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January 07, 2015 08:00 ET

Brocade, immixGroup Offer Exclusive Network Subscription Services to Government Agencies

Brocade Network Subscription Added to immixGroup's GSA Schedule to Provide Network-as-a-Service Model

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2015) - Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced that Brocade® Network Subscription is now available as a part of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule through immixGroup, Inc. The subscription model allows agencies that acquire best-in-class networking solutions to pay only for the network capacity they need, while still offering unlimited upgradability and scalability.

According to Gartner Research, "Many agencies within the federal market are starting to show a willingness to challenge long-established ways of acquiring and deploying IT products and services. This budding willingness to change and explore new entrants creates windows of opportunities for new technologies and new business models."1

As the IT environment evolves to include cloud and As-a-Service IT offerings, the federal government recognizes the need for alternative methods to procure infrastructure that makes better use of available budget. The availability of Brocade Network Subscription through immixGroup's GSA Schedule contract offers solutions in response to the federal government's growing desire for utility-based, on-demand IT acquisition.

"Federal agencies face both financial and acquisition challenges when it comes to buying IT," said Steve Charles, co-founder & executive vice president, immixGroup. "Our program gives agencies options to buy capability, and capacity the way that's best for them right now, while helping vendors make their offerings available for streamlined procurement."

Brocade Network Subscription customers benefit from:

  • Pay-as-you-go pricing with the flexibility to upgrade at any time, free from term commitments
  • Up-and-down scalability to adjust to changing agency needs
  • Aligning IT infrastructure capacity and project costs with network demand
  • The ability to utilize operating budgets vs. limited and unpredictable procurement dollars

"Spending on services and legacy systems dominates the over-all IT spending of the U.S. Federal government. As a result, there is a well-known gap in the dollars being spent on innovation. Brocade Network Subscription was designed to make acquiring infrastructure via more flexible funding, at a more affordable rate, an appealing alternative to government agencies. The goal is that then their limited resources can be used more efficiently and perhaps more dedicated to innovative technologies," said Anthony Robbins, vice president Federal, Brocade. "We are pleased that our unique subscription model is now available to the federal community through immixGroup's GSA schedule."

About Brocade Network Subscription
Brocade Network Subscription is an industry-first offering and a flexible, open-ended acquisition model that allows agencies to align technology procurement with As-a-Service budget directives. Brocade Network Subscription enables agencies to acquire state-of-the-art Brocade technology without any initial capital investment. Instead, agencies simply pay a monthly "subscription" fee as part of their operating expenditures. The procurement methodology is aligned with federal agencies' OpEx budgets. No down payment or upfront capital is required to install the networking equipment. Additionally, agencies can upgrade on-demand, as a result of having a 60-day right-of-return option at any time for any part of the equipment deployed -- an approach that provides unprecedented deployment flexibility for all federal government agencies.

Brocade Network Subscription is part of Brocade Capital Solutions. Learn more at www.brocade.com.

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)

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1 Gartner Research, Market Trends: U.S. Federal Market - Journey to the Disruption Zone Published: 18 September 2014

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