CRN Storage News


  • Review: Does ROBObak Beat The Remote Backup Blues?
    The CRN Test Center puts ROBObak, a software-only backup solution, through the paces. Does it beat the remote backup blues? The application offers the ability to schedule and restore backups, encryption, hot backups, and de-duplication. The name reflects the company's focus on Remote Office and Branch Office backups.
  • HP Doubles Down On Storage
    Hewlett-Packard, which has been suffering from a slump in storage sales for more than a year, is now counting on new products, new management, and a new channel program to help it regain its footing.
  • Expected changes in the ways customers will store and access data is pushing SAN vendors and VARs into new directions


    A Twist On Storage
    A number of the leading SAN component vendors are expanding from their traditional comfort zones in order to better take advantage of future trends in the storage industry, resulting in new potential opportunities for their solution providers partners that also wish to expand.
  • Big Storage Opens Up
    Vendors make it easier for smaller solution providers to offer high-end storage systems.
  • Quantum Doubles Down On De-Dupe
    Quantum is going flexible with its first enterprise-class disk backup and data de-duplication appliance by allowing users the flexibility of using either in-line or post-processing to eliminate duplicate data on a virtual tape library that scales to 240 Tbytes.
  • NetApp Targets 'Ankle-Biters' With Low-Cost iSCSI Bundles
    Network Appliance is fighting back against lower-priced competition in the iSCSI market with new iSCSI hardware and software bundles, a move that one of its top solution providers said is important to combat vendors like EqualLogic and LeftHand Networks.
  • Continuity Software Helps VARs Fix Disaster Recovery
    Continuity Software is coming to market with a new technology that allows the testing of disaster recovery implementation without shutting a company's production site, a move that has potential channel partners taking a good look at the company.
  • Storage Startup Gets Channel Leg Up
    Storage startup Siafu Software staked its claim to an instant channel base because of the experience its VARs had with the company's CEO, John Matze.
  • EZ Writer DVD Burner Lives Up To Its Name
    It can't get much easier: The slim Apricorn EZ Writer DVD LS external DVD burner works with notebooks and desktops and is compatible with all the latest optical media.
  • Customers are cutting back; NetApp lacks broad channel strategy


    Why NetApp's Growth Slowed
    The company whose hand had grown so hot in storage management that its CEO should have changed his name from Warmenhoven to Hotenhoven, is seemingly cooling down.