Brocade Communications Systems


Brocade provides the industry’s leading platforms, solutions and services for intelligently connecting and managing IT resources in shared storage environments.

“Informatica PowerCenter is the standard for cross-enterprise data integration at Brocade.”

—Prasad Ramakrishnan, Manager, Business Intelligence and Data, Brocade Communications Systems


Business Need

Increase mobile sales force productivity by identifying, pursuing and closing deals for Brocade solutions.

Avoid developing Salesforce as a standalone silo.

Synchronize internal operational, HR and accounting data to Salesforce.

Leverage Salesforce data for operational and financial reporting and analysis.



Implement data services framework on top of enterprise data integration platform.

Tightly integrate Salesforce with on-premise operational and analytic systems.

Support master data management for cross-enterprise data consistency.


Solutions & Results

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.


Technologies Used

Informatica PowerCenter

Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively, without hand coding.

Informatica PowerExchange for Technology Standards

Reads data from a Web service source and writes data to a Web service target.

Success Stories

CA Technologies

Completed a Salesforce CRM migration in one third of the time and used fewer people than anticipated

Ultimate Software

Ultimate Software embeds Informatica iPaaS into its UltiPro to provide self-service data access


Using PowerCenter HP consolidated 85 data centers into three and reduced computing expenses by billions of dollars.