, visit www.brocade.com/apn.

Quotes

Bill Lipsin, Vice President of Global Channel Sales and Marketing
"With the introduction of the Brocade Vyatta 5400 vRouter into the channel and the new SDN-focused APN program initiatives, Brocade is delivering on its promise of empowering partners to succeed while furthering its existing business and technology efforts. We are focused on building technology solutions around the vision and possibilities created by Ethernet fabrics, and the new channel program supports that goal."

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