CRN Storage News

  • Content partners push HP back to the top of storage heap

    Products Good, Loyalty Better
    Not only is HP regaining market share in external storage systems, but it has also staged a remarkable worst-to-first comeback with its partners.
  • Disk-drive vendors find partner support is fundamental

    Responsiveness Wins Respect
    Loyalty helped Seagate clinch an ARC tie with last year's sole winner, Maxtor.
  • E-Mail Archiving Market Making A Comeback
    There are growing concerns regarding e-mail and data archival as e-mail records become increasingly important for regulatory and corporate compliance purposes. In a move to take advantage of this market resurgence, Plasmon, the developer of Ultra Density Optical (UDO), brought together a group of vendors around its optical disk technology.
  • For MSPs, Dealing With Hardware Is, Well, Hard
    If you&re breaking into the MSP game, watch out for hardware. Solution providers with MSP experience know far better than vendors that the wrong promises to customers concerning hardware can quickly become costly. Even if a vendor&s pricing scheme recommends charging “by the node,” avoid thinking in terms of managing the hardware—you&re not. You are managing the applications running across the hardware.
  • Backup Rivalry: Round 1
    The long-anticipated battle in the market for advanced Windows-based continuous data and system protection between Microsoft and Symantec has begun, and the stakes are high for partners and rivals of both companies.
  • Imation Plugs Disks Into Tape Libraries
    Imation is eyeing the large tape library installed base as a way to increase the use of disk-based backup with the introduction of a new hard drive and hard drive cartridge that physically and logically emulates tape technology.
  • System vendors look for partners to be faithful, leading many to weigh the value of exclusive relationships

    The Pros And Cons Of Vendor Loyalty
    System vendors look for partners to be faithful, leading many to weigh the value of exclusive relationships.
  • Sun To Detail Channel Program Changes
    Sun Microsystems is making a number of changes to its channel and loyalty programs in an efffort to eliminate confusion among its channel partners.
  • In Data Protection, Round One: Microsoft vs. Symantec
    Microsoft and Symantec have simultaneously launched their assault against each other in the potentially lucrative market for advanced backup and recovery of Windows desktops and servers. The stakes are high for partners of both companies. Microsoft's entree into the data-protection market comes less than three months after Symantec absorbed Veritas, which owns more than half of the Windows backup and recovery market with its flagship Backup Exec product.
  • Intel Funds Virtualization Upstart
    An upstart developer of data center virtualization technologies for the Windows platform on Monday detailed its product and channel plans, as well as investment from Intel.
  • Profit Vs. Growth
    Last month, one of our Fast Growth 100 list members, Acropolis Technology Group&s Tracy Butler, hit me with this warning: He might not make next year&s ranking because he&s worrying more about exercising tighter operational discipline than in the past.
  • ShadowRAM: September 26, 2005
    Oracle OpenWorld, or at least the Oracle OpenWorld crowd, was humongous this year—what with all those PeopleSoft, iFlex, Retek, Oblix, Siebel, TimesTen, G-Log, Insert-Recently-Acquired-Company-Name-Here people around.
  • VARs say purchase proves vendor's commitment to storage management

    HP Makes AppIQ Buy
    With its acquisition of AppIQ, Hewlett-Packard gains technology with the potential to automate a wide variety of data center tasks.