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MiCTA Selects Brocade as a National Vendor for Direct Equipment Purchases

SAGINAW, Mich., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MiCTA, a national, non-profit group purchasing organization located in Saginaw, MI, has named Brocade of San Jose, CA as an approved national vendor for direct equipment purchases. The Master Service Agreement will enable MiCTA members to purchase Brocade network equipment directly at a discount until 2016.

"MiCTA is pleased to welcome Brocade as an approved national vendor for direct equipment purchases," says Tim von Hoff, Chief Operating Officer of MiCTA. "Many of our members manage large, complex networks. Brocade provides a variety of technology solutions that are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of MiCTA's members."

"Organizations in government, healthcare and education have very specific IT challenges, and we are happy to support them with Brocade solutions, through our partnership with MiCTA.  Our goal is to assist customers in simplifying their networks and manage related costs, while helping them maintain a high level of service to their constituents," said Regan McGrath, vice president sales, Brocade.

Brocade's selection as an approved national vendor is the result of MiCTA's highly competitive RFP process, which evaluates products and services on behalf of its nationwide membership. MiCTA's master service agreements deliver substantial cost savings to its members and eliminate the need for MiCTA members to conduct their own expensive and time-consuming individual RFP processes.

About MiCTA
MiCTA, located at 4805 Towne Centre, Suite 100 in Saginaw, MI, represents thousands of higher education, K-12, healthcare, library, governmental and charitable entities. Nationally, MiCTA seeks to resolve common voice, video and data issues, provide helpful information, participate in legislative and regulatory telecommunications advocacy, and negotiate discounted purchase contracts for telecommunications and technology services for its members. Please visit the MiCTA Web site, http://www.mictatech.org.

About Brocade
Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. (www.brocade.com)

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