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StorageTek Appoints Karl Koch as Senior Storage Consultant

  • 07 April, 2004 11:03

<p>SYDNEY Australia, April 7, 2004 -- StorageTek® (Storage Technology Corp., NYSE:STK) Australia / New Zealand, the storage services and solutions expert, has appointed Karl Koch as Senior Storage Consultant.</p>
<p>In this Sydney-based role, Karl is responsible for consulting and service delivery to StorageTek's customers. This includes responsibilities as a trusted advisor within StorageTek's rapidly growing storage Strategy &amp; Architecture practice and project management responsibilities.</p>
<p>Karl has over 20 years' data storage industry experience with specialist skills and knowledge in disk, SANs and high-performance storage systems. He is also an expert in high availability, business continuance and disaster recovery solutions.</p>
<p>"I bring a disk and high-performance perspective to StorageTek customers, offering them a complete range of information lifecycle management solutions," said Karl. "Today's disk systems provide new replication options which have day-to-day benefits in terms of improved availability and productivity in addition to disaster recovery and business continuance."</p>
<p>"Karl Koch brings a great depth of understanding of different vendors' infrastructure solutions to StorageTek's professional services organisation," said Philip Belcher, Managing Director for StorageTek Australia / New Zealand. "Karl makes a very valuable addition to our Strategy &amp; Architecture practice and strengthens our ability to provide professional services solutions for customers with multi-vendor environments."</p>
<p>In his 20 years in the data storage industry, Karl has held positions in Germany, the US, UK and Australia. He joins StorageTek after an 8-year stint with Sun Microsystems, where he was a Consulting Project Engineer with responsibility for storage architecture. Previously, he was a Corporate Technical Support Specialist with storage vendor EMC.</p>
<p>Karl has trained as an Oracle DBA and is an Associate Business Continuance Professional with the Disaster Recovery Institute International. He has state registered diplomas in Information Electronics and Data Processing from the German Naval Academy and a B.Sc in Biomedical Engineering from the German Academy of Medical Technology.</p>
<p>ABOUT STORAGETEK
StorageTek is a $US2 billion global company that enables businesses, through its information lifecycle management strategy, to align the cost of storage with the value of information. The company's innovative storage solutions manage the complexity and growth of information, lower costs, improve efficiency and protect investments. For more information, see www.storagetek.com.</p>
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<p>TRADEMARKS: StorageTek and the StorageTek logo are registered trademarks of Storage Technology Corporation. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of Storage Technology Corporation or other vendors/manufacturers.</p>
<p>MEDIA CONTACT:
Chris Bowes
Bowes Communications
+61 (0)2 9387 2332
cbowes@ozemail.com.au</p>

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