CRN Storage News


  • Upgrade Notebook Storage On The Quick
    Hitachi's Travelstar 2.5-inch Internal Hard Drive 2-in-1 Notebook PC Upgrade Kit provides quick upgrades along with a portable storage device that contains a backup copy of the data.
  • Do SMBs stand to gain the same benefits from systems virtualization as large companies or are they just too small? VARs weigh in.


    Analysis: Can a Customer Be Too Small For Virtualization?
    Are SMBs too small to reap the benefits of virtualization, or do they stand to benefit just as much as enterprises? Just how small is too small to go virtual?
  • CA Targets Midmarket With Channel-Only Pledge
    Computer Associates Monday took the wraps off a new midmarket-focused business unit that will enlist the aid of the vendor's channel partners to drive sales of recovery management solutions.
  • Review: HP Makes SMB Storage An All-In-One Affair
    Hewlett-Packard's StorageWorks All-in-One Storage Systems, earmarked for SMBs and branch offices, make it easy for solution providers to get into disk-based network storage without having much storage expertise.
  • Digitiliti Goes Public, Brings Managed Storage To Channel
    Digitiliti, a provider of remote enterprise data vaulting services formed by a former storage solution provider, next week officially plans to unveil unlimited scalability in terms of the amount of data it can handle for customers. Digitiliti, which last week became a publicly-listed company on the Pink Sheets thanks to a reverse merger, is also recruiting solution providers to bring its service to customers large and small.
  • Nexsan Revs Up $7.5M Channel Push
    Nexsan Technologies has picked up $7.5 million in venture funding with an aim toward helping push its Assureon product line through the channel.
  • Intel Brings Dual Quad-Core To Storage And Server Builders
    Intel this week unveiled its first quad-core-based storage server in a bid to give system builders a common platform on which to build either network storage devices or servers with a large internal storage capacity. The company's new "Makay Creek" is a 2U rack mount enclosure powered by one or two quad-core Intel Xeon 5300 processors with room for up to 12 SAS or SATA hard drives and up to 32 Gbytes of memory.
  • Sony Spruces Up Data Backup
    Backup devices always seem to be a step behind hard drives in terms of capacity. But Sony's new AIT-5 tape drive offers more than a terabyte of capacity per cartridge.
  • VARBusiness' State of Technology survey finds storage VARs are missing out on services opportunity


    Zzzzz: Storage VARs Asleep At The Services Switch
    Storage VARs that add services to their businesses pave an avenue for growth and recurring revenue. Yet not nearly enough are seizing the moment.
  • Storing It All Up For You
    One of the longest-running debates in the channel revolves around whether today's storage vendors are really doing everything they can to leverage the solution provider community.
  • Siafu Rolls Out Storage Appliances For Small Businesses
    Siafu Software wants to invigorate the entry-level iSCSI market with a new series of appliances sporting enterprise storage features and priced starting under $4,000. And it plans to give some of those appliances free to solution providers and their customers.
  • Industry Insight: Time Is Running Out For IPv6
    Much like the Y2K problem that saw government and the private sector work together to fix the century-rollover time change for computers, the IPv6 expansion will require a partnership between government and industry.
  • Adaptec Rolls Out New Snap Channel Program
    Adaptec on Wednesday unveiled a new channel partner program the company said is aimed at establishing its Snap Server NAS line as a leading brand in the channel, but one of its top solution providers suggested the company invest more in developing brand recognition among potential customers.

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