CRN Storage News

  • CRN Interview: Art Coviello, President Of EMC's RSA Security Unit
    Art Coviello, the former CEO of RSA Security and president of EMC's new security division, is charged with building the division into a billion dollar business. In an interview with CRN this week at RSA's annual partner event in Phoenix, Coviello discussed how RSA will help EMC realize its goals for information lifecycle management and how channel partners will benefit.
  • QLogic Takes On Cisco With InfiniBand Acquisition
    QLogic is acquiring SilverStorm Technologies to become a full-line InfiniBand technology supplier as the market for high-performance computing starts to mature. The acquisition also will intensify the competition between QLogic and Cisco, which in April acquired InfiniBand technology developer Topspin.
  • Intel To Buy Nvidia?
    Shares of Nvidia jumped on rumors that Intel is looking to acquire the graphics chip maker, according to an analyst.
  • Brocade-McData Deal: FTC Wants More Info
    Brocade Communications Systems on Tuesday said the Federal Trade Commission is asking for more information and other material related to the storage vendor's proposed acquisition of McData.
  • Seagate Confirms Dual-Brand Strategy, Sees Price Wars
    Seagate Technology unveiled its new MobileMax line of mobile PC hard drives as part of a move to differentiate its legacy Seagate and Maxtor drive lines in the wake of its acquisition earlier this year of Maxtor.
  • Briefs: October 2, 2006
    Microsoft set off a furor among developers last week when it disclosed that Visual Studio 2005 won't be fully compatible with Vista and that older versions of Visual Studio won't be supported at all on Vista.
  • Adaptec To Ship New Unified NAS/SAN Appliances
    Adaptec next week plans to introduce three new network storage systems for small businesses and remote and branch offices featuring both NAS and iSCSI support. The three new Snap-brand storage appliances are aimed at the growing small business storage market.
  • Adaptec To Unveil New OnTarget Technology
    Adaptec next month is expected to unveil a device with built-in software to turn an industry-standard server into a combination NAS and iSCSI SAN array. With the expected release of its OnTarget technology next month, Adaptec joins a small group of vendors selling storage-specific operating systems embedded as firmware on a bootable module, called a disk-on-module (DOM) or, more commonly, a dongle. These modules plug into an IDE port on nearly any standard server, turning the server into a NAS and/or or iSCSI appliance.
  • Software Stuffs Personal PC In Flash Drive
    Startup RingCube Technologies on Tuesday launched Mojopac software, which can duplicate a user's Windows desktop, complete with applications and data, and stuff it into a USB flash drive, an iPod or even a cell phone.
  • CRN Interview: Don Bell, Bell Microproducts
    Bell Microproducts chairman, CEO and founder Don Bell becomes one of the elder statesman of the IT distribution industry with the retirement next week of Steve Raymund as Tech Data CEO. He recently spoke with CRN about the addition of former Ingram Micro president and COO Mike Grainger to Bell Micro's board and other initiatives at the distributor.
  • Leak-Detection Software Vendor Gets VC Funding
    PortAuthority Technologies now has an extra $18 million to tide it over until it becomes profitable thanks to a new round of venture capital funding. The company develops software and appliances to prevent what its calls "information leaks." It detects when certain data is made available outside of a company's protected data infrastructure and either quarantines that data, audits it, or encrypts it to prevent its access by unauthorized users.
  • Compellent Gets $15M In Venture Funds, Weighs IPO
    Compellent Technologies has an extra $15 million in the bank thanks to a new round of funding. It's money the Minneapolis-based developer of technology for implementing automated tiered storage really doesn't need to get to sustained profitability, but it will help the company as it moves towards a possible IPO next year.
  • Storage VARs: CommVault IPO Gives New Ammunition For Growth
    CommVault on Friday joined the ranks of the publicly-listed with the conclusion of its initial public offering. The Oceanport, NJ-based developer of Galaxy backup and recovery software and related technologies including snapshot management and recovery, remote replication, active data migration and archiving, and more priced its 11.1 million shares at $14.50.
  • Forsythe, HP To Ally On Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery
    Forsythe Solutions Group and Hewlett-Packard next month are expected to unveil an alliance to tackle customers' business continuity and disaster recovery needs which includes a hybrid mix of internal recovery products such as replication and outsourced products such as hotsites in order to offer customers a complete package.
  • HP latest to offer $5,000 NAS-iSCSI appliance

    SMB Storage Face-Off
    Hewlett-Packard this week is joining the A-list of tier-one storage vendors -- including EMC and Network Appliance -- by delivering $5,000 NAS-iSCSI appliances that are redrawing the battle lines in the small-business storage market.
  • Analyst: Hardware Spending To Recover
    Hardware spending is taking a bit of a dip this year, but is expected to more than recover next year, according to a new report from GCR Custom Research. GCR, which surveys about 100 different IT personnel weekly as part of its IT Watch service, said that while overall IT spending is up 6.2 percent this year compared to next year, hardware spending fell 1.3 percent.
  • AMCC To Ship Fast Desktop Storage Solution For Mac
    Applied Micro Circuits Corp. is releasing what it calls the fastest desktop storage device for the Macintosh market, and Apple solution providers consider the device's high performance welcome news.
  • At Tech Day event, PC giant also unveils extended alliance with EMC

    Dell Expects Nasdaq To Begin Delisting Process
    At Dell's Tech Day event in New York Chairman Michael Dell said he expects the Nasdaq stock exchange to begin delisting proceedings against the company. Dell CEO Kevin Rollins also unveiled an extension of the company's partnership with storage giant EMC.
  • IDC: EMC, Symantec, HP All Show Storage Software Slides
    While worldwide storage software sales grew by 8.6 percent year-over-year to reach $2.5 billion in the second quarter, several of the key players in the market, including EMC, Symantec, and Hewlett-Packard, actually saw their sales slip, IDC said on Monday.
  • Asigra Adds Free CDP To Remote Backup/Restore Software
    Asigra is adding continuous data protection to its software used by service providers to provide remote office and branch office backups. The company's new continuous data protection software provides real-time backup of data changes for small and midsize businesses with Windows, Linux, and Exchange environments.