Brocade Communications Systems LLC, a Broadcom Inc. company (“Brocade”) and Data-Shield Limited (“Data-Shield”), have reached a settlement regarding use of Brocade’s Fabric Operating System for Fibre Channel Storage Area Networking products whereby Data-Shield has undertaken not to provide its customers with FOS upgrades, unless it complies with Brocade’s support policies and Brocade’s End User License Agreement. Such compliance includes ensuring end users’ switches are entitled to FOS upgrades, via a support contract. Support contracts for Brocade switches can be purchased directly from Brocade or via an authorized support partner. FOS upgrades are licensed by Brocade only for use on switches with a valid support contract and in accordance with Brocade’s End User License Agreement.
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