Storage Clips: EMC's Tucci gets hefty raise

EMC's CEO Joe Tucci more than doubled his compensation last year, according to the latest industry buzz.

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EMC's Tucci gets hefty raise
EMC's chairman and chief executive more than doubled his compensation last year for a total of $29.8 million, most of the growth due to $22.8 million in restricted stock in the company, which saw dramatic growth in sales and profits in 2005. Tucci will receive the stock payout if the company reaches a series of profit goals during the next three years.

Tucci's base salary for 2005 remained unchanged at $1 million; he collected a $2.15 million bonus.

Graham debuts tape-preserving data deletion
Atlanta-based Graham Magnetics, a division of eMag Solutions, announced the availability of a new process for full data eradication with servo track preservation on tapes. To date, high-density tape users have been unable to remove data without destroying the servo tracks necessary for tape operation. A new commercial process being offered by Graham within eMag's data eradication service will remove all data from 3590K, 9840 and LTO tapes but allow users to either reuse or resell the tapes afterwards.

BlueCoat adds WAN optimization
Blue Coat Systems Inc. announced its Multiprotocol Accelerated Caching Hierarchy (MACH5) product, which will accelerate applications over the WAN. MACH5 adds acceleration of both internal and externally hosted applications that use encrypted secure socket layer communication to the latest software for Blue Coat appliances.

Yellow Machine gets distributor
Anthology Solutions Inc., maker of the Yellow Machine storage appliance, announced an agreement with national computer products and consumer electronics distributor D&H Distributing to distribute the product through D&H's roster of consumer electronics and small business resellers.

Britannia picks StoreAge
StoreAge announced Britannia Building Society, the U.K.'s second largest mutual building society with more than £30 billion assets, has implemented StoreAge's Storage Virtualization Manager to manage data in its Oracle relational database management system and Solaris environments. Britannia chose StoreAge's product for its multiView snapshot and multiCopy replication features, according to a press release.

RecoveryPlanner partners with Par3
Notification services company EnvoyWorldWide, a Par3 company and Web-based business continuity provider RecoveryPlanner.com announced a new partnership that will incorporate Envoy's emergency notification services with Par3's disaster recovery and business continuity planning services. Par3-EnvoyWorldWide supports emergency communications by managing spikes in traffic and prioritizing time sensitive messages.

Enhance announces iSCSI
Enhance Technology Inc. announced it is expanding its UltraStor RAID storage appliances to include iSCSI SAN capabilities with the new UltraStor IP product line. The UltraStor IP uses SATA 3 Gbps disks and includes up to 220 MBps performance over a Gigabit Ethernet network.

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