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Storage Clips: Maxtor chief resigns

Maxtor chief leaves post, new CEO named; Avamar unveils new version of Axion; Engenio releases backup and recovery guides.

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Maxtor chief resigns, new CEO named
Maxtor Corp. announced that Paul Tufano, president, CEO, and acting chief financial officer of the company, has resigned effective immediately. This follows the resignation of Michael Bless as CFO just one month ago. In addition, the Milpitas, Calif., hard disk drive maker named Charles M. Boesenberg lead director. Boesenberg is chairman and CEO of Santa Clara, Calif.-based computer infrastructure management software provider NetIQ Corp., and has been a member of Maxtor's board since 2003. Dr. C.S. Park has been appointed CEO effective immediately. Park was most recently a managing partner at H&Q Asia Pacific and was president and CEO of Maxtor from 1995 to 1996. Maxtor is expected to announce the appointment of a new CFO by the end of November.

Avamar unveils new version of Axion
Avamar Technologies Inc. a provider of data protection products, announced the general availability of disk backup appliance Axion version 2.1. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that it has responded to input from the company's mid-tier and enterprise customers and that Axion v2.1 offers improved manageability with enhanced remote monitoring, reporting and integration.

Axion v2.1 also provides the ability to backup AIX files and file systems, SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 databases, and Exchange 2003 email messages, folders and databases. According to the company, Axion v2.1 now offers the flexibility to choose from server and storage vendors including Dell PowerEdge, IBM eServer xSeries servers and TotalStorage FAStT storage systems, HP Proliant servers, StorgeWorks MSA disk arrays and EMC Clariion arrays.

Engenio releases backup and recovery guides
Engenio Information Technologies, based in Milpitas, Calif., announced the release of two new solution guides. The guides are designed to maximize data availability while running backup and recovery operations supporting Microsoft Exchange with SANtricity Snapshot, Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy service or in SATA storage environments. The guides provide detailed instructions to ensure that the Microsoft Exchange backup and recovery process is managed efficiently behind the scenes without disrupting e-mail management services.

XLink releases Data Recovery Bin
XLink Technology Inc., a Milpitas, Calif.-based software developer in disk-based backup and network connectivity, announced the release of EzOpenBackup Plus software for Windows 2000/XP/2003 systems. EzOpenBackup Plus is a disk-based backup software that includes the ability to save files between scheduled backups. The Data Recovery Bin feature keeps all changed files of the source folder before the next backup so that lost or damaged files can be replaced by a prior version. The company says that Data Recovery Bin eliminates the risk of data loss from human error including accidental file deletions, overwrites and file corruptions or disaster strikes such as virus attack or accidental power off.

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