CRN Storage News

  • IBM Makes SMB Storage Move With LSI
    Getting a hand from LSI Logic, IBM is the latest enterprise storage vendor to throw its hat into the SMB storage ring with the introduction of the System Storage DS3000 family of entry-level disk arrays.
  • Seagate, Infortrend Team On $400 SATA Rebate For VARs
    Array vendor Infortrend Technology and hard drive vendor Seagate are teaming up on a channel rebate aimed at helping promote Seagate's new 750-Gbyte SATA hard drives. Solution providers who purchase one of 11 qualified Infortrend SATA arrays with an iSCSI, SCSI, serial-attached SCSI (SAS), or 4-Gbps Fibre Channel host interface along with six of Seagate's new 750-Gbyte Barracuda ES SATA drives will receive a $400 rebate in the form of a debit card.
  • Powering Up And Cooling Down The Data Center
    Power blackouts and brownouts, the rising cost of electricity and the increased density of high-powered, heat-producing equipment have companies scrambling for ways to reduce energy use and solve cooling issues in the data center.
  • Intel, CinemaNow Extend Burn-To-DVD Movie Service
    Intel and CinemaNow on Thursday said they're teaming up to enable consumers to download and record major movies to blank DVDs for playback on Intel Viiv-based media PCs and consumer-electronics devices.
  • Getting Vendors To Think Channel: Inventor Of Deal Registration Goes Solo
    Diamond Lauffin, one of the best-known figures in the storage channel and generally acknowledged as the inventor of the deal registration program, is looking to take his channel experience to a wide range of vendors in his new venture, The Lauffin Group. Lauffin, who until late October was senior executive vice president of Nexsan Technologies, said a lot of vendors have deal registration programs, but that many do not meet solution providers' requirements.
  • VARs, armed with new offerings from vendors, carve blade niche

    Cutting Through Storage Blades
    You've rolled out that shiny new blade system with all of its power, cooling, and management bells and whistles, but the deal isn't done until you find a home for all of the data your customer's new computing power will generate.
  • VARs, vendors target midsize business abroad

    Parlez--vous SMB? Fala-se Midmarket?
    Already realizing impressive, double-digit growth in SMB sales here at home, the small and midsize partner programs at most major vendors are taking on a distinctly international flair.
  • Sun To Revamp Channel Program
    Sun Microsystems is tweaking its channel program, an effort that includes changes in the way it calculates storage rebates and handles opportunity registration.