CRN Storage News


  • Investment Income Swells At Tight-Fisted EMC
    As EMC's once-dominant position in data-storage comes under attack and it pursues a risky strategy to sell more software, income from the company's $5.1 billion in conservative investments is becoming increasingly important to its bottom line.
  • EMC’s WideSky product may be seeing some bluer skies


    Will EMC Pull Off a Hat Trick in Storage Management Software?
    EMC this week announced the availability of one of the three modules to its WideSky Developers Suite. The WideSky Storage Resource Management API will give developers a standard common interface to write application-centric management software for host devices, EMC executives say.
  • Your Data Center is Down. What’s your Plan?
    In today's business environment, reliance on information processing systems continues to grow on an almost daily basis. No longer is the data part of the business--it is the business. As companies become more reliant on information systems and corporate data, the potential disruption to the business due to a loss of data becomes even greater. An enterprise must examine the requirements of the business and determine how much data loss and how much downtime can be tolerated without affecting the business itself.
  • Fujitsu Unveils New VAR Drive Program
    Fujitsu Computer Products of America introduced a partner program that offers storage solution providers pre- and post-sales support for the company's enterprise hard drives and magneto-optical drives.
  • Channel Chief: Mark Lewis, Compaq
    MARK LEWIS: Vice president and general manager of enterprise storage group, Compaq> YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: Since 1998 merger with Digital Equipment> QUOTE: "We are focused on storage systems, and really growing our software business. We continue to see that content leads commerce. Lower-cost storage solutions and storage continue to lead the evolution of applications. As we see storage growth and as costs come down, we continue to see new applications."
  • Storage Start-Up Gets $26M In Venture Capital Funding
    Agile Storage, a start-up developer of hardware and software aimed at consolidating SAN and NAS architectures, has generated enough interest in its potential to attract a Series B round of venture capital investment worth $26 million.
  • Arrow First In Channel To Join Storage Group
    Arrow Electronics has become the first distributor to join the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), an organization comprised of hundreds of storage-focused manufacturers but until now no channel companies.
  • Veritas NetBackup Gets A Makeover
    The growing importance of backing up data has prompted Veritas Software to bolster its product offerings in an area that often is time-consuming for most IT shops.
  • The Storage Front Line
    Welcome to the new frontier of storage. In the past few months, most top vendors have outlined their visions for storage-management software with the hope it will become another cash cow.
  • IBM Wins $500 Million Nestle Deal
    In a deal that squeezed out Hewlett-Packard, IBM has won a $500 million, five-year contract to provide Swiss food and beverage company Nestle with servers, storage systems and database software for the Nestle's data centers and to consolidate its mySAP.com software implementation.
  • DynTek, formerly Tekinsight, banks on government market


    Solution Provider Evolves Through Acquistion
    Channel veteran Steve Ross knows the value of solutions. He also realizes those solutions are difficult to build, deploy and profit by without size and scope.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Edison Peres, Cisco Systems
    Earlier this month, Edison Peres, a former channel vice president at Avaya, joined Cisco Systems as vice president of emerging technologies for the worldwide channels group. In his new role, Peres will focus on building an "ecosystem" of partners to sell and implement new Cisco technologies. His first efforts will be in IP telephony, storage and wireless. Peres spoke with CRN Infrastructure Editor Larry Hooper.
  • Pitch the Future to Sell Today
    With the pace of technology advancement in the data storage field, it is difficult for end users to keep on top of the latest developments. Providing clients with comprehensive new information on such trends as Storage over IP, SAN/NAS convergence, or iSCSI is a great way to get their attention, add value, and position your company as a partner.