Kashya, Brocade Unveil New Data Replication/Disaster Recovery Application

SAN JOSE, Calif. ­ October 27, 2003 ­ Kashya, a leader in high-performance, cost-effective business continuity solutions, announced today it will demonstrate an enhanced, more flexible data protection platform for replication and recovery across remote locations in heterogeneous environments.

By combining Kashya¹s intelligent data protection solution with the Brocade SilkWorm® Fabric Application Platform AP7420 (SilkWorm Fabric AP7420), Kashya has created a universal solution for end-to-end data replication. Customers no longer have to worry about array incompatibility and cost of array based replication or host agents in traditional replication systems. The Kashya code running on the SilkWorm Fabric AP7420, together with the Kashya Data Protection appliance deliver flexible, heterogeneous and reliable business continuity to any distance for all mission-critical information, independent of storage and server platforms.

"By partnering with Brocade, we will be among the first to enable customers to elevate their storage infrastructure by adding intelligent network based data protection with a performance, reliability and cost efficiency that is unique in the industry," said Michael Lewin, CEO of Kashya. "The SilkWorm Fabric AP7420 enhances the ability of Kashya¹s intelligent data protection solution to provide for a world-class completely heterogeneous data replication and disaster recovery platform."

"The SilkWorm Fabric AP7420 is an ideal platform for applications such as Kashya¹s data replication and recovery application," said Dave Stevens, Brocade Vice President of Strategic Alliances. "New advanced fabric-based applications being developed for this platform will offer end-users significant improvements in data integrity, cost efficiency, and performance for data protection of their enterprise storage environments."

Kaysha will be demonstrating its network-based data replication solution running on the SilkWorm Fabric AP7420 for the first time at Storage Networking World in Booth No. 24 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida, October 27-30.

About Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Brocade 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, organizations can simplify the implementation of SANs, reduce the total cost of ownership for data storage environments, and improve network and application efficiency. For more information, visit the Brocade Web site at www.brocade.com or contact the company at info@brocade.com.

About Kashya Kashya¹s mission is to deliver enterprise-class data protection solutions. Using unique technologies and a whole new approach, the Kashya Data Protection Appliance enables the highest levels of data protection, addressing the problem of heterogeneous and long-distance business continuity. Kashya's technology was designed for unparalleled flexibility, efficient use of bandwidth, dynamic policy-based replication, and enterprise-class scalability and availability. Kashya has operations in San Jose, Calif. and Ramat Gan, Israel. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.kashya.com.

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