CRN Storage News

  • Qualstar Unveils Enterprise Tape Library For The Channel
    Qualstar on Tuesday unveiled its first enterprise-class tape library, and is looking to the channel to compete against Sun Microsystems' StorageTek line. The vendor is one of the industry's few independent tape library vendors after Sun's acquisition of StorageTek and Quantum's acquisition of ADIC.
  • Cisco Invests In File Virtualization Developer NeoPath
    Cisco has invested in NeoPath Networks, a small developer of software for virtualizing file storage, but that developer is discounting -- for now -- the possibility of an outright acquisition even though two of its competitors have been acquired recently.
  • Seagate Completes Maxtor Acquisition
    Seagate Technology has completed its $2 billion acquisition of Maxtor earlier than expected, a move that will hasten further consolidation in the hard-drive industry.
  • NetApp Moves Up the Storage Food Chain
    While the key suppliers of high-end storage, such as EMC, Hitachi Data Systems and IBM, have been busy refreshing their midrange offerings, the company best known for its midrange systems--Network Appliance--has moved up the food chain with its largest-scale storage platform to date.
  • Briefs: May 22, 2006
    EMC has consolidated its managed storage services and Microsoft services capabilities under a newly-created EMC Global Services organization. The group, under Executive Vice President Howard Elias, brings together EMC’s customer service, technology solutions, professional services, consulting and customer education programs.
  • VARs Conflicted Over Latest EMC Takeovers
    EMC’s $135 million acquisition of Kashya this month gives the storage giant enterprise-class data replication for heterogeneous storage environments, as well as continuous data protection software.
  • QandA: NetApp CEO Takes Aim At SMBs, EMC
    Network Appliance two weeks ago introduced its first enterprise-class array and next month plans to unleash a new SMB product line, dubbed StoreVault, exclusively for the channel. Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of NetApp, spoke about these initiatives in an interview with CRN.
  • Tandberg Gives Things A Boost
    Tandberg Data now is offering one of the smallest and most advanced tape drives on the market: The Tandberg 22LTO, which is half the size of typical drives, but with comparable capacity.
  • Sun's Schwartz Spars With Gartner Analysts
    Despite having taken a beating in the stock market during the past few years, Sun Microsystems actually is in an enviable position. At least, that's what CEO Jonathan Schwartz would have us believe.
  • EMC Appoints Elias To Head New Global Services Group
    EMC, which has lately been beefing up its managed storage services and Microsoft services capabilities, moved to consolidate those services under its new EMC Global Services organization headed by Executive Vice president Howard Elias. The vendor also named CFO Bill Teuber as its new vice chairman, and promoted Frank Hauck, a 15-year company veteran, to the position of executive vice president of global marketing and customer quality.
  • Symantec Upgrades Its Storage Foundation Line
    Symantec last week took the wraps off version 5.0 of Storage Foundation, a group of solutions with beefed-up volume and file management capabilities that enable companies to more effectively monitor the application and storage resources in their data centers.
  • EMC Buys Second Microsoft Solution Provider
    EMC is bulking up its Microsoft services capabilities, and potentially bringing related technology and best practices to its channel partners, with the acquisition of Interlink Group, a Microsoft solution provider.