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Storage Clips: Adaptec to sell systems business

Adaptec announced it intends to divest its systems business made up primarily of assets from the Snap Appliance and Eurologic acquisitions it made in the past two years.

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Adaptec divests systems business
Adaptec Inc. announced its intention to divest its systems business, saying it plans to sharpen its focus on serial-attached SCSI and SATA components as well as RAID and storage software. The division, an $80 million annual run rate business that includes assets gained through several acquisitions, including network NAS vendor Snap Appliance, which was acquired in July 2004 for $100 million, and block systems hardware and software subsidiary Eurologic Systems, bought for $30 million in March 2003. The company has retained Credit Suisse First Boston to help it sell the business.

Applimation announces Siebel application archiving
Applimation Inc. announced that Siebel Systems Inc. has validated Applimation Informia Archive with Siebel versions 7.5 and 7.7. The Informia Archive provides archive/purge and XML data retirement for production databases. With the Siebel user interface, it will identify inactive data and archive it in online history tables.

Copan announces capacity upgrade
Copan Systems announced that its MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) platform, the Revolution 200T, will now hold more than 2.5 petabytes of customers' data. Copan said it also plans to launch three more new products, including remote replication capabilities, for its MAID system this year.

KOM Networks awarded patent
KOM Networks announced it has been awarded a U.S. patent for its software that restricts operations, such as file delete and file overwrite to storage mediums. The patent can be applied to various storage management applications, such as long-term archiving and compliance, the company said.

Revivio names CEO
Continuous data protection startup, Revivio Inc. announced the appointment of Terry Leahy to the position of president and CEO. Most recently he served as the CEO of Amherst Technologies, and previously as CEO of reseller Stream International.

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