Today, Broadcom, a leading designer, developer and global supplier of semiconductor connectivity solutions, announced its intention to acquire Brocade. I want to share my perspective on this news.
As CEO, I have had the immense privilege of working with the Brocade team and community – including my colleagues, our customers and partners – as we have helped organizations begin to navigate through one of the most rapid periods of change and transformation in modern times. We set out to build a new type of networking company for the digital era, one that stretches from the core of the data center to the wireless edge, and that remakes the network into a platform for rapid service delivery and business innovation.
Having just completed the Ruckus acquisition, we were confident in our strategy, our team and our path forward. We were not looking to sell the company. However, when Broadcom approached us with a compelling offer, we had an obligation to consider that offer, along with other alternative opportunities. After careful consideration, we concluded that Broadcom’s offer was in the best interests of our company and its shareholders. Our goal is to continue to serve our customer and partner needs.
As part of this transaction, our Storage Area Network (SAN) business, will offer a strong complement to Broadcom’s offerings and capabilities, creating one of the industry’s broadest portfolios for enterprise storage. We believe that we will be able to further strengthen our OEM and partner ecosystem and help customers meet the next-generation network and storage requirements of digital business.
In terms of our IP Networking business, due to competitive overlap with some of Broadcom’s most important customers, Broadcom will seek a buyer for the business. We have built an attractive IP Networking portfolio, designed to enable customers to transform their networks into platforms for innovation. As we support Broadcom in its efforts to find a buyer, our goal is for the IP Networking business to continue to thrive and see to fruition its strategic vision.
With the support of our customers, partners and employees, we have created tremendous value, and we are committed to working closely with Broadcom to plan for the smooth migration of processes, service and support once the acquisition closes.
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