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Brocade and its comprehensive family of networking solutions have garnered numerous awards from leading industry publications, industry associations, and other vendors. These awards reflect a commitment to developing innovative, high-quality products with the highest standards of excellence.

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Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter wins the 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award

ONS The INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award honors products that have demonstrated innovation, unique features, and noteworthy developments toward improving Network Functions Virtualization.

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Brocade innovation won the Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2014 SDN Idol Award

ONS Brocade innovation won the Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2014 SDN Idol Award for its “Real-Time SDN Analytics for DDoS Mitigation” application. ONS is the premier SDN conference in the world, bringing together thought leaders, luminaries, creators, and innovators of SDN to lead the development of the networks of tomorrow. SDN Idol showcases disruptive SDN technologies, products, and use cases from exhibitors at ONS. The finalists were chosen by a panel of industry experts and judged on the following criteria: business value, technology value, differentiation against competition, advancement of overall SDN, and live demo performance. ONS attendees then voted online and chose Brocade as the ultimate winner of SDN Idol 2014. This accomplishment further validates the Brocade SDN strategy and exemplifies the benefits of an SDN-enabled network infrastructure.


Brocade is recognized by J.D. Power for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” 2013

TSIA 2013 Brocade has been recognized by J.D. Power for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience”. The opinion of its customers’ matters to Brocade and this recognition shows that Brocade is dedicated to providing first-class customer service. To achieve certification, Brocade had to successfully pass a detailed audit and exceed a national benchmark for satisfaction on a survey of its customers. It had to receive customer satisfaction scores among the top 20 percent of companies nationwide that offer technology support.

J.D. Power 2013 Certified Technology Service & Support ProgramSM, developed in conjunction with TSIA. For more information, visit www.jdpower.com or www.tsia.com


Brocade North America Wins Technology Services Industry Association Excellence in Service Operations 2013

TSIA 2013Brocade's support organization has achieved Excellence in Service Operations, North America certification from the Technology Services Industry Association in 2013. "To achieve certification, Brocade had to meet or exceed over 250 best practices criteria developed by TSIA and validated by 50 leading technology companies. In addition, they had to pass a rigorous onsite audit conducted by service executives with more than 20 years experience,” said Tom Pridham, VP & GM TSIA. “When customers see the TSIA Excellence in Service Operations, North America logo, they can be confident that Brocade has the people, processes and technology in place necessary to provide quality support.”


Brocade Application Resource Broker Wins the Special Prize of “Best of Show Award” at Interop Tokyo 2013

Interop Tokyo 2012Brocade Application Resource Broker 2.5, won the Special Prize of the “Best of Show Award” at Interop Tokyo 2013 in the category of Performance Optimization. Brocade ARB was selected as the winner from over 550+ networking solution vendors worldwide by a panel of IT industry experts at Interop-Tokyo 2013 event.

Brocade Application Resource Broker provides customers with unique dynamic resource provisioning capability to enable hybrid cloud services as well as business continuity across globally distributed data centers for disaster avoidance. Brocade ARB can automate the rollout of new services to adapt to changing customer’s network conditions.


Brocade Ethernet Routers Win Big at Interop Tokyo 2012

Interop Tokyo 2012The Brocade NetIron Series won the prestigious Special Prize Award at Interop Tokyo 2012. The award winners were selected from more than 300 networking solutions and were judged by a panel of IT industry experts at Interop Tokyo 2012.


Brocade Wins Gold and Silver Product of the Year Awards for Storage Networking

Products of the Year - 2011 | Gold | SilverBrocade recently won both Gold and Silver awards in Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com networking equipment 2011 Products of the Year category. The Brocade 1860 Fabric Adapter with AnyIO™ technology was awarded the Gold "because of its ability to support full duplex, line-rate native 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) or 10 Gbps Ethernet, TCP/IP, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) or iSCSI on a user configurable, port-by-port basis." The Brocade 6510 Switch was awarded the Silver because it "stands out because of its industry-first 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) support, its flexible port configuration and its full-duplex 768 Gbps aggregate port throughput." Brocade storage networking solutions deliver industry-leading infrastructure reliability, flexibility, and simplicity that enables customers to overcome data center limitations and adapt to evolving business requirements. To read what the judges had to say in selecting these Brocade technologies as Products of the Year, visit searchstorage.com for the Brocade 1860 Fabric Adapter and the Brocade 6510 Switch.


