CRN Storage News

  • Sun May Move All Storage To StorageTek Brand
    Tuesday's StorageTek shareholder approval of Sun's acquisition of the storage vendor was applauded by Sun's solution providers and greeted with reserved optimism by StorageTek's channel.
  • Solution Provider Sees Katrina Damage Firsthand
    The damage caused by Hurricane Katrina is about as devastating as one can imagine, according to a solution provider who flew over the area Tuesday, a day after the devastating storm hit the Gulf Coast.
  • Briefs: August 29, 2005
    Tech Data reported a $59.4 million loss for its second quarter ended July 31 due to restructuring charges and lower-than-expected gross margins in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The loss came in at $1.02 per share, compared with earnings of $30.7 million, or 52 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.
  • Storage vendor preps new products, enhanced programs

    SMB Market Here We Come, Say EMC Channel Execs
    EMC is gearing up to make a more aggressive push into the SMB space with a raft of new products and an extended channel program to support them.
  • Partners criticize territorial inconsistencies

    NetApp To Address Program Flaws
    In an effort to strengthen relations with its partners, Network Appliance will offer new programs and product bundles, while addressing how it implements channel efforts.
  • Critical Mass: Network Appliance Takes On Tier One
    For many years, Strategic Technologies (STI) president Mike Shook was quite satisfied partnering with storage-system providers Hitachi Data Systems and Sun Microsystems. The $100 million Cary, N.C.-based integrator regarded the two vendors as best-of-class in their respective data-center and midrange-storage segments. Successful businesses don't stand still, though, and STI is no exception.
  • VAR battens down hatches as hurricane season heats up

    Taking Storage By Storm
    It's a company's worst nightmare: Years of hard work and a solid technology infrastructure are in place, but then Mother Nature comes along and wreaks havoc on it. In the Southeast, that means one thing: hurricanes. And Brett McGill, vice president of IT at MarineMax, a boat retailer in Clearwater, Fla., takes them very seriously.
  • Storage vendor buys Rainfinity to extend virtualization technology

    EMC: Clear Skies For NAS
    EMC expanded on its strategy of virtualizing customers&' storage—this time focusing on the NAS side— with last week&'s acquisition of Rainfinity.
  • Joining Forces With Vendors
    When a solution provider is tightly aligned with a single vendor, partnering with that vendor on demand-generation activities makes more sense than ever. And last month, Hewlett-Packard set the tone for what may well be the new reality in the demand-generation dynamic between solution providers and system vendors.
  • Solution providers touted by vendor for increased enterprise sales

    HP Partner Push Pays Off
    Hewlett-Packard&'s efforts to forge tighter alliances with select enterprise partners appears to be working as a strong showing in enterprise storage and server products helped propel HP to a solid fiscal third quarter.
  • Healthy Profits For NetApp
    Network Appliance Wednesday reported solid gains for its first fiscal quarter but the numbers were off from original management estimates due primarily to a long sales cycle for a new line of storage appliances.