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Storage Vet Dances the Xambala

A stealthy startup specializing in XML processing has attracted a CEO from a big storage networking company, in a move that highlights the linkages between storage and other areas of IT data processing and management.

Xambala Inc., which is working on something called a "semantic processor" chip, announced today that its new chief is Mike Knudsen, a former QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QLGC) vice president who resigned from that company in April.

Prior to QLogic, Knudsen was VP and GM of network products at Toshiba Corp. (Tokyo: 6502), and VP of sales and marketing at Digi International.

At Xambala, Knudsen replaces Samba Murthy, the startup's founder and a veteran of the network processor heyday circa 1999. Murthy remains with Xambala as chief operating officer, overseeing the company's U.S. and India operations.

Knudsen joined QLogic in September 2001 as VP and GM of its computer systems group and took over as VP/GM of the network storage group the following May (see QLogic Expands Management Team and Senior QLogic Exec Resigns). As head of the network storage group, Knudsen was responsible for QLogics enterprise HBA and switch products, and its iSCSI strategy.

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