CRN Storage News


  • Chip maker inaugurates first channel effort for VARs, integrators


    AMD Goes Commercial
    Advanced Micro Devices is for the first time supporting VARs and integrators with a dedicated channel program, as the microprocessor maker works to deepen its penetration into the commercial market.
  • New Orleans solution provider Jim Perrier drives this point home: Things may never be the same for his business, his customers or his city, but life goes on


    No Easy Street
    Jim Perrier sets off to work in an old Toyota 4-Runner every morning that his wife keeps begging him to replace. He keeps saying no because he likes the truck and, besides, you don&t get rid of something just because it&s a little banged up. That&s the way it is in Louisiana.
  • CRN reaches out to 10 solution providers to see how their lives and businesses have fared


    Measuring The Toll
    When Hurricane Katrina cut its swath of destruction through the Gulf region it threw solution providers from Louisiana to Alabama into disarray.
  • Mobile Helps Fuel Intel Earnings
    Intel Tuesday reported an earnings increase of 5 percent for the third quarter, driven primarily by processor sales, particularly in the mobile space.
  • Overland partners concerned about hostile takeover bid


    ADIC-Overland Battle
    ADIC has launched a hostile bid to acquire storage rival Overland Storage.
  • Seagate Breaks Into Half-Terabyte Drive Market
    Seagate has begun shipping half-terabyte hard drives into the channel, following Hitachi to the 500-Gbyte mark, but the vendor is stretching its five-year warranty program to cover a broader technology lineup.
  • ADIC Makes Hostile Bid For Overland
    ADIC, which in August purchased just over 9 percent of San Diego-based Overland's shares, said in an SEC filing on Tuesday that it wants to acquire all of Overland.
  • Microsoft's Longhorn app publishing different from Citrix


    Citrix CEO QandA: Longhorn Challenge, SMB, and Partners
    QandA With Citrix President and CEO at Citrix iForum in Las Vegas. Citrix Senior Vice President of Worldwide sales and services John Burris and newly apppointed channel chief Mitchell parker also attended the meeting at Mandalay Bay.
  • Offers enterprise capabilities to SMBs


    IBM Adds SMB Managed Services
    IBM will upgrade its SMB Express portfolio this week, rolling out a slew of managed services and targeted vertical solutions for smaller customers.
  • Content partners push HP back to the top of storage heap


    Products Good, Loyalty Better
    Not only is HP regaining market share in external storage systems, but it has also staged a remarkable worst-to-first comeback with its partners.
  • Disk-drive vendors find partner support is fundamental


    Responsiveness Wins Respect
    Loyalty helped Seagate clinch an ARC tie with last year's sole winner, Maxtor.
  • E-Mail Archiving Market Making A Comeback
    There are growing concerns regarding e-mail and data archival as e-mail records become increasingly important for regulatory and corporate compliance purposes. In a move to take advantage of this market resurgence, Plasmon, the developer of Ultra Density Optical (UDO), brought together a group of vendors around its optical disk technology.
  • For MSPs, Dealing With Hardware Is, Well, Hard
    If you&re breaking into the MSP game, watch out for hardware. Solution providers with MSP experience know far better than vendors that the wrong promises to customers concerning hardware can quickly become costly. Even if a vendor&s pricing scheme recommends charging “by the node,” avoid thinking in terms of managing the hardware—you&re not. You are managing the applications running across the hardware.
  • Backup Rivalry: Round 1
    The long-anticipated battle in the market for advanced Windows-based continuous data and system protection between Microsoft and Symantec has begun, and the stakes are high for partners and rivals of both companies.
  • Imation Plugs Disks Into Tape Libraries
    Imation is eyeing the large tape library installed base as a way to increase the use of disk-based backup with the introduction of a new hard drive and hard drive cartridge that physically and logically emulates tape technology.

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