CRN Storage News


  • EMC's Game-Changer
    EMC&'s rollout this week of its first all-out assault into the small business market with a new Insignia product line and a robust new Velocity SMB channel program is an absolute game-changer.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Joe Tucci, EMC
    “EMC” and “small business” have never really fit in the same sentence. But that is changing with this week's introduction of the company's Insignia SMB program, centered in part around its acquisition of Dantz. Joe Tucci, chairman, president, and CEO of EMC, talked about the program and EMC's first pure channel play with CRN Editor Heather Clancy, News Editor Steve Burke, and Senior Editor Joseph Kovar.
  • Infrant's ReadyNAS NV is designed, priced for small businesses, yet sports enterprise-class features


    NAS Ready For Small Biz
    So that small businesses can take advantage of storage offerings with a relatively low price-to-capacity ratio, Infrant Technologies aims to turn the storage market around with its new axiom, “big is small,” and its new ReadyNAS NV NAS box.
  • Hopes more speed will attract more customers


    IBM's iSeries Gets A Timely Makeover
    IBM last week refreshed its iSeries lineup with faster processors and a new operating system to better accommodate the nearly 600 new ISV applications added to the platform last year.
  • Vendor to release entry-level tape autoloader to channel earlier than expected


    Overland: Channel Version First
    Overland Storage is surprising its channel with a faster-than-expected introduction of an entry-level tape autoloader that is also expected to be sold to Dell on an OEM basis.
  • NetApp Unveils Two New VTLs
    Network Appliance is expected to introduce on Tuesday its first virtual tape library and in the process is helping its channel partners go to enterprise data centers with a product that complements customers&' existing storage infrastructures.
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet Startup Turns Toward Channel
    Neterion, a maker of 10 Gbit Ethernet adapters that has primarily relied on OEM sales including deals with IBM, Tuesday is launching a professional partners program with the aim of bringing on board 100 partners by the end of the year.
  • EMC Bolsters ILM, Compliance, IP Storage Offerings
    EMC beefed up its information life-cycle management (ILM) offerings with what it called the world's highest-capacity disk array and unveiled enhancements to its compliance appliance and IP storage products.
  • EMC: Great Year In 2005, New Products Thursday
    EMC Tuesday reported a strong fiscal year 2005 and its 10th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth and said that 2006 looks to be an even better year. During the earnings call, Joe Tucci, chairman, president and CEO of EMC, hinted at some new products that his company plans to introduce shortly.
  • SAS and SATA join forces in tiered storage solutions


    Double Standard: SAS and SATA
    Customers request servers or storage arrays with drives based on the serial-attached SCSI (SAS) standard for a variety of reasons. The fact that SAS is the latest and most sophisticated in performance is one. Its ability to cascade thousands of drives to one interface is another.
  • Small-Business Storage Gets Mac-Friendly
    Earlier this month at Macworld in San Francisco, several Apple Computer partners announced storage products that can help benefit small businesses that need to protect sensitive data while working on the Apple platform.
  • HP hopes its new partnering strategy leads to wedded bliss for its volume and value players


    Arranged Marriages
    Some solution providers are leery of saying 'I do' to HP's new strategy that calls for muliple partners to pursue individual accounts. The plan marries volume and value players, which vendors hope will result in a greater percentage of total IT spend.
  • BakBone Moves From Backup To Data Protection
    BakBone Software used its first-ever solution provider conference to rollout the latest version of its NetVault: Backup software with an emphasis on data protection, not data backup.
  • Former GovConnection Exec Joins Prism Pointe
    Four months after his departure from Rockville, Md.-based GovConnection, Jay Lambke has taken on the position of president for another company: global support and maintenance service provider Prism Pointe Technologies.

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