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WESTBOROUGH, MA and REDMOND, WA - October 2, 2001 - TidalWire Inc. and Advanced Digital Information Corporation announced today an expanded distribution and support relationship between the two companies. Under the agreement, TidalWire will offer ADIC Scalar 100 and Scalar 1000 storage networking libraries as part of TidalWire's comprehensive SAN solutions package designed for Enterprise SAN environments. TidalWire is the sole US distributor for ADIC's SAN Gateway storage appliances, which provide connectivity and management services that allow disk and tape resources to be integrated easily into storage networks.

"We are extremely pleased to be extending the relationship that we have had with TidalWire for our SAN Gateway technology to include our Scalar storage networking libraries," said Bill Britts, ADIC executive vice president of sales and marketing. "We originally chose TidalWire as a partner for delivering SAN technology because of their extensive knowledge of Fibre Channel products, their position as a leading value-added distributor for EMC and other Enterprise storage environments, and their leadership position in the delivery of SAN service and support. Our history of success has made this expansion a natural next step. Our joint customers will now have a single source for the industry's most advanced line of storage networking connectivity, management and data protection products and services, and they will enjoy a new level of confidence in the completeness of their SAN solutions."

"Expanding our relationship with ADIC is a great step forward for us at TidalWire," said President and CEO, Jeff Brandes. "We chose to offer the Scalar 100 and Scalar 1000 as our first tape library products because their integrated SAN support makes them work better in storage networks. The technology was designed for easier installation and maintenance, and to give higher levels of reliability and security. ADIC's reputation as an established storage technology leader with outstanding commitment to customer satisfaction also pairs well with TidalWire's expert knowledge of storage area networks and our goal to deliver the most comprehensive product and support solutions possible." ...ADIC profile, ...TidalWire profile


Milpitas, Calif., October 2, 2001 - LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc. today announced that the company has joined BMC Software's Application-Centric Storage Management™ (ACSM™) Consortium in order to jointly develop integrated storage solutions, align marketing opportunities, and strengthen key competencies via training and certification. ACSM helps customers manage all enterprise storage assets in order to optimize business processes. The solution is the first in the industry to give customers a comprehensive application view of all storage resources that impact their most important business processes.

"As one of the newest members in the ACSM Consortium, LSI Logic strengthens BMC's ability to deliver a storage solution that simplifies storage management while assuring business availability," said Chris Gahagan, vice president and general manager, Recovery and Storage Management Business Unit, BMC Software. "As a major developer and supplier of high-performance storage solutions for the open enterprise, LSI Logic adds tremendous value to the Consortium."

BMC Software is currently developing a Knowledge Module™ (KM) that integrates LSI MetaStor® E-Series storage systems with BMC Software's ACSM approach. ACSM provides storage area management for the storage enterprise. "Improving efficiency and reducing costs by consolidating storage and its management across the entire enterprise is of paramount importance, especially in the current economic environment," said Flavio Santoni, vice president of worldwide marketing for LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc. "We are very pleased to be working with BMC Software and the ACSM to lead the industry in enterprise-wide storage management."

The LSI Logic MetaStor family of storage systems scales a thousand fold, from 36 gigabytes to more than 39 terabytes of on-line data storage, and features advanced software for centralized administration, replication, virtualization and disaster recovery. In direct attach, SAN or NAS configurations, the MetaStor system can be connected to computers running Windows NT, Windows 2000, NetWare, Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, and/or IRIX operating systems. ...BMC Software profile, ...LSI Logic Storage Systems profile


ORINDA, CA —October 2, 2001— Dantz Development Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire Seattle-based Viathan Corporation, a software infrastructure company focused on storage virtualization. Larry Zulch will continue as Dantz CEO and president, and the Viathan Development Center will continue to operate in Seattle. With the acquisition of Viathan, Dantz will focus on solving a broad range of storage management issues, expanding beyond the data backup, archival, and restore tasks for which Retrospect has received wide acclaim. Over time, the combination of Dantz's Retrospect Backup software and Viathan's virtualization technology will enable the combined company to create products that set the agenda for storage protection and management software.

