CRN Storage News

  • Selling SAN Solutions
    Eryck Bredy, president of Bredy Network Management, Woburn, Mass., on sales issues
  • The SAN Services Opportunity
    John Dusek, president and owner of Convergent Storage Solutions, Apple Valley, Minn., on service opportunities
  • EMC Overhauls Channel Group To Ramp Partner Sales
    EMC is laying out a new roadmap of what its solution providers need to be more profitable with its hardware and software products, and following up with new tools and programs to make it possible. The company, fresh off a strong 2006 in terms of revenue and channel growth, this week told solution providers that it plans to offer them more revenue opportunities and make it easier for them to work with the vendor.
  • BakBone's New Linux, Solaris Focus Concerns VARs
    At its annual solution provider summit this week, BakBone Software unveiled new technology partnerships and a focus on Linux and Solaris plus addressed partner concerns about the new strategy and the reselling of maintenance renewals.
  • GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake?
    For 15 years, the current version of the GNU General Public License (GPL) has remained untouched. Yet this spring, the GPL's author will release a controversial new version of the license -- a move that's already sending tremors along the software industry's fault lines.
  • Adaptec Rolls Out New SAS/SATA Appliance
    Adaptec on Monday added to its Snap Server NAS appliance line, which now includes a range of products for small businesses and all the way up to central offices.
  • Answering the call to offer cheaper solutions and reaping profits along the way

    VAR Provides 'Expert' Storage Assistance
    When it came time for Babson College to upgrade its SAN, it called in its solution provider, Expert Server Group, to help evaluate products and virtualize the storage environment.
  • Speedy low-end laser printer; BrightStor bulks up with CDP; an improved StorCenter

    Tech Watch
    A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors
  • 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.