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Brocade Deploys Technology from CommScope In New Next-Generation Data Center and Corporate Campus

by david.nunes

CommScope’s Wired and Wireless Solutions Deliver Reliable, High-Speed, High-Performance Connectivity for Bandwidth Intensive Network Communications

RICHARDSON, TX, October 21, 2010 – CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has provided critical technology for Brocade’s new world-class data center and corporate campus in San Jose, California, including technology from CommScope’s portfolio of structured fiber and copper cabling as well as in-building wireless solutions to provide a reliable, high-performance backbone for bandwidth-intensive network communications.

CommScope’s wired and wireless solutions will play a key role in enterprise operations, enabling next-generation connectivity and network communication in Brocade’s data center as well as across the entire campus, including research and development labs. CommScope has helped Brocade achieve its goal of creating a data center that represents excellence in scalability, flexibility, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Copper patch panels and high-performance GigaSPEED® X10D copper cabling from CommScope’s elegant SYSTIMAX 360TM line of intelligent infrastructure solutions were deployed campus-wide as well as in the data center to ensure seamless network reliability. Incorporation of the SYSTIMAX LazrSPEED® 550 fiber solution into the data center ensures compliance with Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) OM4 standard for high-speed computing. CommScope also installed fiber shelf enclosures, vertical and horizontal managers. Additionally, CommScope’s In-Building Wireless Solution—including the ION-B® active distributed antenna system (DAS), HELIAX® coaxial cable, and Cell-Max® indoor antennas—is being used to provide ubiquitous wireless coverage to all the buildings on the new Brocade campus.  This system includes the necessary infrastructure for current cellular wireless services, future higher data rate wireless needs, and critical health and public safety wireless communication.

“With this next-generation data center, powered by a CommScope network infrastructure, Brocade is leading the industry in efficiency, scalability and flexibility. We are happy to have the opportunity to support this industry pioneer,” said Peter Karlsson, senior vice president, Global Enterprise Sales, CommScope.

“CommScope’s infrastructure solutions give Brocade non-stop networking, one of the key tenets of our Brocade One unified network architecture,” said Michael Hirahara, vice president, Global Real Estate, Facilities and Services, Brocade. “CommScope has helped Brocade achieve its goal of creating a data center that represents excellence in flexibility, sustainable design and technology innovation.”

Brocade consolidated three San Jose-area data centers into its new 5,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, decreasing the physical footprint requirement by 30 percent and decreasing its data center energy consumption by 37 percent. With standardized management of cooling, power management and space management, the data center is designed to significantly reduce operating expenses and deliver long-term cost savings.

Quick Links

· Brocade Data Center

· SYSTIMAX 360 Portfolio

· Wireless Solutions

SYSTIMAX, LazrSPEED and GigaSPEED are registered trademarks and SYSTIMAX 360 is a trademark of CommScope Inc.

About CommScope

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV; www.commscope.com) provides essential infrastructure that makes communication possible. We empower people to connect and communicate seamlessly where, when, and how they choose. Our solutions and services for wired and wireless networks enable high-bandwidth data, video, and voice applications everywhere—at home, at work, and on the go. Through every wave of technology, CommScope helps the world connect and evolve.  Backed by numerous respected brands such as Andrew®, SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise®, CommScope supports customers in more than 100 countries around the world through its focus on integrity, ethics, quality and technical innovation.

About Brocade

Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) develops extraordinary networking solutions that enable today’s complex, data-intensive businesses to optimize information connectivity and maximize the business value of their data. For more information, visit www.brocade.com.

News Media Contact:

Jane Ito, CommScope

+1 972-792-3208 or [email protected]

Investor Contact:

Phil Armstrong, CommScope

+1 828-323-4848

This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.  Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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