CRN Storage News

  • Double Standard: SAS and SATA
    Customers request servers or storage arrays with drives based on the serial-attached SCSI (SAS) standard for a variety of reasons. The fact that SAS is the latest and most sophisticated in performance is one. Its ability to cascade thousands of drives to one interface is another.
  • Small-Business Storage Gets Mac-Friendly
    Earlier this month at Macworld in San Francisco, several Apple Computer partners announced storage products that can help benefit small businesses that need to protect sensitive data while working on the Apple platform.
  • Arranged Marriages
    Some solution providers are leery of saying 'I do' to HP's new strategy that calls for muliple partners to pursue individual accounts. The plan marries volume and value players, which vendors hope will result in a greater percentage of total IT spend.
  • BakBone Moves From Backup To Data Protection
    BakBone Software used its first-ever solution provider conference to rollout the latest version of its NetVault: Backup software with an emphasis on data protection, not data backup.
  • Former GovConnection Exec Joins Prism Pointe
    Four months after his departure from Rockville, Md.-based GovConnection, Jay Lambke has taken on the position of president for another company: global support and maintenance service provider Prism Pointe Technologies.
  • Your Move, Mr. Jobs
    Michael Oh, CEO of Tech Superpowers, a 14-year-old Apple solution provider coming off its best year ever, is pumped about the new Intel dual-core Macs. Apple CEO Steve Jobs officially kicked off the Intel era at Macworld last week, showcasing two iMac all-in-one desktops and two MacBook Pro notebooks, all of which run on the new Intel Core Duo processors.
  • Dave DeWalt, EMC Software
    The president of the storage giant's software group recently discussed the impact the channel has made on EMC. DeWalt also talked about the Hopkinton, Mass.-based vendor's plan to get partners to participate in 100 percent of the company&'s software business. He spoke with CRN Editor Heather Clancy, Editor/News Steven Burke and Senior Editor Joseph F. Kovar.
  • Broadcom Branches Out
    On the heels of rivals Adaptec and LSI Logic, Broadcom this month is slated to release a new line of RAID controller cards that will support both SAS and SATA disk drives to work in both hardware and host-based implementations.
  • CA's Wily For Web App Wares
    CA is strengthening its Web application management and storage virtualization offerings with the acquisition of Wily Technologies and a partnership with StoreAge Networking Technologies.
  • Chips In 2006: A CPU Road Map
    What do Intel and AMD have planned for the desktop in 2006? 65nm fabrication, more sophisticated multi-core architecture, virtualization and a new 940-pin socket, among other things.
  • Easy Steps To Central Storage
    A new breed of standalone network-attached storage (NAS) devices has arrived. They offer increased storage capacity and the ability to serve up media content, and are as easy to install as they are powerful. By adding one of these NAS devices to your small-business customer's network, you can deliver all the benefits of central data storage, plus offer them a central media server.
  • Avanade, NetApp Partnership Makes Room For VARs
    Avanade is working with Network Appliance to help enterprise clients migrate to Microsoft messaging applications and with related compliance issues, and NetApp solution providers are being invited along for the ride.
  • Seagate-Maxtor: Thumbs-Up
    Though Seagate&'s late December acquisition of rival Maxtor means one less hard-drive supplier, system builders say there&'s not much to worry about. In fact, they say, the deal just may ensure more quality supply as hard-drive makers try to satisfy the needs of the consumer-electronics market.