Brocade sells network adapter business to QLogic

Enterprise networking vendor Brocade has sold its network adapter business to QLogic.

The divestment of network adapter business is part of strategy to focus on meeting the data center networking needs of customers through next-generation fabrics and software defined networking.

Brocade and QLogic will work together to affirm their commitment to the storage area networking industry, collaborate on the development of the next generation Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology, and strengthen the Fibre Channel vendor ecosystem.

Brocade and QLogic did not disclose the financial terms of the sale.

Brocade Communications Systems

This divestiture includes the entire Brocade network adapter product portfolio:  Brocade 1860 Fabric Adapters; Brocade 815/825 and 415/425 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters; Brocade 1010/1020 Converged Network Adapters and HBA and CNA mezzanine adapters for select OEM partners.

Ken Cheng, chief technology officer and vice president of Corporate Development and Emerging Business at Brocade, said: “This transaction benefits our customers through the two companies firmly committing to the success of the current Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology as well as Gen 6 technology, which is now in development.”

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