CRN Storage News

  • McData Workers Brace For Worst After Brocade Deal
    McData workers at its Colorado headquarters are nervous about new owner Brocade's future plans. Many expect to be laid off despite Brocade's statements to the contrary about storage product synergies.
  • Brocade To Buy McData In Bid To Fight Cisco
    The pending acquisition of McData by Brocade Communications Systems has the potential to create a SAN infrastructure powerhouse better able to fend off moves into the market by Cisco Systems, according to solution providers.
  • Microsoft Adds iSCSI Target To Storage Server OS
    Microsoft is planning to bring its Windows Storage Server operating system, currently available only to OEMs, to a wider range of custom-system builders as its Longhorn version of Windows becomes available.
  • VAR's Solution Is A Gem
    For Paul Langway, principal at solution provider PVP Sales, Randolph, N.J., helping midmarket companies analyze and troubleshoot their networks and applications is big business.
  • Overland Gets New Channel Chief
    Overland Storage this week named company veteran Philippe Cazaubon as its new channel chief, replacing George Karabatsos, who had left the company.
  • CPU Surplus Swells On Intel Inventory Glut
    An oversupply of Intel processors and chipsets fueled a nearly 78 percent gain in global surplus semiconductor inventory from the first quarter to the second quarter, the highest level since a troublesome inventory glut in the third quarter of 2004, according to research firm iSuppli.
  • IBM Gets Cool With AMD
    IBM has taken the wraps off its largest suite of AMD-based Opteron processors, emphasizing new advancements in data center power and cooling capabilities.
  • EqualLogic Adds "SAN Within A SAN" Capability
    EqualLogic has upgraded the firmware in its PS Series of iSCSI SAN appliances to make it easier to build multiple virtual SANs within a single storage pool. The new pooling capabilities gives solution providers and their customers to ability to separate data within a storage pool according to the characteristics of the data, enabling them to create a SAN within a SAN.
  • Category: Storage
    Best of the Midmarket, Storage, EqualLogic PS300E, NetApp StoreVault S500, EMC Insignia Solution For Data Protection, IBM SAN Volume Controller 4.1, Symantec Backup Exec 10d For Windows
  • Bell Micro: 2nd Quarter Off On System Builder Business
    A soft system builder market thanks to price actions by processor and hard drive vendors were a drag on the second quarter revenue and earnings of Bell Microproducts, which otherwise reported a great quarter on Wednesday. The distributor reported revenue of $777 million, down 1 percent from the $788 million it reported for the second quarter of 2005. Earnings were $1.7 million, or 5 cents per share, compared to last year's earnings of $3.2 million, or 11 cents per share.
  • Sun Posts Loss From Acquisition And Restructuring Costs
    Sun Microsystems enjoyed a strong revenue growth for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2006 and for the entire year, but felt the pain of restructuring in the loss it reported for both the quarter and the year. Revenue for the quarter hit $3.8 billion, up 29 percent on the strength of server, storage, and services sales. However, the company lost $301 million, or 9 cents per share, in the quarter.
  • Lumenate Acquires Stonebridge's Sun Business
    Sun Microsystems VAR Lumenate has acquired the Sun business of crosstown peer Stonebridge, a move that continues the gradual consolidation of the Sun solution provider channel.
  • HP Unveils "Atlanta" SMB Storage Device
    Hewlett-Packard on Monday gave a preliminary look at an upcoming storage device for small and midsized businesses with a starting price of about $5,000 for one Tbyte, and unveiled a few enhancements to existing storage hardware and software.
  • HP Jumps Into SMB Storage Pool
    Count Hewlett-Packard as the latest vendor getting ready to jump into the SMB storage pool with a new family of networked storage, code-named Atlanta.
  • Dramatic Turnarounds
    Each year, when CRN surveys the channel to identify the fastest-growing solution providers, we uncover plenty of stories of hard work, commitment, even drama. This year, one of the most dramatic stories we tell is that of Groupware Technology. Groupware is a Campbell, Calif.-based solution provider that came back from the brink of insolvency to grow a staggering 3,920 percent and land the No. 1 spot on our 2006 Fast Growth 100 List. How's that for drama?