"We're excited about the capabilities that Viathan's virtualization technology can bring to our storage products and pleased to have it supplied by Dantz," said Philippe Spruch, chairman and CEO of LaCie, Ltd., a preeminent supplier of storage and other peripheral products. "Dantz is a long time partner of ours and has a consistent track record of delivering high quality software products."

Though financial details of the acquisition were not made available, Dantz will realize the immediate benefits of strong relationships with three top venture capital firms: SBVC, ARCH Venture Partners, and Madrona Venture Group, each of which led funding rounds in Viathan. ...Dantz Development profile


SUNNYVALE, CALIF., October 2, 2001 - Sanera Systems, Inc., a start-up building industry's first terabit, protocol transparent SAN switch, announced today that it has secured $38.3 million in second round financing. Enterprise Partners Venture Capital and Greylock Ventures led the funding. Current investors Storm Ventures, CMEA and E*Trade also participated in the second round funding validating Sanera Systems' vision. First round investors included Storm Ventures, CMEA, Acorn Venture Partners, E*Trade Ventures and angels who collectively invested $17.5 million in September 2000, bringing total venture funding raised to $55.8 million.

The company also announced that Alex Mendez, former Cisco Systems and StrataCom executive and founding partner of Storm Ventures, has been named interim CEO. In addition Bill Stensrud of Enterprise Partners Venture Capital and Charles Chi of Greylock Ventures will join the board of directors. The company was founded in August 2000 by industry veterans Raj Cherabuddi and Joe Chamdani, formerly with Sun Microsystems and Sudhakar Muddu, formerly with SGI.

According to International Data Corporation, the SAN switching market is expected to grow from $1.3 billion in 2000 to $5.6 billion in 2004. Director class switches are expected to be the fastest growing portion of the SAN switch market and will account for more revenue than any other segment by 2004.

"The primary reason fueling the SAN market is the compelling cost and performance advantages centralization and sharing creates," said Robert Gray, research director for IDC's Worldwide Storage Systems Research. "However, SANs are not easy to deploy and the various future competing transport protocols are confusing the market. Products, like Sanera's, promise a simplification of interoperability issues."

"The acceptance of SANs has been relatively low due to complexities in both implementing and managing networked storage. The evolution of multi-protocol switches with embedded management capabilities should greatly reduce the complexities associated with networking storage," said Nancy Marrone, senior analyst at Enterprise Storage Group.

"Networking storage has simultaneously introduced flexibility and new levels of complexity into the data storage environment," said Bill Stensrud of Enterprise Partners. "Sanera's products remove a significant portion of this complexity by essentially making the 'connectivity' aspect of a SAN completely transparent to the end user."

"In addition to securing $38.3 million in venture backing in an extremely difficult funding environment, Sanera has managed to attract top engineers and managers from the world's leading networking and systems companies such as SUN, SGI, Cisco, Intel, Lucent and Agilent among others," said Raj Cherabuddi, Sanera co-founder.

"Many venture-backed start-ups have often been headed by a visionary with an excellent technical background at a leading IT company. But it is highly unusual for a company to recruit managers representing most of the key players in the networking world and that gives Sanera an unusually strong head start. We're drawing on the strength of technical experts from a half-dozen networking giants, not just one," said Sudhakar Muddu, Sanera co-founder. The funding will enable Sanera to accelerate product development and expand its management, engineering, marketing and sales teams. ...Sanera Systems profile


Hoboken, N.J., October 2, 2001 - NSI® Software today announced it achieved Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Certification for its Double-Take' product, the highest level of certification for Windows 2000 applications. The certification validates that NSI Software's Double-Take product delivers the utmost levels of availability, reliability and supportability to Fortune 1000 companies looking to protect their business-critical data and applications. By identifying applications that adhere to the highest levels of quality and manageability, Microsoft Windows Datacenter Server Certification helps customers rapidly deploy new applications and eliminates many interoperability concerns. To achieve certification, Double-Take underwent rigorous testing conducted by VeriTest, including 48 continuous hours of stress testing to demonstrate its stability, and 24 hours of four-node cluster failover testing to demonstrate its high availability.

