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Brocade Networking Solutions Identified as Key to High-Performance Cloud Architecture and TCO Optimization

Ajubeo Selects Brocade as Best-in-Class for Network Simplicity, Flexibility and Performance

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/12 -- Companies that deploy best-in-class solutions within their IT operations find that their networks are more streamlined, reliable and higher performing than those using a single-vendor network. Ajubeo found that the best-in-class strategy gives them the best price/performance value and the company recently implemented Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) solutions featuring VCS® Fabric technology within its production networks to better serve customers.

Ajubeo, a provider of high-performance, enterprise-class virtual private data centers and cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), chose Brocade networking solutions for its network cloud infrastructure layer based on performance, scalability and reliability. The decision followed thorough due-diligence by Ajubeo's CEO Chuck Price, and the company's CTO Tom Whitcomb, whereby the company tested all major technologies at each cloud infrastructure stack position, hand-picking options that combined maximum performance and total cost of ownership (TCO) optimization. This custom cloud architecture allows Ajubeo to offer better pricing to its customers while outperforming the competition.

As part of Ajubeo's cloud infrastructure-as-a-service implementation, the company installed Brocade VDX® 6720 switches with VCS Fabric technology, Brocade ICX™ 6610 switches and Brocade NetIron® CER 2000 Series routers. Ajubeo executives have confirmed ideal integration within its heterogeneous cloud network.

"Ajubeo uses Brocade VCS fabrics to help support not only the carrier-grade network infrastructure, but virtualization capabilities and cloud storage as well. Our goal was to consolidate Ajubeo's network backbone into a unified cloud architecture while maintaining industry-leading performance. The result is a less resource-intensive network environment, key to enabling the explosive growth we are experiencing today," said Tom Whitcomb, CTO, Ajubeo. "The amount of data being created, stored and transmitted within our customers' virtual private data centers continues to grow on a daily basis, constituting multiple terabytes per company. The flexibility, scalability, performance and reliability of Brocade networking solutions help enable the superior cloud performance our company is known for, even during periods of rapid expansion and high cloud infrastructure utilization."

Ajubeo requires a network that is agile, resilient and self-healing on account of the custom-architected virtual private data centers it delivers to companies of all sizes and industries. Brocade VDX switches and VCS Fabric technology allows Ajubeo to build redundant Ethernet fabrics, providing interface speeds from 1 to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) today, as well as 40 and 100 GbE in the near future.

To deliver this level of flexibility and performance, Ajubeo deployed Brocade ICX 6610 switches at the access layer and Brocade VDX 6720 switches in a VCS fabric at the core layer with a fully redundant active/active 40 GbE backbone.

At the Wide Area Network (WAN) routing edge layer, Brocade NetIron CER 2000 Series routers provide multiple options for customer connectivity including standard BGP routing and many metro Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) options. Ajubeo is able to offer customers direct MPLS connectivity options from their on-premises infrastructure to Ajubeo cloud infrastructure at any cloud hub.

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The award-winning Brocade VDX 6720 is a high-performance 10 GbE fixed configuration switch with LAN ports that support the most demanding business applications. It is specifically designed to improve network utilization, maximize application availability, increase scalability and dramatically simplify network architecture in virtualized data centers.

The Brocade ICX 6610 delivers wire-speed, non-blocking performance across all ports to support latency-sensitive applications such as real-time voice and video streaming and VDI. Brocade ICX 6610 switches can be stacked using four full-duplex 40 Gbps stacking ports that provide an unprecedented 320 Gbps of backplane stacking bandwidth with full redundancy, eliminating inter-switch bottlenecks. Additionally, each switch can provide up to eight 10 GbE ports for high-speed connectivity to the aggregation or core layers.

The Brocade NetIron CER 2000 Series is a family of compact routers that are purpose-built for high-performance Ethernet edge routing and MPLS applications.

"For customers like Ajubeo, where the network sits at the heart of the business and downtime is unacceptable, scalability, ease of deployment and interoperability in heterogeneous IT landscapes are of utmost importance," said Jason Nolet, vice president data center networking group, Brocade.

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Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. (www.brocade.com)

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