CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • Adaptec Unifies SAS And SATA
    Adaptec's PCIe-based Ultra320 SCSI single-channel HBA controller gives system builders lots of flexibility when building storage devices, since it can mix and match with SAS and SATA drives and devices.
  • Digital Sign Of The Times
    Digital signage involves more than just sticking a large screen in the middle of a lobby or airport. Besides understanding the technology, VARs deploying these solutions must keep this in mind: It's ultimately about communication.
  • Although initial deal sizes aren't huge, margins are up and potential for recurring services is rising


    Printing/Imaging
    Though the average deal size in the printing/imaging arena is nothing to brag about, the ongoing services proposition makes this segment well worth it, the 2007 CRN Profitability Study finds.
  • AMD To Launch 3.0 GHz Dual-Core Opterons
    Just months before launching its first quad-core processors, Advanced Micro Devices is sqeezing more value out of its dual-core architecture by launching 3.0 GHz Opteron processors that deliver maximum performance.
  • GovernmentVAR Product of the Week: Mobile Edge Manager
    Blue Vector Systems released its Mobile Edge Manager appliance, which incorporates wireless cellular data and WiFi network access to any RFID reader, enabling data integration, local business logic processing, and over-the-air reconfiguration.
  • A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors


    VARBusiness Tech Watch
    A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors
  • Dell Probe Finds 'Evidence Of Misconduct'
    A Dell internal probe into accounting and financial reporting has found "evidence of misconduct," and board members are trying to figure out whether the company will need to restate past earnings.
  • Panel: Why The Government Is Hesitant About SOAs
    Rather than introduce an SOA solution that would require customers to rip and replace, solution providers should tackle one process or component of the infrastructure at a time, according to a panel of vendor executives at the Synnex Red, White and You government conference.
  • Stratus, NEC Collaborate On Quad-core Fault-tolerant Servers
    Stratus Technologies and NEC have collaborated to unveil their first quad-core fault-tolerant servers with an aim towards using virtualization to increase system availability far beyond the "five-nines" gold standard. Stratus' ftServer 6200 and NEC's Express5800/320Fc are based on the same hardware platform, with the main differences between the two stemming from included software and differences in the vendors' approach to the channel.
  • Intel Preps Six Penryn CPUs For 2007, Nehalem CPUs For 2008
    Intel announced plans to begin production of its first six "Penryn" processors in 2007 that will offer a 20 percent performance and speeds beyond 3GHz and plans to debut its next generation "Nehalem' micro-architecture in 2008 that provides dynamic scaling of cores, threads and cache, on die memory controller and graphics engine
  • Intel, AMD Ready Steep Price Cuts
    Intel and Advanced Micro Devices next month plan to unveil significant price cuts on their current fleet of processors as they prepare to go to battle in the quad-core market.

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