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Brocade to acquire Strategic Business Systems

March 2008 by Emmanuelle Lamandé

Brocade announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Strategic Business Systems (SBS), a privately provider of IT professional services for medium-size and large enterprises in both the commercial and federal government sectors.

Founded in 2000, and headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, SBS is a provider of data center-focused professional services and has established partnerships with many of the industry’s largest providers of IT systems. SBS has a team of skilled consultants who provide technical expertise across a wide range of professional services practices, including storage, servers, security, networking, and virtualization services that address the requirements of enterprise data centers.

The SBS services complement the existing portfolio of Brocade professional services offerings, including:
- Data Center Fabric Infrastructure: Enables business agility and growth by providing a robust and flexible data management infrastructure
- Virtualization: Provides cost-effective, flexible, and efficient use of IT infrastructure across the data center
- Data Protection/Security: Helps ensure that data is safe and highly available to meet both business and compliance objectives
- Data Migration: Supports reliable data movement to make sure data is available wherever and whenever it is needed

The acquisition of SBS is expected to close in the second quarter of Brocade’s Fiscal Year 2008. Following the close, SBS will be managed as a wholly owned subsidiary within the Brocade Services, Support, and Solutions Division under the leadership of Brocade Vice President and General Manager Hugues Meyrath.

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