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Brocade @ Interop Japan

by Masakazu.Aoba on ‎06-26-2009 03:00 AM (525 Views)

From Wingspan Guest Blogger Masakazu Aoba, VP Japan Sales:


June is the month which IT professionals get together to celebrate all things IP in Japan.  It’s the month of Interop Tokyo 2009.  The biggest networking technology event in Japan has just ended and it was the first time for Brocade to participate in the Interop Tokyo event as an exhibitor.


Even in the midst o f a“once-a-100-years” recession, so many people attended the expo, especially at the Brocade booth. Some people asked, “Where is Foundry?”. I also heard someone said, “Who is Brocade?”. We definitely had to explain that Brocade acquired Foundry and as a company we have now stepped into the “End-to-End Networking” world.  It’s the beginning of our long term relationship.


At the Brocade booth, we exhibited about 40 products including newly launched ServerIron ADX, FastIron CX, and TurboIron 24X, as well as some products and solutions from partners. These  products drew much attention from the visitors, though, the greatest catch of the year was, no doubt, Brocade FCoE/CEE solution which was demonstrated live. We had a half-rack with Brocade 8000, CNA, Brocade 300, FastIron EdgeX, and a Dell storage mounted. All these devices were connected through CEE, FCoE, and FC and this was the only live FCoE/CEE solution introduced at the three-day event. In fact, Brocade 8000 won the Special Award of the Best of Show Award program of Interop Tokyo 2009 in the category of Networking Infrastructure Product for Large Engerprises. Hooray!


Cleary, one of the key objectives for us to participate in this event this year was to let everyone living in the networking world, especially the residents of IP side of the world, know about who we are and what benefits we can provide as a new combined networking solutions vendor. For those who dropped by our booth, thank you for coming and hope you enjoyed learning about Brocade and our solutions. For those who didn’t have a chance to visit our booth or maybe the event itself, you can learn about more about us at