Brocade's Rise to Storage and Networking Fame

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    Jessica Davis

    | Posted 2009-10-08
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1995 - Brocade Communications Systems founded.
After years of an acquisition spree in an effort to fortify its position against giant rival Cisco, networking and storage vendor Brocade (NASDAQ:BRCD) has reportedly put itself on the sales block and technology giants including HP and IBM are considered likely suitors for the San Jose, Calif.-based company. Here's a look back at some of Brocade's recent milestones and acquisitions as it sought to gain strategic advantage against its rivals.
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at

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