"Recognizing the trust customers place in their Microsoft environments, Windows Datacenter Server Certification helps ensure they achieve mission-critical levels of reliability by choosing applications that have undergone stringent testing and achieved our highest level of certification," said Bob Ellsworth, product manager, Windows .NET Server Solutions Group, Microsoft. "This achievement demonstrates NSI Software's commitment to delivering highly reliable solutions and providing world class support."

NSI Software's Double-Take combines continual real-time data replication and automatic failover capabilities to provide high availability, enhanced back-up and rapid disaster recovery. Boasting unmatched distance replication capabilities, Double-Take can cost-effectively move applications and data to an off-site location anywhere in the world without impacting network or system performance so businesses can continue uninterrupted.

"As companies across the nation focus on protecting business-critical applications and data, programs such as Microsoft's Datacenter Server Certification are important resources to reduce cost of ownership and speed deployments," said Bob Guilbert, vice president of marketing for NSI Software. "NSI Software is committed to meeting the highest standards to ensure Fortune 1000 companies have the tools they need to protect their businesses." ...NSI Software profile

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TidalWire and ADIC Announce Expanded Distribution and Support Relationship

LSI Logic Storage Systems Joins BMC Software's Application-Centric Storage Management Consortium

Dantz Development To Acquire Viathan Corporation

Sanera Systems, Inc. Garners $38.3 Million in Second Round Funding to Build Industry's First Terabit, Protocol Transparent, Storage Area Network Switch

NSI Software's Double-Take Achieves Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Certification

Zentra Computer Technologies Inc. Purchases The Enterprise Division Assets & Marketing Rights Of Rebel.Com Inc.

Kingston Releases Highest Capacity PC Card Storage Drive

WQuinn's StorageCentral SRM Wins W2Knews 2001 Target Award for Storage Management

Overland Data Raises Expectations for Fiscal First Quarter 2002

OTG Software Launches DISKxtender Database Edition - First Solution to Offer Transparent Access At Application And Query Level

TrelliSoft Announces International Distributors in Japan, Europe, Latin America

Intel Introduces Multi-Rate Solutions For Sonet And 10 Gigabit Ethernet Optical Networks

DAFS Collaborative Completes New Protocol Specification and Announces DAFS Implementers' Forum within SNIA

BakBone Announces Support for HP's Ultrium Tape Drives

Internet World Fall 2001 and StorageNet 2001 Postponed

CompactFlash™ Memory Available at Crucial Technology

Sanbolic announces Senior Account Manager

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Last week many storage manufacturers focused their press releases on warning shareholders about declining revenue, losses, etc and the uncertain business outlook before the third quarter closed. Things have gotten so bad in the commercial computer market that Nasdaq has changed its rules about delisting companies temporarily until January.

Gartner Dataquest has also analysed the state of the software market, and predicts that many software companies will see worse times ahead. The storage software market seemed to be recession resistant until recently. Does that still hold true? We'll see.

In the 4 weeks since the announcement of the HP/Compaq merger, some of the major market research companies like Aberdeen and Gartner have put together some more considered comments and analysis. They make interesting reading. I've added links to these in my own View from the Hill article which appeared earlier.

The cancellation of two major storage shows this week, the first week of October, has also caused confusion in PR circles. The carefully crafted press releases written around product launches at Internet World Fall 2001 and StorageNet 2001 have had to be rewritten. Those shows have been tentativelly rescheduled for December.

Following the practise of recent weeks, the products which were due to be launched at those shows will probably be put back to the next running event. That means European computer visitors at Stockage (France) last month, and Storage Expo (UK) this month, have been seeing products which have not even debuted in the US.

Marketers are reminded that web sites, like this one, are open for business 7x24x365 and reservations for new product launches are not necessary.
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Calgary, Alberta – October 1, 2001 - Zentra Computer Technologies Inc. today announced the purchase of Ottawa based Rebel.com’s Enterprise Division (assets and marketing rights to Enterprise Sales and Technical Services) thus forming a new wholly owned subsidiary, Zentra Solutions Inc. The Enterprise Division of Rebel.com Inc. is a leading provider of computers, computer storage and technical services in the Eastern Canadian marketplace. The division has annual sales of approximately $34 million and directly employs 20 employees with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal.

