CRN Storage News


  • Parallel Universe
    If you really want to know what&'s going on in tech, just breeze past the vendors and find yourself a VAR.
  • 'Dreadnaught' for sale by channel, maybe Dell


    Overland Scales Down Tape Arrays
    Come next February, Overland Storage plans to hit the channel with new entry-level tape libraries that many in the storage industry also expect will be sold by Dell.
  • CDW Divvies Corporate Sales Team
    CDW is restructuring its corporate sales force from a centrally based organization to several geographically divided sales teams that can more effectively communicate with customers and local vendor reps, said CEO John Edwardson.
  • Distribution strategy in flux after Tech Data deal terminated


    Sun's Strategy Shift
    Sun Microsystems&' distribution strategy is in flux as the company steps back from the small-business server arena and ponders its relations with new distributors inherited with its acquisition of StorageTek.
  • Bell Micro Shapes European Strategy
    At the Raymond James 2005 IT Supply Chain Conference Tuesday, Bell Microproducts CEO Don Bell disclosed the company's intention to acquire former 'arch-competitor' MCE, a $300 million distributor of disk drives and IBM enterprise storage, server and software products based in Munich, Germany.
  • ASI Expands Presence In Storage Market
    ASI cut its teeth as a PC components distributor, particularly selling hard drives. But now, the Fremont, Calif.-based company wants a bigger bite of the storage pie.
  • Solution Providers Carry CDP Message
    A mix of established and startup storage vendors are continuing to bring out new hardware and software solutions for continuous data protection.
  • Company will ship new line of appliances it OEMs from NetApp


    IBM's Midrange NAS Play
    IBM&'s announcement last week of a new family of midrange NAS appliances it OEMs from Network Appliance brought excitement to IBM&'s solution providers, but NetApp partners are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
  • EMC Rolls Out New Storage Products, Acquires Two Companies
    In a bid to bolster its software arsenal, EMC has released several new data-protection and SAN management packages while acquiring two companies that promise to flesh out the storage giant's information life-cycle management (ILM) portfolio.
  • Case Study: A Cure For The Common Paper Trail Problem
    When Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona wanted to abandon its hefty paper trail and go digital, solution provider Cutting Edge Solutions stepped in and helped the insurance firm find a digital imaging solution that would satisfy its processing needs.
  • Sun Unveils Encrypted Tape But Remains Cryptic About Storage Future
    At Forum 2005 in Washington this week, Sun Microsystems is launching a new enterprise tape drive with data encryption. The company, however, won&'t be taking advantage of that stage to shed some light on its storage plans in the wake of its integration of StorageTek.

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