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Brocade Appoints Swapna Bapat as Director of Systems Engineering for India

Newly Created Role to Lead Development of Best Practices in India for Data Center and Software Networking 

Swapna Bapat_BrocadeBANGALORE, India – December 18, 2014 – Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced the appointment of Swapna Bapat to the newly created role of director of Systems Engineering for India. In this role, she will be responsible for leading the company’s technical developments in data center and software networking, as well as developing best practices and excellence for systems engineering in India. Bapat will be based in Bangalore, India, and will report to Brocade senior director of Systems Engineering for Asia Pacific (APAC), Orcun Tezel.

Bapat brings more than 16 years of experience in the networking industry to Brocade, with a remarkable track record in conceptualizing, developing, and deploying products and solutions in both the service provider and enterprise markets. She was most recently with Cisco India, where she was responsible for charting the go-to-market strategy for the Enterprise Networking portfolio.

Prior to Cisco India, Bapat held technical leadership roles at Alcatel Lucent, Ciena, and Juniper Networks, where she drove market adoption for various technologies including IPTV, mobility, and network security.

“We are delighted to welcome Swapna to the team, where she will work with the best people in the industry in driving excellence and disrupting the networking status quo. Her leadership ability, passion, and focus will prove instrumental in motivating and growing our specialist team in India that isdedicated to developing innovation for an open, software-driven strategy that supports a networking paradigm known as the New IP,” said Orcun Tezel, senior director of Systems Engineering for APAC at Brocade. “I am confident with Swapna’s experience and capabilities, we will strengthen our first-mover position in software networking as we develop a technology roadmap to fully embrace the New IP.”

“Brocade has a rich heritage in data center innovation and I am excited to join the company to help reinforce its leadership advantage in software networking and New IP technologies,” said Swapna Bapat. “I look forward to working closely with our customers to help evolve their networks to fully leverage the unlimited possibilities of the New IP as they transform their businesses to deliver a new level of customer experience.”

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