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Storage Clips: Symantec, Veritas plan integration

Symantec, Veritas announce integration team; Emulex intros HBA for IBM eServer BladeCenter; Former Veritas VP named Exanet CEO.

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Symantec, Veritas announce integration team
Symantec Corp. and Veritas Software Corp. announced the team responsible for managing the integration of the two companies. In addition, the companies have hired PricewaterhouseCoopers to provide merger and acquisition services related to infrastructure planning, and Bain & Company to help with the integration of functions involving customers. Ed Gillis, Veritas chief financial officer, will lead the overall integration planning and management for both companies. The joint teams for both companies will focus on outlining the technology road map, integrating the services and support organizations, and combining the finance and legal operations.

Emulex intros HBA for IBM eServer BladeCenter
Emulex Corp., a provider of Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) and embedded storage switches, announced a new Fibre Channel HBA designed specifically for IBM eServer BladeCenter environments. The LP1005DC is a dual channel, high performance HBA designed for use within the IBM BladeCenter, and is driver-compatible with Emulex's line of HBAs. The Emulex LP1005DC is qualified for use with the IBM HS20 and HS40 BladeCenter products in Windows and Linux operating system environments, and it will begin shipping this quarter.

Former Veritas VP named Exanet CEO
Exanet Inc., a provider of clustered NAS grid storage products, announced that storage and IT veteran Rami Schwartz has joined Exanet as CEO. Schwartz previously served as vice president and general manager of the application performance management business unit at Veritas. Under his leadership sales grew annually by over 50% year to year. Prior to Veritas, Schwartz held the position of executive vice president and general manager of Precise Israel and was a vice president at Amdocs. Before Amdocs, Schwartz ran one of the largest defense-related IT organizations in Israel. Schwartz takes over the CEO position from Dr. Giora Yaron, who served previously as both chairman and CEO. Yaron will continue in his role as chairman.

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