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May 15, 2013 10:00 ET

Brocade Recognizes Channel Excellence at Partner of the Year Awards

Sixth Annual Awards Ceremony Acknowledges Innovation, Growth, and Technical Expertise Among Brocade Alliance Partner Network Members

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2013) - The winners of the Brocade Partner of the Year Awards were announced today, following the awards ceremony held in New Orleans. Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) recognized the highest levels of performance and ongoing commitment, professionalism, and passion shown by channel partners at the event, held during the Brocade Partner Summit, an exclusive event for American and Federal strategic channel partners.

The Award winners were selected on the basis of revenues, business performance, technical certification, proven innovation and dedication, and customer feedback. All nominated channel partners are members of the Brocade Alliance Partner Network (APN) Program, a structured, simple to understand, and easy to engage with range of programs, designed to maximize partners' profits, increase their skill-sets and expertise, and help them secure new sales opportunities through comprehensive lead generation and marketing support.

The Brocade America's and Federal Partner Summit 2013 was held in New Orleans, with the theme "Think Forward." The theme represents how Brocade is driving forward with differentiated networking technologies, a transition to a channel-led GTM model, and creating opportunities for channel, especially in the data center and hosted environments. Presenters included Brocade CEO, Lloyd Carney, and special guest speaker Paul George from Corporate Visions Inc., who revealed breakthrough techniques for transforming sales pitches, to close more deals through differentiation and by challenging the status quo.

The Brocade Partner of the Year 2012 Award winners are:

Distribution Award Category Winners

  • Distributor of the Year: TechData
  • Federal Distributor of the Year: immix Group

Business Performance Award Category Winners:

  • Partner of the Year - Fast Start: Lynbrook
  • Partner of the Year - Growth: OnX Enterprise Solutions
  • Partner of the Year - Innovator: Vology
  • Federal Partner of the Year - Fast Start: GTRI
  • Federal Partner of the Year - Growth: Alliance Technology Group, LLC

Technical leadership Award Category Winners:

  • Partner of the Year - Technical Excellence: Abacus Solutions
  • Partner of the Year - Campus networks: CDW
  • Partner of the Year - Ethernet fabrics: Red Sky Solutions
  • Federal Partner of the Year - Technical Excellence: Copper River IT
  • Federal Partner of the Year - Campus networks: Intelligent Decisions, Inc
  • Federal Partner of the Year - Ethernet fabrics: Swish Data Corporation

Regional Award Category Winners

  • Partner of the Year - Canada: Metafore
  • Innovator of the Year - Canada: Scalar
  • Partner of the Year - Mexico and Central America and Caribbean: Datatell
  • Innovator of the Year - Mexico and CACE: Vanume
  • Partner of the Year - Spanish-speaking America and Brazil: Vernet
  • Innovator of the Year - SSA and Brazil: Servix Informatica Ltda

"Brocade has enjoyed a year of great success, but we couldn't have achieved this without the hard work and dedication of our channel partners," explained Laurie Potratz, senior director Americas channel sales at Brocade. "They bring the expertise, insight, and knowledge needed to help customers reap the real rewards from Brocade technology, and have shown amazing levels of commitment, determination, and innovation in taking the Brocade message of easy-to-manage, easy-to-deploy, future-proof, scalable yet resilient networks to a wider audience."

Further information on Brocade Alliance Partner Network: www.brocade.com/apn

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