CRN Storage News

  • LSI Prices Combo SAS/SATA Cards To Spur Adoption
    LSI Logic wants the channel to move quicker to adopt SAS and SATA technology, and introduced new adapter cards priced to move that strategy along. It this week re-priced its current line of combination SAS/SATA adapter cards so that there is no price premium over competitors' SATA-only cards, and introduced a new line of RAID adapters under its MegaRAID family which supports both serial-attached SCSI (SAS) and serial ATA (SATA) hard drives.
  • EMC Adds Lower Cost Clariion, Disaster Recovery Products
    EMC on Tuesday brought its new Clariion CX3 family down a notch pricewise with the introduction of a new entry-level version, and complemented it with a lower-cost version of its disaster recovery and replication software.
  • Is Tape Backup Dead?
    Tape backup has received a lot of press recently--much of it none too flattering. Stories of vanishing data at some of the largest financial institutions have been everywhere. All of these incidents, combined with a sharper focus on security, have many organizations wondering if tape alternatives aren't better-suited for backup.
  • Data Center Electricity Bills Double
    A jump in the number of servers accounts for 90% of the additional power consumption, according to a study by Stanford's Jonathan Koomey. Power use per unit rises only slightly.
  • Software, Services Drive NetApp's Q3 Revenue
    Network Appliance on Wednesday reported a strong third fiscal quarter based heavily on the strength of its software and services business, and publicly reinforced many of the commitments it made to its solution providers at last week's NetApp partner summit. CEO Dan Warmenhoven told CRN that software was becoming an ever-large part of his company's business, and that solution providers who want to succeed with NetApp need to make sure they are including more software with their sales.
  • Yosemite Adds CDP By Acquiring FileKeeper
    Data protection software maker Yosemite Technologies has added continuous data protection (CDP) technology by acquiring FileKeeper, a developer of software for continuous backup of desktop and mobile PCs.
  • Sepaton Adds De-dupe To VTLs
    Sepaton this week plans to unveil a new de-duplication appliance and add de-duplication capabilities to its virtual tape library.
  • NetApp CEO To VARs: Sell More Software Or Risk 'Being Left Behind'
    Network Appliance opened its kimono a bit to solution partners at its annual partner summit, held this week in San Francisco, to talk about some upcoming product and program changes. Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of NetApp, used his keynote address to push solution providers to look beyond NetApp hardware sales to make storage and services a bigger part of their sales.
  • EMC Plans IPO For VMware
    EMC on Wednesday said it plans to sell about 10 percent of its VMware virtualization software subsidiary via an initial public offering.