CRN Storage News


  • Critical Mass: Network Appliance Takes On Tier One
    For many years, Strategic Technologies (STI) president Mike Shook was quite satisfied partnering with storage-system providers Hitachi Data Systems and Sun Microsystems. The $100 million Cary, N.C.-based integrator regarded the two vendors as best-of-class in their respective data-center and midrange-storage segments. Successful businesses don't stand still, though, and STI is no exception.
  • VAR battens down hatches as hurricane season heats up


    Taking Storage By Storm
    It's a company's worst nightmare: Years of hard work and a solid technology infrastructure are in place, but then Mother Nature comes along and wreaks havoc on it. In the Southeast, that means one thing: hurricanes. And Brett McGill, vice president of IT at MarineMax, a boat retailer in Clearwater, Fla., takes them very seriously.
  • Storage vendor buys Rainfinity to extend virtualization technology


    EMC: Clear Skies For NAS
    EMC expanded on its strategy of virtualizing customers&' storage—this time focusing on the NAS side— with last week&'s acquisition of Rainfinity.
  • Joining Forces With Vendors
    When a solution provider is tightly aligned with a single vendor, partnering with that vendor on demand-generation activities makes more sense than ever. And last month, Hewlett-Packard set the tone for what may well be the new reality in the demand-generation dynamic between solution providers and system vendors.
  • Solution providers touted by vendor for increased enterprise sales


    HP Partner Push Pays Off
    Hewlett-Packard&'s efforts to forge tighter alliances with select enterprise partners appears to be working as a strong showing in enterprise storage and server products helped propel HP to a solid fiscal third quarter.
  • Healthy Profits For NetApp
    Network Appliance Wednesday reported solid gains for its first fiscal quarter but the numbers were off from original management estimates due primarily to a long sales cycle for a new line of storage appliances.
  • Dell Predicts Weak Government Revenues
    In an investor conference call Thursday, Dell CEO Kevin Rollins pointed a finger at the “soft” public sector in forecasted third quarter revenue coming in below expectation. Some solution providers wonder if the conservative numbers are actually the direct result of a go-to market strategy that runs counter to the government&'s latest approach to buying.
  • Overland Storage Hires New Channel Chief
    George Karabatsos, formerly the vice president of reseller channel sales and marketing of StorageTek, joined San Diego-based Overland on Monday, said Christopher Calisi, president and CEO of Overland.
  • Briefs: August 8, 2005
    Access Distribution has beefed up its IT and marketing services initiatives to solution providers. The Westminster, Colo., distributor renamed its services group IT Service Solutions and added more services representatives and signed DecisionOne as a services partner in its OneTech program to provide support on the IBM and Hewlett-Packard platforms, said CEO Anna McDermott at the distributor&'s New Frontiers Conference in Keystone, Colo., last week.

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