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Sun Reshuffles Storage... Again

Sun has reshuffled its storage pack, moving key execs and overhauling its engineering strategy ahead of product announcements around disk, tape, and the vendor's server/storage "Thumper" hybrid. (See Sun Names New Execs.)

After less than a year in Sun's storage hot seat, David Yen will take over the vendor's newly created microelectronics division, focused on popularizing Sun's OpenSparc technology. (See Sun Creates OpenSPARC and Sun Expands SPARC.)

"That is David's background. He is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world on that subject," says Nigel Dessau, Sun's senior vice president of storage marketing and business operations.

Jon Benson, an 18-year StorageTek veteran, will assume Yen's old job as head of the vendor's storage business.

Sun, which has struggled to swallow its $4.1 billion StorageTek acquisition, has spent the last year or so trying to make sense of its storage business. (See Sun to Acquire StorageTek for $4.1B, Sun Returns to Profitability, and Sun Reveals Roadmap.)

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