Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. is an American technology company specializing in data and storage networking products. Originally known for its leadership in Fibre Channel storage networks, the company has expanded its focus to include a wide range of products for New IP and Third platform technologies. Offerings now include routers and switches optimized for data center, campus and carrier environments, IP and Fibre Channel storage network fabrics; Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) andSoftware-defined networking (SDN) solutions such as a commercial edition of the OpenDaylight Project SDN Controller; and network management software that spans physical and virtual devices.