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TMCNet:  Brocade Survey: iPad 3 to Boost Traffic, Stressing Networks and BYOD Policies Alike

[March 06, 2012]

Brocade Survey: iPad 3 to Boost Traffic, Stressing Networks and BYOD Policies Alike

SAN JOSE, CA, Mar 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- As Apple prepares to further redefine personal and business computing with the introduction of the iPad 3, Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today revealed the results of a survey of 120 IT decision-makers, many of whom expect iPad 3 and other mobile devices to directly impact their campus LANs. Survey result highlights include: -- BYOD or Not, Here They Come: Almost 40 percent of respondents indicated that employees use mobile devices to access their campus LANs regardless of an official Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy.

-- iPad 3's Immediate Impact: More than 30 percent of decision-makers expect traffic on their networks to increase as a direct result of the iPad 3.

-- Long-term Investing for Mobility: 65 percent of survey respondents said they have invested in campus LANs since 2009 to address tablet and smartphone usage.

-- Multivendor Strategy Rules: 60 percent of the respondents said their organization relies on networking solutions from multiple vendors to achieve their goals.

Regardless of whether companies have official BYOD policies, mobile device proliferation signifies the potential for a dramatic rise in campus LAN traffic in the years to come. To continue to prepare for this and other IT advancements that will impact the performance of campus LANs, Brocade today unveiled its vision for The Effortless Network(TM).

This vision is based on the new Brocade(R) HyperEdge(TM) technology, which is designed to deliver new levels of automation and simplification of the campus LAN lifecycle -- with significant cost savings and investment protection. Brocade also introduced two additions to the Brocade ICX(TM) switch family to support the company's advancements in campus LAN technology.

Brocade's survey of 120 IT decision-makers was conducted from Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 through Monday, March 5, 2012 via Zoomerang.

Click here to read the full results of the summary and download a full report on the findings.

About Brocade 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) Brocade, Brocade Assurance, the B-wing symbol, DCX, Fabric OS, MLX, SAN Health, VCS, and VDX are registered trademarks, and AnyIO, Brocade One, CloudPlex, Effortless Networking, ICX, NET Health, OpenScript, and The Effortless Network are trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. Other brands, products, or service names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Copyright 2012 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

CONTACTS Brocade Media & Analyst Relations Katie Bromley el: 408.333.0429 kbromley@brocade.com Brocade Investor Relations Robert Eggers Tel: 408.333.8797 reggers@brocade.com SOURCE: Brocade mailto:kbromley@brocade.com mailto:reggers@brocade.com

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