“We are very excited about Zentra’s future as a national solutions provider,” said Scott Wagner, President of Zentra Computer Technologies. “This acquisition will be an excellent fit with Zentra’s current operations and expands Zentra’s market opportunities from a regional level to a national level.” ...Zentra Computer Technologies profile


Fountain Valley, Calif., October 1, 2001 - Kingston® Technology Company, Inc announced today a new five Gigabyte (5GB) PC Card hard disk storage upgrade, the DataPak™ 5GB. The DataPak 5GB is a PC Card Type II compliant hard disk drive with a native storage capacity of five (uncompressed) Gigabytes.

The DataPak PC Card portable hard disk drive is a credit card sized 1.8 inch disk drive which fits into any Type II compatible PC Card slot such as those found in today's popular digital cameras, PDA, notebook/desktop systems and other digital equipment that host a PC Card slot. As the popularity of these products increase, so does the demand for more storage. Kingston is addressing the growing need for portable high-capacity, high performance, and more rugged hard disk drives in today's world of digital computing.

"Kingston has been able to increase the drive capacity by over two and a half times from our previous 2GB version," said Jason Jacobi, Director of Marketing, Kingston. "With the increasing support for Type II PC Card slots in digital equipment, DataPak is a perfect tool for the traveling executive that needs additional drive storage. For the professional photographer, the DataPak 5GB can store over 1,700 uncompressed 3.1 Megapixel high-resolution photos, making it a cost efficient storage solution," added Jacobi. ...Kingston® profile


Reston, VA - October 1, 2001 - W. Quinn, Inc., a Precise Software Solutions company (Nasdaq: PRSE) and a leading developer of storage resource and performance management software, today announced that its StorageCentral SRM® product has won the W2Knews™ Target Award as the best-in-class solution in the Storage Management category. StorageCentral SRM has won the award for this category every year since the program's inception three years ago. Truly representing the "people's choice," the annual W2Knews Target Awards competition is open to more than half a million qualified subscribers of the W2Knews e-mail newsletter. Over 2,000 Windows NT/2000 administrators, MIS managers, and Microsoft Certified Professionals, participated in this year's competition and voted on the best software products based on overall quality, features, and price. The award will be presented at the Microsoft Exchange & Collaboration Solutions Conference on October 1, 2001 in Orlando, Florida.

"Our customers vote with their dollars every day," stated Najaf Husain, WQuinn's president and chief executive officer. "Winning the Target Award three years in a row confirms our position as the leader in the market and simultaneously reflects our commitment to developing only the best solutions for managing data storage resources and optimizing server performance." ...W. Quinn Associates profile


SAN DIEGO – October 1, 2001 - Overland Data, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVRL) today reported that both revenue and earnings for its first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2001 are expected to exceed analyst estimates. Revenue for the quarter should exceed $39 million and the Company expects earnings for the first quarter to be in the range of $0.07 to $0.09 per share. The current consensus of Wall Street estimates for the quarter consists of $37.4 million in revenue and earnings of $0.06 per share. Overland plans to announce complete first quarter results after the close of the market on October 18, 2001.

"Although Overland's business in the eastern United States slowed as a result of the disruptions following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, elsewhere our business was strong throughout the quarter," stated Christopher Calisi, Overland's President and CEO. "We believe that many businesses will be reevaluating and strengthening their disaster recovery plans and that the market for automated tape backup solutions will see further improvement. Furthermore, we are pleased with the market acceptance of our recently released next-generation Neo series of tape libraries which is positioned at an attractive price point and offers state of the art features not enjoyed by our competition. Although cautious about these uncertain economic times, we are encouraged by our performance and remain optimistic about our future outlook given the potential for increased spending in the area of data storage and recovery." ...Overland Data profile


ROCKVILLE, MD - October 1, 2001 - OTG Software Inc. today announced its new, patent-pending storage management and access software for databases - DiskXtender® Database Edition (DXDB). DXDB offers a powerful solution to the problem of explosive growth of many enterprises' large databases, such as Oracle 8i. OTG's solution virtualizes database storage, reduces total cost of ownership and provides transparent access to both frequently and infrequently accessed data.

