SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

May 09, 2011 08:16 ET

Virtualization Proves Highly Lucrative for Date Storage Sector

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Brocade Communications & EMC Corp

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Corporations are looking to cloud computing in order to accelerate value in business financials and reduce costs. Driven by the growth of cloud computing, cloud storage is quickly growing from a small percentage of the IT market to a significant opportunity. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Data Storage Devices Industry and provides research reports on Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) and EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-05-BRCD

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-05-EMC

The shift towards cloud computing has ramped up the demand for offsite data storage centers. The rapidly growing demand for data storage has predictably brought lots of competition as well. Larger storage companies have found acquisitions to be a viable way to deal with the uptick in competition.
For example, EMC recently acquired Isilon Systems, a small storage maker with a more flexible approach to network-attached storage to extend its cloud offering.

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In its most recent earnings call, Brocade said that clients were investing in data center networking to adopt "virtualization" and "cloud computing," increasingly popular technologies that allow companies to manage data more efficiently.

Brocade will report second quarter earnings on May 19. Earlier the company forecast revenue of $545 million to $555 million, up between 9 and 11 percent from a year earlier.

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