Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Brocade) is a supplier of networking equipment, including end-to-end Internet Protocol-based Ethernet networking solutions and storage area networking solutions for businesses and organizations of all types and sizes, including global enterprises, and service providers, such as telecommunication firms, cable operators and mobile carriers. Brocade offers a range of networking hardware and software products and services. Brocade products and services are marketed, sold and supported globally to end-user customers through distribution partners, including original equipment manufacturers, distributors, value-added resellers (VARs) and directly to end-users by the Brocade direct sales force. It operates in four segments: Data Storage, Global Services, IP Layer 2-3 and IP Layer 4-7/ Application Delivery Products. In February 2012, it expanded investment in the Asia Pacific region with the opening of a regional briefing center (RB) located in Singapore.