CRN Storage News


  • Feeling the need for speed: in the fast lane


    If You Truly Want To Grow Your Company, Follow These Five Critical Steps
    I'm fresh out of CRN's inaugural event showcasing its annual list of the 100 fastest-growing solution providers. Being around this crew makes you really think about the DNA these VARs share. It also makes you ask some questions. The first, of course, is why these companies can accelerate sales faster than their competitors.
  • Add 1 TB of automated backup with RAID protection -- quickly and inexpensively


    Secure Data with Simple Disk Mirroring
    Add 1 TB of automated backup with RAID protection—quickly and inexpensively.
  • Storage vendor delves into a new focus with its Insignia product line, geared toward the SMB space


    EMC Enters A New Arena
    As if the channel needed another reminder, once again vendors and their partners are opening their eyes to the profit potential of the SMB market, something EMC made headlines with in February.
  • The Anatomy of a Solution Center
    Solution centers are nothing new to the channel. Many vendors will build showrooms where they highlight the various functions of their product sets. But these centers are a rarity in the government channel--especially among solution providers.
  • Don't Miss The Boat In Low-End Storage
    Customers want it, vendors have it, but channel partners have been slow to deliver it. Despite industry data that shows an increasing need for simple, low-cost storage solutions, VARs have seemingly ignored this low-hanging fruit in favor of more complex storage solutions.
  • Overland: Tape Autoloader OEM Deal With Dell Kaput
    Overland Storage's OEM deal for entry-level tape libraries has fallen through. Overland executives said on Thursday that the company was notified by Dell that Dell plans to terminate the OEM agreement the two had for two automated tape libraries developed by Overland. Overland first unveiled the 12-cartridge and 24-cartridge tape libraries, codenamed Dreadnaughts, in November of last year. At that time, channel sources said Dell had signed an agreement with Overland to OEM the libraries.
  • EMC Charts Course For Adaptive Security
    When EMC announced plans to make RSA the cornerstone of its new security division, the Hopkinton, Mass.-based storage giant brought in a vendor that's in the midst of a strong growth phase fueled by strong sales of its authentication and access control technologies.
  • 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.

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