Database administrators face multiple challenges, including meeting user demand for access to large quantities of data, and increasing database performance, reliability and disaster recovery capability. DXDB enables administrators to address these requirements by integrating any combination of certified storage media into a robust storage management and data access solution. DXDB leverages OTG's storage virtualization technology for UNIX to provide a logical, segment-level view of stored data, enabling seamless end-user access without changes to queries or applications.

"Information is the lifeblood of business, and access to mission-critical information in databases is critical for a company's survival," said Richard Kay, president and CEO of OTG Software. "OTG's latest storage management solution, DXDB, helps enterprises immediately access critical information stored in databases. This solution is aimed at industries that rely on being able to access information when it is needed most, including telecommunications, healthcare and financial services."

Features include:-
  • Transparent Access to Virtually Infinite Database Storage
  • Increased Database Performance and Reliability
  • Enhanced Disaster Recovery
DiskXtender Database Edition is available now. Please contact OTG at 800-324-4222 for more information about the product, supported platforms and pricing. ...OTG Software profile


Glen Ellyn, IL – October 1, 2001 – TrelliSoft, Inc., an innovative provider of multi-platform SRM software today announced that it has signed agreements with international resellers: Applied Technology Corporation (ATC), which will distribute TrelliSoft software in Japan; and SAN Solutions, which will distribute TrelliSoft software in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. ATC is also TrelliSoft's first customer in Japan. As the first TrelliSoft customer in Japan, ATC will use StorageAlert/OS to monitor and manage storage for its corporate operations.

ATC president and CEO, Noriyuki Yarimizu states, "We chose StorageAlert/OS for our internal operations to ensure that we maximize the investment we have made in storage hardware by reclaiming wasted space and to prevent storage related downtime, which is unacceptable in a customer-oriented business like ours."

The reseller agreement, which gives ATC non-exclusive rights to sell and support StorageAlert/OS in Japan, is an important milestone for TrelliSoft, as it marks its first reseller outside North America.

"We are excited to have ATC—a company with a 17 year history and more than 600 customers—distribute our products in Japan," said Steve Donovan, president and CEO of TrelliSoft. "ATC has clearly shown its commitment to the TrelliSoft product line by its internal use of the software, the training and translation efforts it has already begun, as well as its aggressive plans for marketing and sales."

SAN Solutions, a Madrid-based integrator of SAN solutions, has signed an agreement to distribute the TrelliSoft products in Spain, Portugal, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. ...ATC profile, ...SAN Solutions web site, ...TrelliSoft profile


AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 1, 2001 - At the European Conference on Optical Communications today, Intel Corporation introduced a new optical networking subsystem designed to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet and OC-192 SONET/SDH communications on a single line card. Intel also announced the world's first complete CMOS Physical Medium Dependent (PMD) chipset for 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) applications.

The Intel solutions support two key data transport standards for high-speed networks -- SONET/SDH and 10 Gigabit Ethernet and provide investment protection to both telecommunications equipment manufacturers and their customers, the telecom service providers. SONET/SDH is the primary optical data transport standard deployed today in the telecommunications industry. However, 10 Gigabit Ethernet is becoming a desirable option for metropolitan area networks because it offers similar bandwidth at significantly lower cost.

"This technology allows our customers to take advantage of the convergence of data rates at 10 Gbps in metropolitan area networks," said Michael Ricci, vice president and general manager of Intel's Optical Products Group. "Early adopters will reap the benefits of the co-existence of SONET and Ethernet. As Ethernet migrates into metropolitan area networks, changing protocols will be as easy as flipping a switch."

The TXN13303 is currently sampling and will be in full production in the first quarter of 2002. ...Intel profile


Woodside, CA - October 1, 2001 -- The DAFS Collaborative today announced several significant developments: completion of Version 1.0 of the DAFS protocol specification; submission of the DAFS specification to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards body; and creation of the DAFS Implementers' Forum within the SNIA to act as the successor organization to the DAFS Collaborative. The charter of the new DAFS Implementers' Forum will be to: foster a collaborative ecosystem of vendors focused on the delivery of DAFS-based solutions; expand market awareness of DAFS as a storage networking technology; identify and promote the distribution of DAFS reference implementations; engage ISVs and customers on requirements for DAFS integration into data center applications; plan and demonstrate the interoperability of DAFS solutions on relevant transports; and determine the need and appropriate venue for further technical progress on DAFS-related APIs.

