CRN Storage News

  • Solutions-based business will focus on enterprise storage

    Bell Micro Taking New All-In-One Approach
    Bell Microproducts' new Enterprise Solutions Division will better serve solution providers when it comes to selling enterprise storage products and services, according to the distributor.
  • Microsoft, XIOtech unveil solution that boosts apps' storage capacity

    Jumping Into the Virtual Pool
    Imagine a world where applications have the ability to command more storage capacity without interrupting the user's access to that application. Welcome to what is coming to be known as application-driven storage solutions. It's a place where applications, sensing the need for more capacity, command a disk subsystem to create, say, a new data-set of 50 MB configured at a RAID 1 0 level. The application gets its request fulfilled without any concern over what's happening on the physical level because the disk drives, the Logical Unit Numbers and the volumes are all transformed to a virtualized pool of capacity.
  • Storage 102: Managing Multi-Vendor Storage Networks
    With an increasingly complex technology environment and an ever changing business and economic climate, IT organizations have become overburdened and under staffed. An overburdened IT staff has barely enough resources to be reactive, often only able to provide break/fix services, giving very little time to architect new solutions to fuel corporate growth. Employing storage network management frameworks can ease the burden of interoperability and mask the complexity of managing multi-vendor storage networks. Providing a single management interface for the complex tasks involved in managing a growing their storage network eases the burden on administrators freeing up time to work strategically. A hardware-independent storage-management framework allows IT organizations to proactively manage the entire storage network environment. These frameworks abstract the device-level complexity out of the network and let the administrator focus on strategic concerns like driving up storage utilization and improving service levels.
  • Distributor authorizaed for additional IBM servers, HP raid arrays

    Ingram Micro Extends High-End Servers, Storage
    Ingram Micro is expanding its enterprise offerings to include IBM's x440 Intel-based server and the Hewlett-Packard StorageWorks EVA series.
  • Storage Software Madness
    This week it was StorageNetworks. Before them, it was Hitachi Data Systems and the new Hewlett-Packard. And before them, it was IBM, Veritas Software, EMC and Computer Associates.
  • HP, Compaq Storage Products: Which Made the Cut?
    One day after the new Hewlett-Packard was launched, the new HP Network Storage Solutions Group was unveiled, with executives offering a wide view of how they intend to handle the multiple storage product lines between the number one and number four vendors in the disk storage market.
  • Moves may be good for the channel

    EMC Layoffs Affecting Direct-Sales Staff
    The ongoing reduction in head count at EMC appears to be having a flattening affect on the company's direct-sales team, and that could be good news for the channel, said one of the vendor's solution providers.
  • Compaq arrays, HP storage emphasized going forward

    New HP Details Storage Product And Branding Road Map
    The new Hewlett-Packard Wednesday detailed its storage product strategy, giving the first peek into how it plans to combine product lines with Compaq Computer.
  • Looks to Sun, HP, direct sales, channel for help

    Hitachi Data Systems Aims New Arrays, Software At EMC
    Hitachi Data Systems on Tuesday used the Networld+Interop 2002 show to take the wraps off its latest weapon in its war with storage rival EMC--two new storage arrays and a new software emphasis company officials expect to help HDS take the No. 1 spot away from EMC.