Brocade CEO: Ethernet Fabrics Will Undermine Dominant Cisco

Brocade swallowed Foundry Networks a few years ago and has been hard at work ever since marrying the best of Brocade's storage network assets with Foundry's high-end Ethernet network tech. The result, says CEO Michael Klayko, is an emerging product line that positions the company perfectly for the demands of the virtualized, cloud-ready data center, and perfectly to steal share from Cisco.

Brocade swallowed Foundry Networks a few years ago and has been hard at work ever since marrying the best of Brocade's storage network assets with Foundry's high-end Ethernet network tech. The result, says CEO Michael Klayko, is an emerging product line that positions the company perfectly for the demands of the virtualized, cloud-ready data center, and perfectly to steal share from Cisco. IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant and Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Klayko at the swank new Brocade campus in San Jose to get the low down.

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We just toured your data center and saw lots of evidence of Foundry, the company you acquired in 2008. Give us an update on how the Foundry assets are fitting into your strategy.

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