CRN Storage News

  • Sun May Move All Storage To StorageTek Brand
    Tuesday's StorageTek shareholder approval of Sun's acquisition of the storage vendor was applauded by Sun's solution providers and greeted with reserved optimism by StorageTek's channel.
  • Solution Provider Sees Katrina Damage Firsthand
    The damage caused by Hurricane Katrina is about as devastating as one can imagine, according to a solution provider who flew over the area Tuesday, a day after the devastating storm hit the Gulf Coast.
  • Briefs: August 29, 2005
    Tech Data reported a $59.4 million loss for its second quarter ended July 31 due to restructuring charges and lower-than-expected gross margins in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The loss came in at $1.02 per share, compared with earnings of $30.7 million, or 52 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.
  • NetApp To Address Program Flaws
    In an effort to strengthen relations with its partners, Network Appliance will offer new programs and product bundles, while addressing how it implements channel efforts.
  • Critical Mass: Network Appliance Takes On Tier One
    For many years, Strategic Technologies (STI) president Mike Shook was quite satisfied partnering with storage-system providers Hitachi Data Systems and Sun Microsystems. The $100 million Cary, N.C.-based integrator regarded the two vendors as best-of-class in their respective data-center and midrange-storage segments. Successful businesses don't stand still, though, and STI is no exception.
  • Taking Storage By Storm
    It's a company's worst nightmare: Years of hard work and a solid technology infrastructure are in place, but then Mother Nature comes along and wreaks havoc on it. In the Southeast, that means one thing: hurricanes. And Brett McGill, vice president of IT at MarineMax, a boat retailer in Clearwater, Fla., takes them very seriously.
  • EMC: Clear Skies For NAS
    EMC expanded on its strategy of virtualizing customers&' storage—this time focusing on the NAS side— with last week&'s acquisition of Rainfinity.
  • Joining Forces With Vendors
    When a solution provider is tightly aligned with a single vendor, partnering with that vendor on demand-generation activities makes more sense than ever. And last month, Hewlett-Packard set the tone for what may well be the new reality in the demand-generation dynamic between solution providers and system vendors.