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Brocade VCS Fabric Technology Wins Gold in Hardware for Virtualization Category by; Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switch Takes Silver in Computing Hardware Category by

Brocade has announced that Brocade VCS Fabric technology and the Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switch received industry recognition in two Products of the Year award competitions, according to the editors of TechTarget Inc.’s Data Center and Virtualization Media Group.

Brocade VCS Fabric technology, a foundational element to building Ethernet fabrics and revolutionizing the design of Layer 2 networks for cloud-optimized data center deployments, was awarded the top honor – Gold Product of the Year in the Hardware for Virtualization category of the 2011 Products of the Year awards competition.

The Brocade VDX 6720 was also named a Product of the Year, winning the Silver award in the Computing Hardware category of the 2011 Products of the Year awards competition.

The and 2011 Products of the Year awards recognize products that stand apart from the pack and provide exceptional benefits for IT organizations of all sizes. Winners were selected from a pool of products announced and shipped between Nov. 1, 2010, and Nov. 1, 2011. Scores of nominations were submitted by vendors and users, and then evaluated by the respective publication’s editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants, who selected the winners based on ease of integration into existing environments, functionality, innovation, manageability, performance, and value.

The Product of the Year award is the latest recognition for Brocade Ethernet fabric technologies. In January 2011, CTO Edge awarded the Brocade VDX 6720 as the “Most Important IT Product for 2010.” In an “Open Industry Network Performance & Power Test for Cloud Networks,” published in December 2011 by The Lippis Group, the Brocade VDX 6720 and 6730 switches achieved the lowest power consumption levels among reviewed top-of-rack systems, while delivering best-in-class performance and low latency across a variety of workloads and test scenarios.

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