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Brief: HP nabs two high-level storage execs to run new division

Hoping to build on the momentum of its storage business, Hewlett-Packard has nabbed two high-level executives to lead its flourishing division.

Former senior vice president of product operations at Legato Systems, Nora Denzel, has been appointed vice president and general manager of HP's multi-billion dollar storage division. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company also recruited the former vice president of corporate Network Strategy for StorageTek, Don Kleinschnitz.

Denzel is credited with helping deliver the industry's first serverless backup capability for Storage Area Networks (SAN). Prior to her stint at Legato, she worked at IBM Corp. in a variety of technical and business roles, most recently as director of IBM's line of storage-management products.

Kleinschnitz recently joined HP's storage organization as general manager of HP's newest division, Storage Area Network Solutions (SAN - S). While at StorageTek, Kleinschnitz held managerial roles in both product and business development and served as vice-president, strategic marketing and alliances, SAN operations; vice-president and chief quality officer; director of program engineering; and director of the software line of business. HP said that Kleinschnitz has spent the past three years engaged in the architecture, development and marketing of SAN solutions.

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