Storage Clips: Symantec president calls it quits

Former Veritas head Gary Bloom said he wanted to 'take a break.'

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Symantec president calls it quits
Symantec Corp. said on Monday that its president and vice chairman will leave the company. Gary Bloom, who came to Symantec with the Veritas acquisition, said he wanted to "take a break after almost 25 years in the high-technology industry." The company said Bloom would leave before the end of March and that it had no plans to fill the position as yet. Employees who reported to Bloom will now report to Symantec CEO John Thompson, the company said.

McData offers 10 Gbps director blade
McData Corp. announced the 10G bps Intrepid 6000 XPM Blade that allows storage administrators to use a single connection to move data up to 100 kilometers to a secondary location, and at speeds that are significantly greater than 2 Gbps solutions on the market, the company said. It is available now through IBM, Sun Microsystems and McData's network of channel and reseller partners. Hitachi Data Systems will offer the XPM to customers following product-testing completion.

FL&H picks NetApp
Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) announced that intellectual-property law firm Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP has chosen to consolidate its storage with NetApp's IP SAN.

Adaptec pushes data protection software
Adaptec Inc. announced that Adaptec SAS and SATA II IOP-based RAID products now come with data protection features, including RAID-6, multilevel array support and array manageability software.

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