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Quick Takes: NAS maker Snap gets new CEO

Industry veteran named president and CEO of Quantum's NAS spin-off; Eurologic packs Seagate 146G byte disc drives into its network storage systems; and DataCore qualifies SANsymphony software under LSI Logic certification program.

NAS spin-off Snap Appliance snags new CEO

Computer industry veteran Eric Kelly has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Quantum Corp.'s network-attached storage (NAS) spin-off, Snap Appliance Inc., provider of the Snap Server and Guardian NAS systems. Prior to Snap Appliance, Kelly was president of Maxtor Corp.'s Network Systems Group, a major supplier of NAS solutions. Kelly served as chief operating officer at iSyndicate Corp. and vice president of Dell Computer's Enterprise Group. He also has held senior-level executive positions at IBM, Connor Peripherals, and Diamond Multimedia Systems. Kelly earned a bachelor's degree in business management from San Jose State University, an MBA degree from San Francisco State University, and an International Executive MBA from Harvard University.

Snap Appliance Inc.

Eurologic makes a faster CAT

Boxborough, Mass-based Eurologic Systems Inc., a provider of network storage solutions for storage area networking, has made its family of network storage systems is available with Seagate Technology's new 146G byte disc drives, supporting 2T bytes of storage capacity in a 3U form factor. Fujitsu Siemens Computers, a European computer company, will soon offer its customers the Eurologic FibreCAT S80 with the new drives. Seagate's latest Cheetah disc drives feature Seagate second-generation Ultra320 SCSI and third-generation 2G-bit/sec Fibre Channel interfaces. The FibreCAT S80 is offered in individual designs or in a packaged solution such as easySAN from Fujitsu Siemens Computers. With the introduction of the Seagate 146G byte drives, the FibreCAT offers users up to 8.1T bytes of storage capacity.

Seagate Technology LLC.

Eurologic Systems Inc.

Fujitsu-Siemens Computers Corp.

Avnet Hall-Mark helps out storage VARs

Avnet Hall-Mark, a distributor of enterprise servers, storage, software and services and a division of Avnet Inc., based in Tempe, Ariz., announced a service for its value-added resellers (VARs) that analyzes and makes recommendations for improving storage networks. The service, Networked Storage Advisor, is made up of system tools, training and support to automate the front-end data collection of a storage assessment. The service was designed for storage consultants and architects to streamline the data collection and analysis process.

Avnet Hall-Mark

DataCore consolidates LSI arrays

DataCore Software Corp.

, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has qualified its SANsymphony software under LSI Logic Storage Systems' Certified Compatible program. SANsymphony software can consolidate multiple LSI Logic arrays into network storage pools managed from a single console, DataCore said. SANsymphony features automated storage provisioning and tiered storage domains for cross-platform computing environments. The company said it has joined the LSI Logic Storage Systems Certified Compatible program to ensure continued technical cooperation and interoperability between both companies. LSI Logic Storage Systems is also a member of the DataCore SANvantage Technical Partner Program.

DataCore Software Corp.

LSI Logic Systems Inc.

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