CRN Storage News

  • 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.
  • Quantum Adds De-Dupe To VTL Line
    The first fruits of Quantum's acquisition of ADIC are coming to market as Quantum introduces a new series of virtual tape libraries with de-duplication capability.
  • HDS To OEM BlueArc For High-End NAS
    Hitachi Data Systems has signed an investment, OEM and reseller pact with high-end NAS developer BlueArc as part of a move to enter the high-performance computing market.
  • Storage Software Market Keeps On Growing
    The worldwide storage software market grew 10.7 percent in the third quarter, the 12th consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth, according to research firm IDC.
  • Preaching the mantra 'Keep It Simple,' he helped bring the concept of storage networking to the business masses

    David Hitz
    Along with long-time collaborator and cofounder James Lau, Hitz pioneered the movement to make storage simpler.
  • HP And IBM Push Systems Management Tools Up-Market
    New moves by IBM and Hewlett-Packard to bolster their systems management product lines are the latest evidence that those products are evolving from collections of tools for maintaining servers, storage and other IT system components to higher level systems for IT governance and business process optimization.