CRN Storage News

  • Briefs: August 8, 2005
    Access Distribution has beefed up its IT and marketing services initiatives to solution providers. The Westminster, Colo., distributor renamed its services group IT Service Solutions and added more services representatives and signed DecisionOne as a services partner in its OneTech program to provide support on the IBM and Hewlett-Packard platforms, said CEO Anna McDermott at the distributor&'s New Frontiers Conference in Keystone, Colo., last week.
  • Overland Plans Primary Storage Acquisition
    Overland Storage plans to acquire a primary storage vendor, a move that would make the tape- and disk-based backup appliance manufacturer more dependent on the channel, said President and CEO Christopher Calisi.
  • EMC Gives Clariion A Refresh
    EMC upgraded its midrange line so that the systems maintain their reliability as they scale up, and it added four new disk libraries for Clariion backup.
  • IBM Previews DB2 Running On Storage Array
    As a statement of a future product direction, IBM Tuesday previewed an implementation of its DB2 database running on a storage array rather than a separate server.
  • California Digital Holds Onto Prominent Position
    The latest list of the world&'s Top 500 Supercomputers still has system builder California Digital in its top 10, but at No. 7, so the company&'s president and COO, Douglas Bone could be forgiven for a bit of melancholy.
  • Savvy Storage Startups See Channel As Defining Edge
    A new crop of storage startups has bloomed in the past couple of months. What makes this crop unique is not its sheer number, but the fact that these vendors are developing indirect sales channels as their primary go-to-market strategy.
  • CDW Builds Program For Health-Care Sales
    Acknowledging the burgeoning market serving hospitals and other caregivers, CDW has created a dedicated team to provide complete solutions to health-care customers.
  • EMC To Woo HP Accounts
    EMC has spotted opportunity in Hewlett-Packard&'s efforts to migrate customers off HP&'s OpenView SAM storage management software. To make the most of that potential, EMC has quietly introduced a twist to its Velocity channel program: offering solution providers special incentives to sell its storage management applications to HP customers.
  • Doctor Recommended, CIO Approved
    Hospitals are getting smarter, and it has nothing to do with health-care workers earning more advanced degrees or administrators employing people with higher IQs. The latest digital technologies and wireless capabilities are making it easier for hospitals to deliver vital information reliably and continuously to the people who need it so they can provide the best care for their patients.
  • ShadowRAM: July 25, 2005
    Nth Generation CEO Rich Baldwin sure knows how to have a partner “do.” For his event last week in Anaheim, Calif., the HP storage VAR got nearly 100 percent return on attendee surveys by making a completed survey the ticket to a free lunch; a second one qualified the attendee for an iPod raffle.
  • Midtier Storage Gets Squeezed
    When Gartner recently reported that external controller-based disk storage revenue grew a strong 11.1 percent in the first quarter compared with the same period a year ago, it also pointed to a weakness in enterprise-class storage sales.
  • The Lighter Side Of Serious Storage Management
    Storage administrators must find more intelligent ways to manage their burgeoning storage infrastructure but avoid adopting the latest technology just for technology's sake, according to speakers at Nth Generation&'s Summer Symposium in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Otellini Says Intel Will Win Legal Battle With AMD
    Intel CEO Paul Otellini on Tuesday dismissed charges from Advanced Micro Devices that it illegally dampened competition in the microprocessor market. He also said Intel only agreed to sanctions in a recent ruling in Japan in an effort to resolve the legal battle.