On May 3, the first group of employees moved into the new Brocade San Jose campus and we expect full occupancy by July 23. From a technical and operational standpoint, this is a remarkable achievement made possible by hundreds of thousands of hours of hard work and dedication by our employees and project partners. Through collaboration and creative work-arounds during a very rainy winter, we were able to overcome numerous obstacles and stay on schedule.
But what I am most proud of is how the campus embodies Brocade’s innovation and thought leadership that will contribute to a great workplace and an industry-leading showcase of networking technologies and best practices:
State-of-the-art Data Center: Our innovative new data center boasts advanced energy-efficient systems and best-of-breed technologies.
Sustainability: We are focused on improving the sustainability in our products, facilities and operations—three key areas where we can have a positive impact on managing greenhouse gases. The campus utilizes energy monitoring/reduction systems, water-saving systems, solar panels, high use of recycled materials, environmentally friendly materials, and other strategies that we expect to earn us a coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating for the buildings.
Volunteering: Giving back to the community is part of the Brocade culture. We developed the Brocade Day of Service program to coordinate volunteer service for every employee on their move day. The first two move groups have already completed projects at the Second Harvest Food Bank, Friends of Guadalupe River Park & Gardens, and Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT).
Amenities: A full-service café, coffee bar, expanded game room and fitness center are just a few of the amenities we’ve designed into the campus. Construction on the adjacent retail center and Target are underway.
But our work isn’t done yet. The full potential of the campus won’t be realized until all of our employees move in and make it their home. Buildings and fixtures are just the skeleton of a company. Our employees are who define the spirit and culture of Brocade, developing their own ideas and innovations, finding new ways to leverage the campus. Bringing together all 2000+ of our Bay Area employees in a single campus will help us continue our pace of innovation.