CRN Storage News


  • NetApp CEO Explains Why He's Going After The Data Center
    Network Appliance has put its strongest foot forward to date toward becoming a tier-one player. The storage vendor this week is rolling out its FAS6000, a high-end storage platform that will take on the likes of DMX from EMC and TagmaStore from Fujitsu. NetApp CEO Dan Warmenhoven talked up the decision to go up-market in a recent interview with VARBusiness senior editor Jeffrey Schwartz.
  • Vendor debuts FAS6000 arrays this week


    NetApp Makes Move For Enterprise SAN
    Network Appliance is throwing down the gauntlet at EMC and Hitachi Data Systems with plans to take on those competitors in the enterprise-class array space.
  • EMC Boosts CX Performance
    EMC this week is introducing its new Clariion CX3 series of midrange storage arrays and delivering on recent promises by EMC Chairman, President and CEO Joe Tucci to refresh its Clariion line with not just a bump in performance, but with a whole new architecture.
  • This portable, high-capacity digital media box runs quickly, quietly on common hardware, free software


    Build an Inexpensive Mini-Media Box
    This portable, high-capacity digital media box runs quickly, quietly on common hardware, free software.
  • IBM targets service-oriented architecture apps for mainframes; major ISV campaign planned


    SOA Meets Big Iron
    In the world of software, service oriented architectures, or SOAs, are the rage. Now IBM wants to make its mainframes the hub by which SOA-based applications are hosted and managed.
  • Virtual Livelihoods
    One of the biggest challenges the CRN Test Center faces is quickly setting up systems to test products. To date, we have relied heavily on disk-imaging software such as True Image Server from Acronis. The downside to that method is it still requires a hands-on approach—booting the system with rescue media and providing a path to the image file.
  • Quantum To Acquire ADIC
    Quantum plans to acquire Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC) for about $770 million. The deal would make Quantum the third-largest tape automation vendor after Sun Microsystems and IBM.
  • XChange Government Integrator Gets Under Way
    The second annual XChange Government Integrator event has kicked off in Washington, D.C., drawing together more than 250 attendees who serve the public-sector market. Starting out this morning, Symantec provided qualified solution providers and systems integrators with an exclusive tour of its Security Operations Center (SOC) in Alexandria, Va. -- one of only five nationwide.
  • Sun Quarterly Product Launch To Focus On Storage
    Sun Microsystems is focusing its quarterly product launch, scheduled for Tuesday, on storage with the unveiling of new security and virtualization products and details about its Honeycomb and Thumper projects.
  • 'Contactual' Agreement
    CRN Test Center engineers agree the Contactual OnDemand Contact Center will, in fact, reduce the costs and eliminate the risks companies face when deploying customer service automation solutions.
  • EMC Gets Smarts To Automate Storage Management
    EMC on Monday introduced new software--obtained in last year’s Smarts acquisition--to help automate storage management, including tools to do root-cause analysis across a SAN and show the interdependence between storage infrastructures and customer applications.
  • Among products is StorageWorks Continuous Information Capture


    HP Preps New Data Life-Cycle Offerings
    Hewlett-Packard is filling in the holes in its information life-cycle offerings by taking advantage of recent OEM deals and acquisitions.
  • Special pricing, partner rebates accompany new Insignia releases


    EMC Bundles Up For SMBs
    EMC continues to push into the small-business space with special pricing and a $500 rebate to solution providers that take the vendor’s e-mail and data-protection bundles to their smaller clients.
  • Exabyte Equals Extra Durability And Capacity
    Ideal for SMB use, Exabyte's new VXA-172 Packet Drive will give customers the greatest ROI on their hardware investmentand solution providers will still profit by performing upgrades down the road.
  • CRN Interview: HP CEO Mark Hurd On His Plans For the Channel
    Moving into his second year at the helm of technology giant Hewlett-Packard, CEO Mark Hurd sat down with Robert Faletra, CMP Channel Group president and CRN columnist, for an unprecedented conversation on his views of where the channel fits into his long term plan for HP, including Hurd’s efforts to increase the percentage of HP products that solution providers sell in a solution.
  • Company will show of its own 'Falcon' plug-in, MySQL 5.1 release.


    MySQL To Outline Plug-in Plans, Database Upgrade
    At its user conference next week, MySQL plans to outline its plug-in architecture that allows VARs and developers to use specialized storage and transaction engines suited for their workloads. The company also is slated to highlight MySQL 5.1, a point upgrade of its open-source database.

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