CRN Storage News


  • Yet custom-system makers call this week's Vista launch a non-event


    Top OEMs Launch Vista PCs, Tools For Businesses
    Top OEMs this week launched Vista-Ready and Vista-Premium Ready PCs, tools and services for business customers. But system builders say Thursday's enterprise launch of Vista was a non-event.
  • Avnet To Team SAS With VARs
    Avnet Technology Solutions has signed a deal with SAS to bring the vendor's business intelligence applications to solution providers.
  • Another Dagger For Tape?
    While it remains premature to say the demise of tape as an archiving medium has arrived, its use is significantly declining, thanks to advances in software, significant increases in disk capacity and overall lower costs-per-gigabyte of storage.
  • NetApp Brings Replication, Fibre Channel To SMB Appliance
    Network Appliance this week is enhancing its StoreVault S500 SAN/NAS appliance with new data replication technology that VARs can take to midsize-business customers. The company also is adding Fibre Channel capability to the S500.
  • Cisco Intros Its First Pay-as-you-grow SAN Switch
    Cisco is looking to stake its claim in the small and midsize business SAN space with Monday's introduction of a new Fibre Channel SAN switch. With the launch, Cisco is stepping up its competition with arch-rival Brocade Communications Systems and technology partner and possible acquisition target QLogic.
  • Channel Contributes To NetApp's Strong Fiscal Q2
    Network Appliance is having a very good year, and its channel so far seems to be a major beneficiary. The storage vendor on Wednesday reported an increase of revenue of 35 percent over last year, with indirect sales channels accounting for 60 percent of those sales.
  • The Client: Brean Murray, Carret and Co.


    Demand Generator: Andrey Leonenko, Powersolution.com
    When e-mail slowdowns were threatening business, financial services firm Brean Murray, Carret and Co. turned to trusted solution provider Powersolution.com to solve the problem and keep the mail stream flowing.
  • Vendors Roll Out Products At VMworld
    Storage vendors wanting a part of VMware's virtualization business were out in force at this week's VMworld conference in Los Angeles, including EqualLogic and $5,000 spifs for VARs, and FalconStor with a new replication technology.
  • Apple Patents Hint At iPod Phone
    Two Apple patent applications published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office lend further weight to rumors of a forthcoming Apple mobile phone.
  • Nexsan Co-founder Lauffin Makes Exit
    Nexsan Technologies co-founder Diamond Lauffin is leaving the storage company after six years of building its channel, but he takes with him an industry reputation as a channel evangelist.
  • System builders left hanging, begin to question manufacturer's commitment


    Chip Shortage Threatens AMD's Channel Standing
    Advanced Micro Devices' shortage of Athlon 64 2X processors is hurting system builders across the board and could threaten the chip maker's longstanding partnership with the channel.
  • Calisi Out At Overland Storage
    Overland Storage Chairman Scott McClendon took over the president and CEO spots on Thursday in the wake of the departure of Christopher Calisi.
  • Westcon To Give VARs The Lowdown On Government Grants
    Westcon Group's three divisions this month plan to hold e-learning seminars on the federal government's E-rate program, which provides grants to fund telephone, Internet and IT infrastructure projects for schools and libraries.

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