CRN Storage News

  • Avanade, NetApp Partnership Makes Room For VARs
    Avanade is working with Network Appliance to help enterprise clients migrate to Microsoft messaging applications and with related compliance issues, and NetApp solution providers are being invited along for the ride.
  • System builders welcome expected boost in manufacturing capacity

    Seagate-Maxtor: Thumbs-Up
    Though Seagate&'s late December acquisition of rival Maxtor means one less hard-drive supplier, system builders say there&'s not much to worry about. In fact, they say, the deal just may ensure more quality supply as hard-drive makers try to satisfy the needs of the consumer-electronics market.
  • HDD consolidation could restore health, at least somewhat, to unprofitable business

    Update: Why Seagate Is Buying Maxtor
    Seagate's plan to acquire rival disk-drive maker Maxtor will create a major force to be reckoned with in the storage industry.
  • System Builders Weigh In On Seagate's Maxtor Buy
    Though Seagate's acquisition of rival Maxtor means one less hard-drive supplier, system builders say there&'s not much to worry about. In fact, the deal may just ensure more quality supply as hard-drive makers work to meet rising demand from the consumer electronics market.
  • Midmarket Storage Finds The Right Fit
    Putting together a storage network that will win business over that of the competition requires not only keeping up on advances in technology, but also knowing which technologies to use and where.
  • BakBone Unveils Data Replication Software
    BakBone Software on Monday unveiled its first ever data replication software with the help of technology it purchased with the acquisition of Constant Data about a month ago.
  • Vendor says business model shift is a matter of survival

    Cisco To Partners: Invest In Apps, Services Skills
    Cisco Systems&' push toward intelligent, application-aware networking will require the majority of the vendor&'s channel partners to make substantial investments in order to keep up, executives said last week during the Cisco Worldwide Analyst Conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Partners pumped; new Windows Storage Server earns raves as well

    Windows Server 2003 R2 Draws Applause
    The Windows Server 2003 R2 product line delivers business value out of the box and will likely drive services revenues next year, partners say.
  • HP Turns To ISVs For More ILM Solutions
    Hewlett-Packard is expanding its reach to ISV partners in the ILM space, a move company executives said will help the vendor offer more ILM solutions to the channel.
  • EMC Lags Hot Q3 Storage Market, IDC Reports
    EMC is still the leading storage hardware vendor in networked storage in the third quarter of 2005, but its competitors started catching up, according to a new report by IT analyst firm IDC.
  • ShadowRAM: December 5, 2005
    This month&'s best acronym so far is SNARF. That&'s Microsoft&'s “Social Network And Relationship Finder,” an Outlook add-on targeting those who “have trouble keeping up with their e-mail.” Well, that&'s a healthy demographic.
  • Sun Channel Changes Reward Growth
    Most solution providers were bullish on Sun Microsystems&' channel program overhaul. The changes are part of an effort to drive partners to generate new business.
  • It's A Virtual World, Baby
    IBM is bulking up its virtualization efforts and the company seems to be putting the muscle right where solution providers want it.
  • Case Study: Remote Storage Solution Ends Paper Document Woes
    Even electronic documents need to be stored somewhere, so when the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago was looking to convert mountains of paper into electronic files, solution provider Datamation Imaging Services put together the perfect package using a remote document storage solution.