Brocade Ethernet Fabric Technologies Win Prestigious Product of the Year Awards

Products of the Year - 2011 | GoldBrocade recently won both Gold and Silver awards in the 2011 Tech Target Product of the Year competition. Brocade VCS fabric technology was awarded Gold in the Hardware for Virtualization category by SearchServerVirtualization. The Brocade VDX 6720 Switch was awarded Silver in the Computing Hardware category by SearchDataCenter.com. The 2011 Tech Target Product of the Year competition recognizes products that stand apart and provide exceptional benefits for IT organizations. The Brocade VDX 6720 won for delivering innovative technology to enhance and simplify networks, offering a rich set of Layer 2 features. Brocade VCS Fabric technology was recognized as being foundational to building data center Ethernet fabrics—revolutionizing the design of Layer 2 networks for cloud-optimized data center deployments. Combined, the Brocade VDX and VCS technologies clearly rise to the top! To read what the judges had to say in selecting these Brocade technologies as Products of the Year, visit SearchServerVirtualization and SearchDataCenter.com.


Brocade's Barbara Spicek Named a 2011 CRN Top 100 Executive

100 top executivesBrocade's Barbara Spicek was once again included in CRN's Top 100 Executives of 2011, under the "Top 10 SMB Superstars" category. Spicek was recognized for her efforts in consistently providing "SMB partners the highest impact services and programs with best in class margins and support." The full feature appears in the November 2011 issue of CRN.


Brocade.com and Brocade Mobile App Win Three WebAwards

Brocade.com and Brocade Mobile App Win Three WebAwardsBrocade.com and the Brocade Mobile App garnered three Standard of Excellence awards at the Web Marketing Association's 15th Annual InternationalWebAwards. Brocade.com received awards for Hardware Standard of Excellence and Technology Standard of Excellence. The Brocade App received the Mobile Standard of Excellence award. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries and only the best receive a WebAward.  To download the Mobile App, visit brocade.com/mobile.


Brocade MLXe Series Wins Two "Best of Show" Awards at Interop Tokyo 2011

Brocade MLXe Series Wins Two 'Best of Show' Awards at Interop Tokyo 2011The Brocade MLXe Series router was awarded Special Prize in the Infrastructure Building Products category and the Grand Prix in the ShowNet Product Section. The Best of Show Award winners were selected from more than 300 networking solutions and were judged by a panel of IT industry experts at Interop Tokyo 2011.


Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switch: Best of Show Grand Prix, People's Choice — Interop Tokyo 2011

Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switch: Best of Show Grand Prix, People's Choice - Interop Tokyo 2011The Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switch won the Best of Show, Grand Prix in the People's Choice category. The People's Choice award is selected by a vote from over 130,000 event visitors at Interop Tokyo 2011.


2010 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award

2010 Unified Communications Product of the Year AwardBrocade ServerIron ADX 1008-1 received the Unified Communications® Magazine's 2010 Product of the Year Award. This award distinguishes those companies that brought ground-breaking advancements to UC technologies in the past year.


CRN 2011 5-Star Partner

CRN 5 Star Partner Program Winner 2011Brocade has been named a five-star vendor in CRN's prestigious 2011 Partner Programs Guide - the definitive list of the best channel programs in the market today. The 5-Star Partner Program recognizes an elite subset of these vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.


FC8-64 Blade for the Brocade DCX Backbone Family: Bronze Award, Storage Networking Equipment, 2010

Bronze Award, Storage Networking Equipment, 2010Brocade FC8-64 Blade for the Brocade DCX Backbone Family received the Bronze award in the Storage Networking Equipment product category of Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com's Product of the Year program. The judges rated the Brocade FC8-64 Blade high for its performance characteristics and ease of integration with the Brocade DCX Backbone. One judge noted the FC8-64's "great port density," while another said it's a "very high-performing Fibre Channel switch." Still another acknowledged its "low power consumption per port that's best in class by far."
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INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award, 2010

INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year, 2010Brocade MLXe Core Router won the 2010 INTERNET TELEPHONY's prestigious Product of the Year Award. The award recognizes innovative solutions brought to market that have contributed to the growth of IP communications.


Brocade VDX 6720 Switch Awarded Most Important Enterprise IT Products for 2010

Most Important Enterprise IT Products for 2010The Brocade VDX 6720 Switch was named the "Most Important Enterprise IT Products for 2010" by CTO Edge. The award recognizes the new Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches as heralding fundamental changes to data center networks.
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2011 Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For

2011 Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work ForFor the second year in a row, Brocade is proud to have been selected as one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. Brocade employees gave the company high marks in Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, and Camaraderie. Fortune ranked Brocade No. 9 in best paying companies and No. 7 in telecommuting.
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2011 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area

2011 Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work ForFor the third year in a row, Brocade topped many prominent companies in Silicon Valley to secure its place as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area in 2011. Competing against 301 companies in 12 counties around the greater Bay Area, Brocade was ranked #10 in the Largest Employers category.
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NetIron CER 2000: Special Award, Best of Show Carrier/SP Network Infrastructure Products – Interop Tokyo 2010

