CRN Storage News


  • 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.
  • IBM, NetApp Pact Bears More Fruit
    IBM will resell an IBM-branded family of NAS gateways and software made by NetApp, the latest move in their evolving relationship.
  • Nothing But Crickets
    All of the major security vendors last week were rushing to announce their new service offerings. The mad dash was prompted by Microsoft’s formal launch of its Windows Live OneCare all-in-one PC security service. Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro now are getting into the game. The only problem is not one of these vendors has a fully baked channel strategy. Channel-savvy Symantec at least is saying VARs and white-box builders will be included as part of the effort.
  • LSI, Adaptec Unveil Low-profile SAS Adaptors
    LSI Logic and Adaptec this week each introduced two low-profile Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) adaptors to make it easier for system builders to adopt SAS for a wide variety of entry-level and rackmount servers.
  • Partners: Sun Job Cuts A Good Start
    Sun Microsystems said on Wednesday that it is planning steep cuts in headcount and costs in order to return to profitability, leaving its channel partners wondering why the vendor hadn't done that long before.
  • IBM To Resell NetApp NAS Gateways
    IBM expanded its reseller agreement with NetApp on Wednesday by unveiling an IBM-branded family of NAS gateways and software made by NetApp. IBM also disclosed plans for rebranding other NetApp products.
  • Qualstar Unveils Enterprise Tape Library For The Channel
    Qualstar on Tuesday unveiled its first enterprise-class tape library, and is looking to the channel to compete against Sun Microsystems' StorageTek line. The vendor is one of the industry's few independent tape library vendors after Sun's acquisition of StorageTek and Quantum's acquisition of ADIC.

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