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Chris Mellor over at the Register reports that that Randy Seidl (ex SVP Sales for Sun in North America) is leaving the Oracle Sun family to become VP of HP’s Enterprise Storage, Servers (ESS) and Networking operation in the USA and Canada. Randy will report to ex-EMC storage head David Donatelli. Well some simple research uncovers that Randy Seidl also used to work at EMC as did his European counterpart, Garry Veale (VP HP Storage EMEA). Turns out Randy actually hired Garry into EMC back in 1986.

The storage industry is relatively small and three senior executives all coming from the market leading player is no big surprise, however it looks like HP have a ready to fly team and a big culture shock hurtling down the sales pipeline.