Interop Tokyo 2010The NetIron CER 2000 was awarded the Best of Show Special Prize in the Carrier / Service Provider Network Infrastructure Products category at Interop Tokyo 2010. The Best of Show Award winners were selected from more than 300 networking solutions and were judged by a panel of IT industry experts at Interop Tokyo 2010. The NetIron CER 2000 Series router was selected based on its leading performance and advanced feature set within a cost-effective compact form factor.
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Supplier of the Year by Hitachi ESD

Supplier of the Year by Hitachi ESDWith roughly 100 ESD suppliers as candidates each year contending for the Supplier of the Year award, it is an extremely prestigious acknowledgment. This demonstrates the alignment Brocade continues to drive with multiple Hitachi entities and the quality of the technology Brocade brings to market.




Brocade DCX-4S Backbone Wins Best of Tech-Ed 2010 Award

Best of Tech-Ed 2010 AwardWe are excited to announce that the Brocade DCX-4S Backbone won the Best of Tech-Ed 2010 Award in the Hardware and Storage category during Microsoft's Annual TechEd Conference in New Orleans. Judges from Penton Media's Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reviewed 295 entries and named 16 winners. Winners were evaluated on strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage, and value to customers.
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Brocade Encryption Switch: 2009 EMC Partner Solution Award

2009 EMC Partner Solution AwardThe Brocade Encryption Switch won the prestigious 2009 EMC Partner Solution Award at EMC World for the Best New RSA Offering and for achieving the highest RSA platform utilization. The EMC Partner Solution Awards recognize top offerings from the EMC Solution Gallery and are based upon business impact, commitment to EMC technology, market presence, and revenue contribution.
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Brocade is proud to be named as one of the 2010 Fortune "100 Best Companies To Work For."

100 Best Companies To Work For, 2010Brocade is proud to have been selected as one of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies To Work For" in 2010. This award was based primarily on employee satisfaction in five key areas: Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, and Camaraderie.
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Brocade is proud to have been named the 2010 "Number 1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area" by San Francisco Business Times.

Number 1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area, 2010Brocade has been honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the No. 1 company in its ranking of the "2010 Best Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area" for companies with more than 1500 employees. Brocade won this award by scoring high marks for its work culture, management practices, benefits, and overall compensation.


Brocade 8000: Special Award, Best of Show Networking Infrastructure Product for Large Enterprise – Interop Tokyo 2009

Interop Tokyo 2009The Brocade 8000 received the Special Award, Best of Show Networking Infrastructure Product for Large Enterprise at Interop Tokyo 2009. The Brocade 8000 was the only FCoE/CEE switch that was demonstrated live at the show, and the award recognized it as the only end-to-end FCoE/CEE solution from servers to storage.


CEO Michael Klayko: Finalist, EE Times ACE Awards Executive of the Year, 2009

CEO Michael Klayko: Finalist, EE Times ACE Awards Executive of the Year, 2009Brocade CEO Michael Klayko was one of five finalists for EE Times' prestigious ACE Awards for Executive of the Year. This award goes to an executive who demonstrated leadership, technological, and fiscal vision to a company, organization, or company division during 2008.


Brocade DCX Backbone: Silver Award, Networking Equipment Products of the Year, 2008

Silver Award, Networking Equipment Products of the Year, 2008The Brocade DCX Backbone received the Silver award in the Networking Equipment product category of Storage Magazine's Product of the Year program. It was judged according to six key criteria: ease of integration, functionality, innovation, manageability, performance, and value.
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Brocade FastIron WS Series: Internet Telephony Product of the Year, 2008

Internet Telephony Product of the Year, 2008Internet Telephony Magazine's 2008 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award was given to the Brocade FastIron WS Series. The award recognizes how Brocade advanced VoIP and IP communication technologies in 2008.


Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series: 2008 Product of the Year – Communications Solutions

2008 Product of the Year - Communications Solutions


Brocade: Unified Communications Excellence Award, 2008

Brocade: Unified Communications Excellence Award, 2008


InformationWeek 500: Business Technology Innovators 2008

InformationWeek 500: Business Technology Innovators 2008


Brocade BigIron RX Series: Best of Show Network Infrastructure for Enterprise – Interop Tokyo 2008

Interop Tokyo 2008


Brocade: Best of Interop Las Vegas – Green Award 2008

Brocade: Best of Interop Las Vegas - Green Award 2008


Brocade BigIron RX Series: Data Center and Storage Finalist – Best of Interop Las Vegas 2008

Brocade BigIron RX Series: Data Center and Storage Finalist – Best of Interop Las Vegas 2008


Brocade ServerIron ADX Family: Application Delivery Controllers 2008 Product Leadership Award – SearchNetworking.com

Application Delivery Controllers 2008 Product Leadership Award - SearchNetworking.com


Brocade DCX Backbone

Best solution for the CPD Comunicaciones Hoy AwardsBrocade DCX Backbone was awarded "Best solution for the CPD" in the first call of the Comunicaciones Hoy Awards. The prizes were granted to the best IT products and solutions of 2008, with the aim of distinguishing the manufacturers of products and solutions that have stood out in quality, innovation, productivity, and design.


