CRN Storage News

  • Sun Posts Loss From Acquisition And Restructuring Costs
    Sun Microsystems enjoyed a strong revenue growth for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2006 and for the entire year, but felt the pain of restructuring in the loss it reported for both the quarter and the year. Revenue for the quarter hit $3.8 billion, up 29 percent on the strength of server, storage, and services sales. However, the company lost $301 million, or 9 cents per share, in the quarter.
  • Deal continues consolidation of Sun Microsystems VAR channel

    Lumenate Acquires Stonebridge's Sun Business
    Sun Microsystems VAR Lumenate has acquired the Sun business of crosstown peer Stonebridge, a move that continues the gradual consolidation of the Sun solution provider channel.
  • HP Unveils "Atlanta" SMB Storage Device
    Hewlett-Packard on Monday gave a preliminary look at an upcoming storage device for small and midsized businesses with a starting price of about $5,000 for one Tbyte, and unveiled a few enhancements to existing storage hardware and software.
  • HP Jumps Into SMB Storage Pool
    Count Hewlett-Packard as the latest vendor getting ready to jump into the SMB storage pool with a new family of networked storage, code-named Atlanta.
  • Making A Case For Virtual PCs
    While one of the benefits of virtulaization is that it can reduce the amount of hardware customers needed, system builders need not worry, because they are likely to find the reverse is actually often the case.
  • Dramatic Turnarounds
    Each year, when CRN surveys the channel to identify the fastest-growing solution providers, we uncover plenty of stories of hard work, commitment, even drama. This year, one of the most dramatic stories we tell is that of Groupware Technology. Groupware is a Campbell, Calif.-based solution provider that came back from the brink of insolvency to grow a staggering 3,920 percent and land the No. 1 spot on our 2006 Fast Growth 100 List. How's that for drama?
  • IBM Brings $35 CDP To Retail, Tries To Get VAR Interest
    Anyone who thought of continuous data protection as an enterprise technology will have to think again thanks to IBM, which on Friday released its IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files for sale on-line at $35 per download.
  • AcXess Brings Continuity-As-A-Service Through VARs To SMBs
    AcXess is looking to develop a channel to bring business continuity as a service to small and midsize businesses that traditionally have not been able to consider ways to stay in operation in the wake of natural or manmade disasters. The company provides SMBs resilience for their critical IT infrastructure in the form of a managed service so that they can continue to operate in case of a disaster.
  • Hardware Sales Give Storage VAR Datalink 2Q Boost
    Datalink, one of the few publicly-listed storage solution providers, on Tuesday reported one of its best quarters ever, but said that the results were skewed at the end of the quarter with a couple of unexpected big sales. The company reported revenue for its second fiscal quarter, which ended June 30, of $39.8 million, up 39 percent compared to the $28.7 million reported last year. It was Datalink's highest second quarter revenue ever, and the best operating margins the company had since 2001.
  • New market moves in wake of StorageTek acquisition

    Sun Moves To Firm Up Storage Strategy
    Sun Microsystems is moving to solidify its storage strategy in the wake of last year's StorageTek acquisition through a long-anticipated distribution agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions.
  • Avnet, Arrow Pave Way For OpenView VARs
    Hewlett-Packard distributors Arrow Electronics and Avnet Partner Solutions are each putting their stamp on the vendor's wish to ramp up OpenView business through the channel.