After using Salesforce to boost the productivity of its 300 global salespeople, Brocade, the leading provider of solutions and services for shared IT storage environments, realized the web-based application could also power its enterprise-wide data services framework. To make it happen, Brocade needed to integrate Salesforce seamlessly with its back-end systems.


  • Implement data services framework atop enterprise data integration platform
  • Tightly integrate Salesforce with on-premise operational and analytic systems
  • Support master data management for cross-enterprise data consistency
Informatica PowerCenter is the standard for cross-enterprise data integration at Brocade.
— Prasad Ramakrishnan
Manager, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Group
Brocade Communications Systems


  • Saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in deployment and maintenance costs
  • Increased developer productivity tenfold
  • Deployed solution ten times faster than custom coding
  • Ensured data consistency for more accurate decision-making

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