CRN Storage News


  • CDW Divvies Corporate Sales Team
    CDW is restructuring its corporate sales force from a centrally based organization to several geographically divided sales teams that can more effectively communicate with customers and local vendor reps, said CEO John Edwardson.
  • Bell Micro Shapes European Strategy
    At the Raymond James 2005 IT Supply Chain Conference Tuesday, Bell Microproducts CEO Don Bell disclosed the company's intention to acquire former 'arch-competitor' MCE, a $300 million distributor of disk drives and IBM enterprise storage, server and software products based in Munich, Germany.
  • ASI Expands Presence In Storage Market
    ASI cut its teeth as a PC components distributor, particularly selling hard drives. But now, the Fremont, Calif.-based company wants a bigger bite of the storage pie.
  • Solution Providers Carry CDP Message
    A mix of established and startup storage vendors are continuing to bring out new hardware and software solutions for continuous data protection.
  • Company will ship new line of appliances it OEMs from NetApp


    IBM's Midrange NAS Play
    IBM&'s announcement last week of a new family of midrange NAS appliances it OEMs from Network Appliance brought excitement to IBM&'s solution providers, but NetApp partners are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
  • EMC Rolls Out New Storage Products, Acquires Two Companies
    In a bid to bolster its software arsenal, EMC has released several new data-protection and SAN management packages while acquiring two companies that promise to flesh out the storage giant's information life-cycle management (ILM) portfolio.
  • Case Study: A Cure For The Common Paper Trail Problem
    When Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona wanted to abandon its hefty paper trail and go digital, solution provider Cutting Edge Solutions stepped in and helped the insurance firm find a digital imaging solution that would satisfy its processing needs.
  • Sun Unveils Encrypted Tape But Remains Cryptic About Storage Future
    At Forum 2005 in Washington this week, Sun Microsystems is launching a new enterprise tape drive with data encryption. The company, however, won&'t be taking advantage of that stage to shed some light on its storage plans in the wake of its integration of StorageTek.
  • HP Beefs Up PartnerOne Program
    Three years after launching its PartnerOne program, Hewlett-Packard has made some changes that the company says should make life easier for solution providers, while giving distributors a greater role.
  • Company also gives update on server, storage road maps


    HP Closes AppIQ Acquisition
    Hewlett-Packard on Monday said it has completed its acquisition of AppIQ and is now delivering a version of its Storage Essentials storage management software that integrates AppIQ-developed technology. HP also disclosed plans for its server and storage products.
  • Briefs: October 31, 2005
    Cisco Systems last week unveiled a forthcoming product lineup that aims to use IP to unite disparate two-way radio communications systems used by public safety, security, military and enterprise customers and tie them in with other devices.
  • New Open-Source Group Formed Without Key Players
    Storage vendors including IBM, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems are forming an industry group to develop an open-source storage software management platform, but some key players are noticeably absent.

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