CRN Storage News


  • CA Targets Midmarket With Channel-Only Pledge
    Computer Associates Monday took the wraps off a new midmarket-focused business unit that will enlist the aid of the vendor's channel partners to drive sales of recovery management solutions.
  • Review: HP Makes SMB Storage An All-In-One Affair
    Hewlett-Packard's StorageWorks All-in-One Storage Systems, earmarked for SMBs and branch offices, make it easy for solution providers to get into disk-based network storage without having much storage expertise.
  • Digitiliti Goes Public, Brings Managed Storage To Channel
    Digitiliti, a provider of remote enterprise data vaulting services formed by a former storage solution provider, next week officially plans to unveil unlimited scalability in terms of the amount of data it can handle for customers. Digitiliti, which last week became a publicly-listed company on the Pink Sheets thanks to a reverse merger, is also recruiting solution providers to bring its service to customers large and small.
  • Nexsan Revs Up $7.5M Channel Push
    Nexsan Technologies has picked up $7.5 million in venture funding with an aim toward helping push its Assureon product line through the channel.
  • Intel Brings Dual Quad-Core To Storage And Server Builders
    Intel this week unveiled its first quad-core-based storage server in a bid to give system builders a common platform on which to build either network storage devices or servers with a large internal storage capacity. The company's new "Makay Creek" is a 2U rack mount enclosure powered by one or two quad-core Intel Xeon 5300 processors with room for up to 12 SAS or SATA hard drives and up to 32 Gbytes of memory.
  • Sony Spruces Up Data Backup
    Backup devices always seem to be a step behind hard drives in terms of capacity. But Sony's new AIT-5 tape drive offers more than a terabyte of capacity per cartridge.
  • Storing It All Up For You
    One of the longest-running debates in the channel revolves around whether today's storage vendors are really doing everything they can to leverage the solution provider community.
  • Siafu Rolls Out Storage Appliances For Small Businesses
    Siafu Software wants to invigorate the entry-level iSCSI market with a new series of appliances sporting enterprise storage features and priced starting under $4,000. And it plans to give some of those appliances free to solution providers and their customers.
  • Industry Insight: Time Is Running Out For IPv6
    Much like the Y2K problem that saw government and the private sector work together to fix the century-rollover time change for computers, the IPv6 expansion will require a partnership between government and industry.
  • Adaptec Rolls Out New Snap Channel Program
    Adaptec on Wednesday unveiled a new channel partner program the company said is aimed at establishing its Snap Server NAS line as a leading brand in the channel, but one of its top solution providers suggested the company invest more in developing brand recognition among potential customers.
  • HP Rethinks Small-Biz Storage Strategy
    Hewlett-Packard has reorganized its small and midsized business team under a new executive looking to bring some of its best practices from Europe to help meet the needs of U.S. customers. The company also unveiled a new version of its All-In-One small business storage array.