Avamar Technologies Inc. announced the addition of Clint McVey as the company's senior vice president of product operations. McVey most recently served as the general manager/vice president of the Data Management Group at Veritas Software Corp. Prior to Veritas, McVey was the senior director of engineering at Seagate Technology.
It may be the natural shakedown following the megamerger between Symantec and Veritas last year, but there have been frequent changes in the Symantec/Veritas management staff in recent months with the announcement of several defections. These changes include former marketing, and mergers and acquisitions chief Nick Gault, who was hired at open source virtualization software startup XenSource in February; and Symantec's president and vice chairman Gary Bloom, who just said he wanted to "take a break" in January.
Accretive consolidates 10 cities with Availl
Availl Inc. announced that its customer Accretive Solutions has deployed Availl's continuous data protection software in remote and branch offices in 10 cities, spanning the U.S. from California to Texas to Accretive's Hauppauge, N.Y., headquarters. Accretive estimated the deployment saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars in IT staffing costs and WAN bandwidth.
IBM certifies Exegy
Exegy announced it has successfully completed interoperability tests between its data mining product and IBM's storage servers and was awarded TotalStorage Proven status at the "comprehensive" level, the highest status level available.
Dot Hill CFO resigns
Dot Hill Systems Corp. announced that its chief financial officer, Preston S. Romm, will resign from his position with the company, effective March 24, 2006. The company said, in a press release, that Romm had left "to pursue another opportunity." Romm's tenure with Dot Hill lasted seven years.