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From Megabyte's Glossary - Direct Access File System (DAFS) protocol. The DAFS protocol is a new file access protocol, specifically designed to take advantage of standard memory-to-memory interconnect technologies such as VI (the Virtual Interface Architecture) and InfiniBand in high-performance clustered data center environments. DAFS enables applications to access network interface hardware without operating system intervention, and carry out bulk data transfers directly to or from application buffers with minimal CPU overhead.



POOLE, DORSET- October 01, 2001 - BakBone Software announced today it is supporting Hewlett-Packard Company's HP Surestore Ultrium 230 and 215 tape drives. BakBone enables quicker installation and faster performance for its NetVault customers and creates a higher confidence level in recommending and creating new sales opportunities for linear tape-open (LTO) drive manufacturers and resellers. BakBone's state-of-the-art Interop Lab tested HP's tape integrated with NetVault to ensure reliable performance. BakBone's NetVault is a modular storage management solution with the ability to scale from workgroup to enterprise. NetVault's collective approach optimises and synthesises storage, server, client and network resources to give unparalleled backup speed.

"Bakbone's Interop Lab worked extensively to test HP's Ultrium tape drives with NetVault," said Randy Batterson, VP of Alliances and OEMs, BakBone Software. "HP's Ultrium tape drives combined with NetVault's modular architecture and flexibility will address customers' demands in network and information management storage. Working with industry-leading technology partners like HP, BakBone continues to strengthen its position in the storage management industry."

"Testing and verifying HP's Ultrium tape drive products to work with BakBone's NetVault backup software allows us to offer powerful, reliable, high-performance backup to enterprise customers," said Jan Bell, vice president and general manager, HP Network Storage, North America. ...BakBone Software profile

Editor's notes:- Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology was developed jointly by HP, IBM and Seagate to provide a clear and viable choice in an increasingly complex array of tape storage options. The Ultrium format is the "high capacity" implementation of LTO technology. See also:- the LTO (org) web site.



October 1, 2001 -Internet World Fall 2001 and StorageNet 2001, originally scheduled for this week, have been postponed till December. These are just the latest computer shows which have been affected due to the terrorist attacks on September 11th. For current information on the new dates and venues, click on the events link above.


Meridian, Idaho, October 1, 2001 - Crucial Technology today announced a product line extension to include Type I CompactFlash memory cards - small, removable storage cards used in a variety of electronic devices, including digital cameras, handheld computers, and digital music players.

"Crucial's customers bank on the fact that we make it easy and inexpensive to get the quality memory technologies they need," said Scott Heimgartner, Product Marketing Manager at Crucial. "Now that handheld electronic devices and digital cameras are so popular, expanding Crucial's product line to include CompactFlash cards is a logical step."

CompactFlash cards are designed with Flash technology, a non-volatile storage solution that does not lose its information once power is removed from the card. CompactFlash memory is noiseless, considerably lighter, consumes less battery power, and much more rugged than a rotating disk drive. Crucial offers CompactFlash memory in seven different densities: 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 48MB, 64MB, 96MB, and 128MB.

Customers receive a 10-percent discount when ordering the cards online through Crucial's Memory Selector™ program, a proprietary Web tool that makes it easy for customers to match the right memory with their electronic devices. The Memory Selector™ program is available online at www.crucial.com. ...Crucial Technology profile


Watertown, MA, October 1, 2001 – Sanbolic, Inc. today announced the appointment of a new executive as part of expanding the company's growth potential and focusing on sales. Mario Mummolo, a key employee, will serve as the company's Senior Account Manager. Mummolo is responsible for developing and maintaining a Sales account plan in conjunction with management goals and strategies as well as obtaining approval and providing approval of plan, qualifying opportunities, and establishing customer commitments.

Prior to joining Sanbolic, Mummolo was Marketing Manager at Cambex, and EMC/Clariion, where he was responsible in the launching and business development of mission critical SAN solutions as well as related Fibre channel products. ...Sanbolic profile

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