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Hitachi Vantara Federal closes Brocade classified contract transfer deal

Fresh off its recent rebranding, Hitachi Vantara Federal Corp. has closed its deal to take in Brocade's portfolio of classified contracts and other sensitive assets.

Terms of the asset transfer agreement remain undisclosed and the transaction also adds nearly two dozen technical engineers from Brocade, Hitachi Vantara Federal said Friday.

First announced in June, this deal coincides with news that Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom’s acquisition of Brocade also closed on Friday. San Jose, Calif.-based Brocade then decided to jettison its classified contracts because of that foreign ownership structure.

That classified portfolio includes work with intelligence agencies and those that work on functions of a "mission-critical nature," Hitachi Vantara Federal CEO David Turner told Washington Technology in June. Turner also called the transfer the most “significant single action we’ve taken” since Hitachi Vantara Federal's predecessor business started in 2013.

Hitachi Vantara Federal added sensitive data center networking, campus edge networking and storage area networking service maintenance contracts through the transfer.

Reston, Va.-based Hitachi Vantara Federal unveiled its current name in mid-October as a combination of the government market operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group and Pentaho.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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