Brocade Selects Wipro Technologies for Engineering and Design Services

12/17/2003 - Wipro Technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), announced that Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Brocade®) (Nasdaq: BRCD) has selected Wipro to provide engineering and design services for Brocade at Wipro’s facilities in Bangalore.

Kumar Malavalli, one of the founding forces in Fibre Channel Technology, Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor at Brocade Communication Systems, Inc., inaugurated a Brocade offshore development center at Wipro Technologies in Bangalore on December 12th 2003.

“We are pleased to engage with Wipro in working on engineering projects and we anticipate a very successful working relationship,” said Malavalli. “Wipro’s expertise in designing storage solutions will be a valuable asset to Brocade as we develop innovative new products.”

Brocade offers the industry's leading intelligent platform for networking storage. Using Brocade solutions, organizations can simplify the implementation of SANs, reduce the total cost of ownership of data storage environments, and improve network and application efficiencies.

“Storage solutions will be the key technology enabler for the information age. The challenge would, however, lie in simplifying storage management, while driving down the total cost of provisioning, monitoring devices and the large number of applications that they support. We are proud to have been chosen to provide engineering and design services by Brocade, a world leader in this area,” said Ramesh Emani, President, Embedded & Product Engineering Solutions, Wipro Technologies.

Wipro Technologies is the leading engineering service provider in the storage domain and has been the engineering partner to large numbers of technology product companies for over two decades. Wipro’s matured software engineering processes and domain competence will help Brocade achieve time to market advantage and quality objectives.

About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. Wipro provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai and the National Stock Exchange, among others. More information is available at

About Brocade
Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) offers the industry’s leading intelligent platform for networking storage. The world’s leading systems, applications, and storage vendors have selected Brocade to provide a networking foundation for their SAN solutions. The Brocade SilkWorm® family of fabric switches and software is designed to optimize data availability and storage and server resources in the enterprise. Using Brocade solutions, companies can simplify the implementation of storage area networks, reduce the total cost of ownership of data storage environments, and improve network and application efficiency. For more information, visit the Brocade website at or contact the company at

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