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Brocade Provides Industry Leading Data Center Connectivity Solutions for the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support Program
Aug 08, 2007 (08:08 AM EDT)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brocade(R) , the leader in networked storage solutions that help enterprises connect and manage their information, today announced that it has joined the Oracle Unbreakable Linux program-providing full interoperability between Brocade Storage Area Network (SAN) switches and Oracle(R) Enterprise Linux. As a result, companies running Oracle Enterprise Linux can easily integrate and deploy Brocade switches with a wide range of products from other leading SAN solution providers.

The Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support program is designed to give companies a higher degree of confidence in the system and storage configurations on which they run Oracle and Linux. At this year's LinuxWorld conference, Brocade products will be featured in a series of Oracle Validated Configurations, including servers from HP and Dell as well as storage from EMC and Pillar Data Systems.

"By using Brocade products in validated configurations and solutions, customers can deploy Oracle and Linux applications faster and with greater reliability and security," said Tom Buiocchi, Brocade Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. "Brocade has conducted rigorous field testing alongside Oracle systems, and we are confident that our solutions provide customers with one of the most secure, data management solutions on the market today."

"We are pleased to welcome Brocade as an Oracle partner in the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Program and also at LinuxWorld," said Monica Kumar, Senior Director Linux and Open Source Product Marketing, Oracle. "At Oracle, we consistently strive to improve supportability and reliability for our customers. Brocade solutions play a crucial role in the data center, as they help maximize the availability of applications running on a SAN, and we see the combination of Brocade and Oracle solutions as a key component for successful Linux deployments."

Brocade is a member of Oracle Partner Network.

The LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will be held August 6 to 9, 2007, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The Brocade booth, featuring a turnkey demonstration station, will be located in the Oracle Partner Pavilion, L-1102. For more information on the conference, please visit .

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,500 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer to their customers, leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. .

About Brocade

Brocade is the leading provider of networked storage solutions that help organizations connect, share, and manage their information. Organizations that use Brocade products and services are better able to optimize their IT infrastructures and ensure compliant data management. For more information, visit the Brocade Web site at or contact the company at .

Brocade, the Brocade B-weave logo, Fabric OS, File Lifecycle Manager, MyView, SilkWorm, and StorageX are registered trademarks and the Brocade B- wing symbol, SAN Health, and Tapestry are trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. FICON is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of, and are used to identify, products or services of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Jil Backstrom, Media Relations, +1-720-558-4774,, and Yin Cantor Investor Relations, +1-408-333-5184,, both of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., or IanYellin of Ogilvy PR, +1-415-677-2714,

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