Brocade DCX Backbone

ITpro EXPO 2008 Award - EnterpriseITpro EXPO 2008 Award ‐ Enterprise Category.


Brocade ServerIron 4G Series: 2007 Product of the Year – Communications Solutions

2007 Product of the Year - Communications Solutions


Brocade FastIron SuperX Family: 2007 Product of the Year - Unified Communications

2007 Product of the Year - Unified Communications


Brocade FastIron GS: 2007 Product of the Year – Internet Telephony

2007 Product of the Year - Internet Telephony


InformationWeek 500: Business Technology Innovators 2007

InformationWeek 500: Business Technology Innovators 2007


Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee

Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee


Brocade NetIron XMR Series and NetIron MLX Series: Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Most Valued Product 2007

Brocade NetIron XMR Series and NetIron MLX Series: Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Most Valued Product 2007


Brocade Receives Distribution Industry "Rising Star" Award

Brocade announced that it is a recipient of a 2007 Rising Star Award, presented by the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) in recognition of the IT industry's fastest-growing manufacturers and publishers doing business with GTDC member distributors.


Brocade Customer NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Takes Top Honors

Brocade Customer NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Takes Top HonorsNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the clinical hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities, received a Storage Networking World (SNW) "Best Practices in Storage" award in the category of Storage Reliability and Data Recovery during the SNW Spring 2007 Conference.


Brocade SAN Director Wins Gold for Storage Product of the Year

Brocade SAN Director Wins Gold for Storage Product of the YearThe Brocade 48000 Director was named the Gold award winner in TechTarget's annual Storage Product of the Year Awards Program. The editors of Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com — as well as a team of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants — judged hundreds of products according to six key criteria: ease of integration, functionality, innovation, manageability, performance, and value.


Brocade Customer Pacific Title and Art Studio Earns "Oscar" from Storage Networking World

Brocade 48000: IDG's Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association - Best Practices in StoragePacific Title and Art Studio's implementation of its SAN based on Brocade 48000 directors has been recognized by IDG's Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association as a winner of the "Best Practices in Storage" Award.


Big Bytes SAN Award for Brocade 4900

Big Bytes SAN Award for Brocade 4900The Brocade 4900 Switch claimed the Big Bytes award for the best storage networking product in the SAN category. The award is determined by a panel of Byte and Switch editors and an independent advisory board drawn from across the industry.


InfoStor MVP Award for the Brocade 48000

InfoStor MVP AwardFor the second straight year, Brocade technology was recognized as "best of the best" in the annual InfoStor MVP award list. This year, the Brocade 48000 Director was named MVP for the Networking Equipment by InfoStor as a result of end-user support for the product.


Brocade NetIron XMR 32000: Best of Show – Interop Tokyo 2006

Interop Tokyo 2006


Brocade: 2006 Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Innovation

Brocade: 2006 Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Innovation


Brocade: The VoIP Magazine 20 – Companies to Watch in 2006

The VoIP Magazine 20 – Companies to Watch in 2006


Brocade BigIron RX Series: Best of Show – Interop Tokyo 2005

Interop Tokyo 2005


Brocade BigIron RX Series: Best of Show – Networld+Interop Vegas 2005

Networld+Interop Vegas 2005


Brocade BigIron RX Series: Best Product Network Infrastructure Category – Networld+Interop Vegas 2005

Best Product Network Infrastructure Category - Networld+Interop Vegas 2005


Brocade FastIron Edge X Series: Product of the Year 2004 – China ComputerWorld

Product of the Year 2004 - China ComputerWorld


Brocade ServerIronGT E Series: Best of Show – Networld+Interop Tokyo 2004

Best of Show - Networld+Interop Tokyo 2004


Brocade NetIron 40G: Special Prize – Networld+Interop Tokyo 2004

Special Prize - Networld+Interop Tokyo 2004


Brocade NetIron 40G and Brocade BigIron MG8: Products of the Year – SearchNetworking.com 2003

Products of the Year – SearchNetworking.com 2003