CRN Storage News

  • 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.
  • 5 Storage Standouts
    Here are five storage companies from the CRN Emerging Vendors list that solution providers should take a closer look at.
  • HP To Adds To Storage Lineup
    Hewlett-Packard is expanding its blade server storage offerings and making it easier for new SAN customers to implement storage networking technology.
  • Seagate Unveils Encrypted Notebook Drive
    Seagate Technology on Monday announced another attempt at making a market for encrypted hard drives and said it would start shipping units to notebook makers early next year.
  • A new technology, expected to hit the market this year, will change the way data is stored, recorded

    Dawning Of Holographic Media
    An emerging technology called holographic storage is expected to soon make its way into everyday life. Designed for long-term data archiving and regulatory compliance, the first generation of cartridges will hold 300 Gbytes of data.
  • VARs often get caught in the middle between emerging vendors and consolidation

    Channel Relationship: How Long Can It Last?
    The value of emerging vendors can be short-lived, as many are acquired by larger vendors or soon become overdistributed.
  • BenQ Suffers Losses, Looks To Sell Assets
    BenQ said it lost $600 million in the first nine months of the year and intends to sell some of its non-core assets to recover from a costly and futile effort to turnaround the cell phone business it acquired from Siemens.
  • VARs React To Wave Of Server Appliances
    The number of special purpose storage and storage-related server appliances coming to the channel continues to grow, giving solution providers looking for easy-to-deploy point solutions new ways to tackle customers' issues.
  • VAR Offers Leasing, Asset Disposal Services To Other VARs
    Insight Investments, a multi-faceted solution provider, is looking to bring its leasing and asset disposal expertise to smaller solution providers looking to expand their customer offerings. That message appealed to one small solution provider who recently closed its doors and, with three employees move to become a part of Insight.
  • IBM Takes E-mail Archive Bundle To Microsoft Channel
    IBM is building an e-mail archiving appliance based on a variety of its hardware and software components, and plans to offer it to solution providers through its own and Microsoft's channels. As part of the agreement, Microsoft will recommend the solution to its channel partners in addition to its own solution providers, and will help match non-IBM solution providers who need help on the solution with IBM-authorized partners.
  • Ellison's Pillar Data Moves Downscale, Upscale
    Targeting a broader base of potential customers, Pillar Data Systems is downscaling its high-end storage software and hardware, designed for consolidating multiple applications and tiers of storage.
  • Storage vendor delves into a new focus with its Insignia product line, geared toward the SMB space

    EMC Enters A New Arena
    As if the channel needed another reminder, once again vendors and their partners are opening their eyes to the profit potential of the SMB market, something EMC made headlines with in February.
  • Interested in digital signage? Don't forget to look at the big picture. Yes, there are challenges, but for those offering a full solution, the rewards can be great.

    Screen Time
    The digital signage market is ready for its close-up and the potential opportunities are everywhere: hospitals, casinos, restaurants, movie theaters, corporate environments—the list goes on. Poised to fuel $2 billion in revenue by 2009, the space is a prime-time opportunity for solution providers able to sell into this market.