CRN Storage News

  • Virtual Livelihoods
    One of the biggest challenges the CRN Test Center faces is quickly setting up systems to test products. To date, we have relied heavily on disk-imaging software such as True Image Server from Acronis. The downside to that method is it still requires a hands-on approach—booting the system with rescue media and providing a path to the image file.
  • Quantum To Acquire ADIC
    Quantum plans to acquire Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC) for about $770 million. The deal would make Quantum the third-largest tape automation vendor after Sun Microsystems and IBM.
  • XChange Government Integrator Gets Under Way
    The second annual XChange Government Integrator event has kicked off in Washington, D.C., drawing together more than 250 attendees who serve the public-sector market. Starting out this morning, Symantec provided qualified solution providers and systems integrators with an exclusive tour of its Security Operations Center (SOC) in Alexandria, Va. -- one of only five nationwide.
  • Sun Quarterly Product Launch To Focus On Storage
    Sun Microsystems is focusing its quarterly product launch, scheduled for Tuesday, on storage with the unveiling of new security and virtualization products and details about its Honeycomb and Thumper projects.
  • 'Contactual' Agreement
    CRN Test Center engineers agree the Contactual OnDemand Contact Center will, in fact, reduce the costs and eliminate the risks companies face when deploying customer service automation solutions.
  • EMC Gets Smarts To Automate Storage Management
    EMC on Monday introduced new software--obtained in last year’s Smarts acquisition--to help automate storage management, including tools to do root-cause analysis across a SAN and show the interdependence between storage infrastructures and customer applications.
  • Among products is StorageWorks Continuous Information Capture

    HP Preps New Data Life-Cycle Offerings
    Hewlett-Packard is filling in the holes in its information life-cycle offerings by taking advantage of recent OEM deals and acquisitions.
  • Special pricing, partner rebates accompany new Insignia releases

    EMC Bundles Up For SMBs
    EMC continues to push into the small-business space with special pricing and a $500 rebate to solution providers that take the vendor’s e-mail and data-protection bundles to their smaller clients.
  • Exabyte Equals Extra Durability And Capacity
    Ideal for SMB use, Exabyte's new VXA-172 Packet Drive will give customers the greatest ROI on their hardware investmentand solution providers will still profit by performing upgrades down the road.
  • CRN Interview: HP CEO Mark Hurd On His Plans For the Channel
    Moving into his second year at the helm of technology giant Hewlett-Packard, CEO Mark Hurd sat down with Robert Faletra, CMP Channel Group president and CRN columnist, for an unprecedented conversation on his views of where the channel fits into his long term plan for HP, including Hurd’s efforts to increase the percentage of HP products that solution providers sell in a solution.
  • Company will show of its own 'Falcon' plug-in, MySQL 5.1 release.

    MySQL To Outline Plug-in Plans, Database Upgrade
    At its user conference next week, MySQL plans to outline its plug-in architecture that allows VARs and developers to use specialized storage and transaction engines suited for their workloads. The company also is slated to highlight MySQL 5.1, a point upgrade of its open-source database.
  • EMC Unveils $500 Channel Rebate For SMB Sales
    EMC is continuing to push into the small business space with special pricing and a $500 rebate to solution providers that take the vendor's e-mail and data protection bundles to their smaller clients.
  • EMC Unveils Midrange Virtual Tape Library
    EMC is bringing its virtual tape library down to the midrange with a new version based on the company's new entry-level storage array. The vendor on Monday introduced its new Clariion DL210, a hard drive-based array configured to act as a virtual tape library.
  • MSP Incentra Solutions Buys VAR, Shopping For More
    Storage service and solution provider Incentra Solutions is expanding its customer reach with the acquisition of NST, a Lombard, Ill.-based solution provider, with a goal of bringing managed storage services to NST's current customer base.
  • SOS OnLine Backup Looks For Small Biz VARs
    Sensing gold in the small-business market for online backup storage, SOS Online Backup, an Australian firm, has opened operations in the United States and is recruiting solution providers to resell and/or host its services.