CRN Storage News


  • Sun Moves To Firm Up Storage Strategy
    Sun Microsystems is moving to solidify its storage strategy in the wake of last year's StorageTek acquisition through a long-anticipated distribution agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions.
  • Avnet, Arrow Pave Way For OpenView VARs
    Hewlett-Packard distributors Arrow Electronics and Avnet Partner Solutions are each putting their stamp on the vendor's wish to ramp up OpenView business through the channel.
  • Chip Price War On The Verge
    With the impending release of the Core 2 Duo processor on the heels of the successful Xeon launch, Intel's products are generating a new kind of buzz--and fanning the flames of a price war with rival AMD.
  • Symantec Expands Data Center Foundation Family
    At its first annual Vision Government conference since it merged with Veritas, Symantec formally announced the general availability of two new releases in its Storage Foundation and Cluster Server product lines, as well as plans to commercially release its Database Security Audit monitoring tool by the end of the year.
  • Exanet Adds CDP To NAS Clusters
    Exanet is adding continuous data protection (CDP) to its clustered NAS software in the next quarter, and is looking to the channel to bring the technology to market. The company plans to integrate its CDP technology to ExaStore, its flagship application that brings value to low-end commodity servers by tying any number together into a single NAS cluster.
  • Overland Ships Dreadnaughts
    Overland Storage on Monday finally unveiled its new ARCvault family of entry-level tape automation solutions aimed squarely at small businesses. The new tape automation devices, formerly codenamed Dreadnaught, includes a 12-tape autoloader and a 24-tape library, both based on half-height LTO-2 drives.
  • Putting Data In Its Place
    Compellent Technologies is bundling its software application for automating tiered storage with a hardware appliance in order to cut the complexity and cost of information life-cycle management technology.
  • D-Link, Netgear Sing SMB Tune
    Top executives from networking vendors D-Link Systems and Netgear are reinvigorating their channel efforts to chase SMB market share.
  • D-Link Banks On Channel To Push Into New Areas
    Networking vendor D-Link last month celebrated its 20-year anniversary. Steven Joe, president and CEO of D-Link North America recently spoke with CRN Infrastructure Editor Jennifer Hagendorf Follett about the Fountain Valley, Calif.-based company's push into the SMB market and the role channel partners will play in that effort.
  • HP: Solution-Centric Approach Works Best
    While solution providers attending Hewlett-Packard's recent Americas Partner Conference and Americas StorageWorks Conference in Las Vegas got hints about upcoming product changes in the vendor's storage line, the stronger message to the channel was solutions.
  • Sun U.S. Sales Head Napolitano Leaving
    Rich Napolitano, who has led Sun Microsystems' U.S. sales arm for the past year and a half, is leaving the company. U.S. sales vice president Tim Lieto is being promoted to take Napolitano's role. Sun also reorganized its storage business operations, marketing and partner management.
  • Quantum To Boost Storage Presence, Partner Ranks With Planned ADIC Buy
    Last month, Quantum said it plans to acquire Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC) for $770 million, forming the third-largest independent storage vendor after EMC and Network Appliance. While the acquisition has yet to close, Quantum Chairman and CEO Rick Belluzzo and Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Rob Pickell talked to CRN Senior Editor Joseph F. Kovar about the new role Quantum will play in the industry and the channel.
  • Compellent Introduces Entry-level ILM Bundle
    Compellent Technologies on Monday unveiled QuickStart ILM, a channel-only appliance consisting of its Storage Center software, which includes such capabilities as data snapshots, thin provisioning, and automated classification and migration data based on how often it is used, with a storage device that allows the mixing of high-end and midrange Fibre Channel drives and SATA drives in a single enclosure.
  • NetApp Rounds Out SMB Plan With New iSCSI/NAS Appliance
    Network Appliance on Monday became the latest enterprise storage vendor to bring out a product line for the small and midsize business market with the introduction of its new StoreVault S500 storage appliance, an all-in-one appliance with NAS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel compatibility. It follows its enterprise storage arch-rival EMC, which entered the small business space a couple years ago with its AX100 array, and which in February unveiled its Insignia small business channel program.
  • Briefs: June 26, 2006
    Ann Livermore, executive vice president of Hewlett-Packard, used her keynote on the last day of the HP Americas Partner Conference to encourage solution providers to take advantage of HP's full product and services portfolio to solve customer challenges, and in the process help the company beat rival IBM.

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