CRN Storage News


  • 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.
  • Storage Virtualization: What's the Alternative?
    In-band storage-virtualization software, where both metadata and storage run on a shared data path, may be the most widely deployed method today, but there are many other alternatives that are gaining traction.
  • Slide Show: Vexed By Virtualization? How To Choose The Right Product
    Tying together disparate disk systems in the data center is now taking on a new sense of urgency with the meteoric growth of server virtualization. In turn, solution providers need to think in the same manner by developing the technical expertise and partnerships necessary to provide true system virtualization. Here's a look at some of the products you should know about.
  • Slide Show: Vexed By Virtualization? How To Choose The Right Product
    Tying together disparate disk systems in the data center is now taking on a new sense of urgency with the meteoric growth of server virtualization. In turn, solution providers need to think in the same manner by developing the technical expertise and partnerships necessary to provide true system virtualization. Here's a look at some of the products you should know about.
  • Chelsio The Latest To Introduce iSCSI Target Software
    Chelsio Communications has become the latest entrant in the race to help solution providers build low-cost iSCSI appliances with software to turn ordinary servers into storage arrays. The company, which is better known as a developer of high-performance 10-Gbit Ethernet controllers and iSCSI acceleration adapters, is making its first foray into the stand-alone software space with iSCSI Target 3.0, software which turns an industry-standard server into an iSCSI array.
  • Storage VAR Merger: Datalink Buys MCSI For $14M
    Datalink is doing its part to continue the consolidation of the solution provider market with its acquisition of Midrange Computer Solutions, Inc. (MCSI). Datalink, one of the country's few publicly-listed solution providers, acquired Chicago-based MCSI for a total of $14 million, including $5 million in cash and $9 million in Datalink stock. Both Datalink and MCSI are storage-focused solution providers.

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