CRN Storage News

  • EMC Moves VARs to Arrow, Avnet
    Compaq Computer's lower-priced, mid-range storage products helped ease its financial loss during the poor economy in recent months. And this is where EMC hopes to recoup some of its old glory.
  • BlueArc: Going It Alone
    BlueArc's CEO and president Enrico Pesatori predicts that the $72 million it raised in April 2001 will be its last funding until the company becomes profitable.
  • Nishan: Building a Base
    Nishan Systems is also placing emphasis on partnerships in an effort to make its multiprotocol switches,the IPS 4000, 3000 and 2000 series,as common as Cisco routers.
  • Datacore: Building Ubiquity
    In 1997, Teixeira and a dozen or so colleagues left Ancor Computers when it was purchased by Sun Microsystems for $185 million. The team regrouped and spent a year working without salaries on a new software product that Teixeira hoped would do for storage what the desk icon did for printers. In a nutshell, he wanted to make storage available from any location, at any time.
  • Storage Companies Build a Hot Future
    It wasn't that long ago that the founders of Nishan Systems were making the rounds among venture capitalists with the idea of developing a technology to transfer storage block-data across an Internet protocol or Ethernet network.
  • Storage giant nudges majority of channel partners to sign on with distributors

    EMC Says Pick Your Partner
    EMC is trying to move the majority of its channel partners to distribution to focus its resources on a more limited number of solution providers.
  • Compaq plans to boost storage rebates, MDF by about $26 million

    Enterprise Ambition
    Compaq Computer plans to spend about $26 million more on rebates and market development funds for storage solution providers this year than it did last year, and also plans to introduce new programs to help increase its share of the enterprise storage market.
  • IBM: Disties Will Sell Storage
    IBM inked deals to distribute entry-level tape and hard-drive products via Tech Data, Ingram Micro and Bell Micro, making these products available to non-IBM-certified solution providers for the first time.
  • IBM Storage To Use Distribution For Non-IBM VARs
    IBM signed deals to distribute entry-level tape and hard drive products via Tech Data, Ingram Micro and Bell Micro, making its storage products available to non-IBM-certified solution providers for the first time.
  • Telseon Allows SSPs To Serve Multiple Clients With Single Bandwidth
    Optical networking provider Telseon this week introduced a technology which company executives said make it possible for SSPs to split a single high-speed Ethernet connection among multiple clients, thereby cutting the cost of connecting those clients to hosted data centers.
  • InfiniBand Developer Voltaire Gets $13.2M In VC Funding
    Venture capital continues to flow toward technology aimed at improving data-center productivity, as evidenced by a $13.2 million round of funding that just closed for Voltaire, a developer of connectivity solutions for the immature InfiniBand architecture.
  • Storage 101: Cost Control Through Storage Virtualization
    At a time when budgets are shrinking and businesses are scrutinizing their spending patterns, it is especially important to use every storage resource to its fullest extent. It is expected that the average customer will buy 100 percent more storage this year than last, increasing the amount of administrative burden. According to Gartner, a research and advisory firm, every dollar of storage requires five dollars of IT resource to manage it. Yet, while half of IT budgets are typically spent on storage, less than 50 percent of the existing storage capacity is actually in use. This shows that as environments continue to grow and become increasingly complex, it is not only important to leverage existing IT staff and optimize the use of all storage resources, but also to minimize the increasing costs of managing accelerating amounts of data. Technologies deployed within an IT environment must ensure a simplified, centralized storage management strategy that will reduce the learning curve for IT professionals and can therefore increase efficiencies to contain these costs.
  • Inside the Mind of the Storage VAR
    The few. The proud. The storage VARs. These kinds of experts are a rare breed. And they also are becoming more well known. All the interop-erability headaches plaguing storage today are creating a