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Finally, one year after Broadcom announced the intention acquire Brocade the deal is completed: Broadcom Limited announced that it has completed its acquisition of Brocade. With the close of this transaction, Brocade’s storage area networking (SAN) business is now a highly strategic part of Broadcom’s enterprise storage portfolio.

This is also an important milestone toward Broadcom completing the proposed divestiture of Brocade’s Ruckus Wired (ICX) and Wireless business to ARRIS International PLC (“ARRIS”). ARRIS has stated that it expects to close its acquisition once final regulatory approvals are complete.

Brocade’s Data Center Switching, Routing, and Analytics (SRA) business (SLX, VDX, MLX, Automation and Visibility) and its software networking businesses (vRouter, vEPC, vADC, and SDN Controller) were divested by Brocade prior to the close of Broadcom’s acquisition of Brocade and are not part of the Broadcom acquisition:

  • AT&T announcement (vRouter), July 7, 2017
  • Mavenir announcement (vEPC), July 31, 2017
  • Pulse Secure announcement (vADC), August 1, 2017
  • Lumina Networks announcement (SDN Controller), August 7, 2017
  • Extreme Networks announcement (SRA), October 30, 2017

For more information, please refer to the Broadcom Acquisition Announcement Partner FAQ.


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