Brocade ceo backdating
Bruce Bergman was the CEO during most of this period.Product names were generally puns on various kinds of woven fabric, since a switched Fibre Channel network is also called a "fabric". In 2001, Brocade released the Silk Worm 6400, which was designated a "director" similarly From 2001 to 2003, Brocade released switches based on its third generation ASIC, "BLOOM" (Big LOOM).Brocade was founded in August 1995, by Seth Neiman (a venture capitalist, a former executive from Sun Microsystems and a professional auto racer), Kumar Malavalli (a co-author of the Fibre Channel specification) and Paul R.Bonderson (a former executive from Intel Corporation and Sun). Brocade was incorporated on May 14, 1998, in Delaware.Brocade hardware products include Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) directors and switches; ultra-low-latency data center switches; Ethernet fabrics, Federal and enterprise Ethernet (LAN/WLAN) switches; WAN (Internet) routers; application delivery controllers (load balancers); Fibre Channel fabric extension switches; embedded Fibre Channel and Ethernet switch blades; Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs); converged Fibre Channel/Ethernet network adapters (CNAs), and Ethernet transceivers.Other hardware solutions Brocade also sells software-based networking devices including technology for SDN, Network virtualization, virtual routers, virtual firewalls, virtual Application Delivery Controllers (load balancers), network security appliances and VPNs through its wholly owned subsidiary, Vyatta.
Brocade launched the industry's first "Gen 5 Fibre Channel" (16 Gbit/s) SAN platform family including the Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone, 6510 switch and 1860 Fabric Adapter.
Offerings included routers and network switches for data center, campus and carrier environments, IP and Fibre Channel storage network fabrics; Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) markets such as a commercial edition of the Open Daylight Project controller; and network management software that spans physical and virtual devices.
On November 2, 2016, Singapore-based chip maker Broadcom Limited announced it was buying Brocade for about .5 billion.
Brocade introduced also its first multiprotocol Fibre Channel router, the Silk Worm 7420.
Brocade also acquired Rhapsody Networks (a SAN virtualization startup company).Still a 128 port design, it was the first one which could operate as a single 128-port switch (a single domain).