CRN Storage News


  • Storage 101: High Availability, Part 1
    Companies today rely to an unprecedented extent on online, frequently accessed, constantly changing databases and applications to run their businesses. Unplanned events that inhibit the availability of this data can seriously damage business operations. Additionally, any permanent data loss (from natural disaster or any other source) will likely have serious negative consequences for the continued viability of a business.
  • Storage Start-Ups May Be Missing The Mark
    A host of storage management start-ups are gunning for attention in an increasingly crowded market. But many storage solution providers question whether these vendors are doing the business equivalent of putting the cart before the horse: introducing features rather than a compelling market vision.
  • New strategy takes aim at rival EMC


    Sun Unleashes Storage Initiative
    Sun Microsystems last week revamped its storage strategy with new hardware and software and channel initiatives aimed at pushing EMC out of its data center storage business.
  • NuView Releases Software, Looks For VARs
    NuView on Monday unveiled the latest version of its storage management software aimed at virtualization enterprise storage under the Windows operating system. The company also said it is looking to depend on the channel for the bulk of its sales.
  • Sun Preps Storage Elite Program
    Sun Microsystems this week is expected to detail a number of storage initiatives, including a new Elite status for some of its solution providers.
  • How Secure Is IP-Based Storage?
    Wayne Lam, co-founder and vice president of FalconStor Software in Melville, N.Y., has a word of caution for administrators toying with the idea of putting storage data on an Internet protocol (IP) network where hackers, viruses and denial-of-service attacks are a daily threat: "Mimicking or hijacking an IP address is child's play," he says."My 6-year-old can do it. IP is very easy to hack, unfortunately."
  • EDS migrating to networked storage, up to 8 Pbytes of data


    StorageNetworks Lands Big Software Deal With EDS
    StorageNetworks executives said the managed storage services and software company landed a multi-year, multimillion-dollar deal for software to manage the entire storage infrastructure of EDS.
  • Company also expands Foundation Suite into Linux space


    Bloom: Good Channels, Product Mix Help Veritas
    A well-balanced yet focused product mix, combined with an increasingly strong channel program, gave Veritas Software a strong finish to a good fiscal year 2001, said Gary Bloom, chairman and CEO of the company, in an interview with CRN on Tuesday after reporting the company's financials.
  • Data centers provide mirroring, replication, shadowing


    Storing Data Off-Site Critical Insurance Against Disaster
    An astonishing 95 percent of enterprise data is still backed up to tape and trucked to vaults, according to an estimate by one Gartner analyst. It's a recipe for disaster that storage service providers (SSPs) are trying to fix.
  • $10M deal gives JNI future control over development of the technology


    JNI Acquires Virtual HBA Technology License From Troika
    JNI, a developer of Fibre Channel and InfiniBand hardware and software, is looking to beef up its enterprise-class storage management technology on the Windows side by acquiring an exclusive to technology from Troika Networks, a Westlake Village, Calif.-based developer of Fibre Channel products, company executives said.
  • JNI, Troika in Exclusive License Deal
    JNI has been granted an exclusive license to Troika Networks' high-availability storage networking and clustering software as well as the distribution rights to the Zentai family of controllers in an estimated $10 million deal.