CRN Storage News


  • Nexsan Co-founder Lauffin Makes Exit
    Nexsan Technologies co-founder Diamond Lauffin is leaving the storage company after six years of building its channel, but he takes with him an industry reputation as a channel evangelist.
  • System builders left hanging, begin to question manufacturer's commitment


    Chip Shortage Threatens AMD's Channel Standing
    Advanced Micro Devices' shortage of Athlon 64 2X processors is hurting system builders across the board and could threaten the chip maker's longstanding partnership with the channel.
  • Calisi Out At Overland Storage
    Overland Storage Chairman Scott McClendon took over the president and CEO spots on Thursday in the wake of the departure of Christopher Calisi.
  • Westcon To Give VARs The Lowdown On Government Grants
    Westcon Group's three divisions this month plan to hold e-learning seminars on the federal government's E-rate program, which provides grants to fund telephone, Internet and IT infrastructure projects for schools and libraries.
  • 5 Storage Standouts
    Here are five storage companies from the CRN Emerging Vendors list that solution providers should take a closer look at.
  • HP To Adds To Storage Lineup
    Hewlett-Packard is expanding its blade server storage offerings and making it easier for new SAN customers to implement storage networking technology.
  • Seagate Unveils Encrypted Notebook Drive
    Seagate Technology on Monday announced another attempt at making a market for encrypted hard drives and said it would start shipping units to notebook makers early next year.
  • A new technology, expected to hit the market this year, will change the way data is stored, recorded


    Dawning Of Holographic Media
    An emerging technology called holographic storage is expected to soon make its way into everyday life. Designed for long-term data archiving and regulatory compliance, the first generation of cartridges will hold 300 Gbytes of data.
  • VARs often get caught in the middle between emerging vendors and consolidation


    Channel Relationship: How Long Can It Last?
    The value of emerging vendors can be short-lived, as many are acquired by larger vendors or soon become overdistributed.
  • BenQ Suffers Losses, Looks To Sell Assets
    BenQ said it lost $600 million in the first nine months of the year and intends to sell some of its non-core assets to recover from a costly and futile effort to turnaround the cell phone business it acquired from Siemens.
  • VARs React To Wave Of Server Appliances
    The number of special purpose storage and storage-related server appliances coming to the channel continues to grow, giving solution providers looking for easy-to-deploy point solutions new ways to tackle customers' issues.
  • VAR Offers Leasing, Asset Disposal Services To Other VARs
    Insight Investments, a multi-faceted solution provider, is looking to bring its leasing and asset disposal expertise to smaller solution providers looking to expand their customer offerings. That message appealed to one small solution provider who recently closed its doors and, with three employees move to become a part of Insight.
  • IBM Takes E-mail Archive Bundle To Microsoft Channel
    IBM is building an e-mail archiving appliance based on a variety of its hardware and software components, and plans to offer it to solution providers through its own and Microsoft's channels. As part of the agreement, Microsoft will recommend the solution to its channel partners in addition to its own solution providers, and will help match non-IBM solution providers who need help on the solution with IBM-authorized partners.

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