CRN Storage News

  • EMC Expands BPM Capabilities With ProActivity Acquisition
    EMC is expanding its business process management business with the acquisition of ProActivity Software Solutions, a developer of content management software for business process management software. EMC officials said the acquisition addresses a technology missing from EMC's BPM offering, which it received as part of its Documentum acquisition in 2003.
  • Deal to create nation's second-largest system builder

    Seneca Data Acquires CSI
    Seneca Data, the fourth-largest company on CRN's top 50 system builder list, has acquired Concentric Systems Inc. (CSI), the 11th-biggest player, in a deal that would create the nation's No. 2 custom-systems maker.
  • Backing Up Small Biz
    Iomega's REV Loader 280 ensures that small businesses don't have to settle for backup hardware that lacks performance.
  • Storage Solution: Secure For Takeoff
    Money Mailer, a direct-mail advertising company based in Garden Grove, Calif., was running out of space, and so it turned to solution provider Secure Data Group to expand its storage environment. Two SANs and half of a million dollar investment into its storage network later, and the company reports that the technology has changed the way it does business.
  • Dell Inks Removable Storage Deal With Tandberg
    Dell has signed an OEM agreement with Tandberg Data for low-cost removable storage drives and media, possibly making it the second major vendor to sign an OEM deal for removable hard drives aimed at replacing tape drives and cartridges.
  • Solution Provider Nexus Launches Storage Division
    Strong growth of its storage business has moved a solution provider to set up a new storage division to prepare for the next phase of growth. Plymouth, Minn.-based Nexus Information Systems, which has seen its storage practice grow from $0 to $6 million in five years, plans to develop dedicated sales and support resources for its storage practice in order to become more specialized as customers' storage needs grow.
  • Microsoft On Track For WinFS Client Beta 2
    Microsoft said it is on track to ship WinFS Client Beta 2 and offered up plans for a WinFS Visual Design Tool and Exchange synchronization adapter for WinFS at Tech Ed. Still no update for WinFS for the Windows Server
  • NetApp Finally Intros Storage Grid With Spinnaker Technology
    Network Appliance on Monday unveiled a high-performance computing enhancement to its Data ONTAP storage operating system, finally taking advantage of storage grid technology from an acquisition it made over two years ago. The storage vendor's new Data ONTAP GX operating system increases the scalability and performance of its network storage appliances by clustering multiple appliances together and striping individual files or data sets across multiple nodes.
  • HDS Unveils Centralized Digital Archiving Solution
    Hitachi Data Systems this week is joining the ranks of storage vendors offering a digital archiving solution with its new Hitachi Content Archive Platform, which allows content created by most types of applications to be archived into a common archiving repository and retrieved via a single archiving tool. The solution puts content from multiple sources into a centralized repository which enables a single tool to search all the content regardless of how created.
  • Double-Take Enhances Storage Software For Windows
    Double-Take Software is using this week's Microsoft TechEd conference to unveil new enhancements to its storage software aimed at improving the protection of data on the Microsoft platform, including better integration with MOM and SQL, and improved server platform support.
  • Storage virtualization, SOAs and open source: keys to the VAR advantage

    Moving Up Requires Tech Savvy
    When it comes to climbing your way up the VARBusiness 500, we all know it takes savvy sales know-how, customer care and a fair bit of schmoozing. But all the relationship-building in the world won't help if you haven't nailed the fundamentals.
  • QandA: Axonix's President On The Failure Of Media Center PCs
    Douglas Kihm is president and founder of Salt Lake City-based Axonix, which develops A/V servers for the residential, commercial and hospitality markets. He spoke with Digital Connect about the impact of IT technology on A/V products, the failure of Media Center PCs and the growing digital signage market.
  • Cutting Edge Brings iSCSI, NAS Software To Custom Systems Channel
    NAS and iSCSI appliance manufacturer Cutting Edge is looking to expand its business by setting up a new division dedicated to bringing its software to custom system builders looking to make their own storage appliances. The ANStor64 division of Cutting Edge, named after the company's ANStor64 Area Network Storage appliance software, wants to sell that software as a disk-on-module format that plugs into an IDE port on any industry-standard server to automatically turn it into a NAS, iSCSI, or combination appliance.