CRN Storage News

  • Dramatic Turnarounds
    Each year, when CRN surveys the channel to identify the fastest-growing solution providers, we uncover plenty of stories of hard work, commitment, even drama. This year, one of the most dramatic stories we tell is that of Groupware Technology. Groupware is a Campbell, Calif.-based solution provider that came back from the brink of insolvency to grow a staggering 3,920 percent and land the No. 1 spot on our 2006 Fast Growth 100 List. How's that for drama?
  • IBM Brings $35 CDP To Retail, Tries To Get VAR Interest
    Anyone who thought of continuous data protection as an enterprise technology will have to think again thanks to IBM, which on Friday released its IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files for sale on-line at $35 per download.
  • AcXess Brings Continuity-As-A-Service Through VARs To SMBs
    AcXess is looking to develop a channel to bring business continuity as a service to small and midsize businesses that traditionally have not been able to consider ways to stay in operation in the wake of natural or manmade disasters. The company provides SMBs resilience for their critical IT infrastructure in the form of a managed service so that they can continue to operate in case of a disaster.
  • Hardware Sales Give Storage VAR Datalink 2Q Boost
    Datalink, one of the few publicly-listed storage solution providers, on Tuesday reported one of its best quarters ever, but said that the results were skewed at the end of the quarter with a couple of unexpected big sales. The company reported revenue for its second fiscal quarter, which ended June 30, of $39.8 million, up 39 percent compared to the $28.7 million reported last year. It was Datalink's highest second quarter revenue ever, and the best operating margins the company had since 2001.
  • New market moves in wake of StorageTek acquisition

    Sun Moves To Firm Up Storage Strategy
    Sun Microsystems is moving to solidify its storage strategy in the wake of last year's StorageTek acquisition through a long-anticipated distribution agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions.
  • Avnet, Arrow Pave Way For OpenView VARs
    Hewlett-Packard distributors Arrow Electronics and Avnet Partner Solutions are each putting their stamp on the vendor's wish to ramp up OpenView business through the channel.
  • Chip Price War On The Verge
    With the impending release of the Core 2 Duo processor on the heels of the successful Xeon launch, Intel's products are generating a new kind of buzz--and fanning the flames of a price war with rival AMD.
  • Symantec Expands Data Center Foundation Family
    At its first annual Vision Government conference since it merged with Veritas, Symantec formally announced the general availability of two new releases in its Storage Foundation and Cluster Server product lines, as well as plans to commercially release its Database Security Audit monitoring tool by the end of the year.
  • Exanet Adds CDP To NAS Clusters
    Exanet is adding continuous data protection (CDP) to its clustered NAS software in the next quarter, and is looking to the channel to bring the technology to market. The company plans to integrate its CDP technology to ExaStore, its flagship application that brings value to low-end commodity servers by tying any number together into a single NAS cluster.
  • Overland Ships Dreadnaughts
    Overland Storage on Monday finally unveiled its new ARCvault family of entry-level tape automation solutions aimed squarely at small businesses. The new tape automation devices, formerly codenamed Dreadnaught, includes a 12-tape autoloader and a 24-tape library, both based on half-height LTO-2 drives.
  • Putting Data In Its Place
    Compellent Technologies is bundling its software application for automating tiered storage with a hardware appliance in order to cut the complexity and cost of information life-cycle management technology.