CRN Storage News

  • Cutting Edge Brings iSCSI, NAS Software To Custom Systems Channel
    NAS and iSCSI appliance manufacturer Cutting Edge is looking to expand its business by setting up a new division dedicated to bringing its software to custom system builders looking to make their own storage appliances. The ANStor64 division of Cutting Edge, named after the company's ANStor64 Area Network Storage appliance software, wants to sell that software as a disk-on-module format that plugs into an IDE port on any industry-standard server to automatically turn it into a NAS, iSCSI, or combination appliance.
  • IBM, NetApp Pact Bears More Fruit
    IBM will resell an IBM-branded family of NAS gateways and software made by NetApp, the latest move in their evolving relationship.
  • Nothing But Crickets
    All of the major security vendors last week were rushing to announce their new service offerings. The mad dash was prompted by Microsoft’s formal launch of its Windows Live OneCare all-in-one PC security service. Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro now are getting into the game. The only problem is not one of these vendors has a fully baked channel strategy. Channel-savvy Symantec at least is saying VARs and white-box builders will be included as part of the effort.
  • LSI, Adaptec Unveil Low-profile SAS Adaptors
    LSI Logic and Adaptec this week each introduced two low-profile Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) adaptors to make it easier for system builders to adopt SAS for a wide variety of entry-level and rackmount servers.
  • Partners: Sun Job Cuts A Good Start
    Sun Microsystems said on Wednesday that it is planning steep cuts in headcount and costs in order to return to profitability, leaving its channel partners wondering why the vendor hadn't done that long before.
  • IBM To Resell NetApp NAS Gateways
    IBM expanded its reseller agreement with NetApp on Wednesday by unveiling an IBM-branded family of NAS gateways and software made by NetApp. IBM also disclosed plans for rebranding other NetApp products.
  • Qualstar Unveils Enterprise Tape Library For The Channel
    Qualstar on Tuesday unveiled its first enterprise-class tape library, and is looking to the channel to compete against Sun Microsystems' StorageTek line. The vendor is one of the industry's few independent tape library vendors after Sun's acquisition of StorageTek and Quantum's acquisition of ADIC.
  • Cisco Invests In File Virtualization Developer NeoPath
    Cisco has invested in NeoPath Networks, a small developer of software for virtualizing file storage, but that developer is discounting -- for now -- the possibility of an outright acquisition even though two of its competitors have been acquired recently.
  • Seagate Completes Maxtor Acquisition
    Seagate Technology has completed its $2 billion acquisition of Maxtor earlier than expected, a move that will hasten further consolidation in the hard-drive industry.
  • NetApp Moves Up the Storage Food Chain
    While the key suppliers of high-end storage, such as EMC, Hitachi Data Systems and IBM, have been busy refreshing their midrange offerings, the company best known for its midrange systems--Network Appliance--has moved up the food chain with its largest-scale storage platform to date.
  • Briefs: May 22, 2006
    EMC has consolidated its managed storage services and Microsoft services capabilities under a newly-created EMC Global Services organization. The group, under Executive Vice President Howard Elias, brings together EMC’s customer service, technology solutions, professional services, consulting and customer education programs.
  • VARs Conflicted Over Latest EMC Takeovers
    EMC’s $135 million acquisition of Kashya this month gives the storage giant enterprise-class data replication for heterogeneous storage environments, as well as continuous data protection software.
  • QandA: NetApp CEO Takes Aim At SMBs, EMC
    Network Appliance two weeks ago introduced its first enterprise-class array and next month plans to unleash a new SMB product line, dubbed StoreVault, exclusively for the channel. Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of NetApp, spoke about these initiatives in an interview with CRN.
  • Tandberg Gives Things A Boost
    Tandberg Data now is offering one of the smallest and most advanced tape drives on the market: The Tandberg 22LTO, which is half the size of typical drives, but with comparable capacity.
  • Sun's Schwartz Spars With Gartner Analysts
    Despite having taken a beating in the stock market during the past few years, Sun Microsystems actually is in an enviable position. At least, that's what CEO Jonathan Schwartz would have us believe.