CRN Storage News


  • Briefs: June 27, 2005
    EMC and Sun Microsystems revealed an agreement they say will ensure interoperability between their key product lines. The initiative will include porting Sun's Solaris 10 operating system to ensure compatibility with the EMC portfolio of networked storage platforms. EMC also plans to port its storage management software, including EMC PowerPath and Legato NetWorker, to Solaris 10.
  • Attaboy For SATABoy
    Nexsan Technologies this week plans to introduce its first SATA-based array—to cheers and sighs of relief from partners.
  • Start-Up Riverbed Nabs Cisco Exec
    Cisco Systems executive Keith Zubchevich has left the company and joined Riverbed Technology, a start-up in the WAN acceleration market.
  • LiveVault Has A Lock On Online Backup
    LiveVault InSync is an outsourcing service that completely removes tape from the data protection equation and deploys the newest disk-to-disk technologies to ensure a successful backup and fast restore.
  • Briefs: June 20, 2005
    Network Appliance announced plans to acquire storage security appliance vendor Decru in a $272 million deal.
  • Iomega NAS 200d Proves Ideal Turnkey Solution
    Solution providers waste time when cobbling together a storage solution using various bits of hardware and software from multiple vendors. A much faster way to solve storage problems is to go with a turnkey solution. With the recent proliferation of NAS and storage appliances based on Microsoft's Windows Storage Server 2003, resellers can simply shop for the exact solution they need.
  • Mac Users Get New Storage Options
    Maxtor's new FireWire 800-based external hard drive and Asigra's Televaulting software for Mac OS X and mixed OS environments broaden the backup and recovery options for the Macintosh.
  • Storage Software Market Sees Double-Digit Growth
    All the major players in the global storage software space grew in the first quarter, with Network Appliance and EMC pacing the market with 61.1 percent and 17.9 percent increases, respectively, according to IDC.
  • StorageTek Bulks Up ILM
    StorageTek has begun taking the wraps off the new line of information life-cycle management (ILM) products that reeled in Sun Microsystems as a potential buyer.
  • Go-To Technologies Of The VARBusiness 500
    Storage may not be sexy, but you know what? It sells. Yes, It's true that in the sizzle department disk arrays, tape libraries, even more modern SANs don't get the juices flowing the way a cool speech application or handheld IP device might. But that lack of sparkle is more than made up for in steady sales.
  • ILM Is Sun's Key Growth Opportunity In StorageTek Deal
    Will Sun Microsystems' decision to part with nearly half of its cash reserves to acquire StorageTek make it "one of the largest enterprise storage players on the planet," as chairman and CEO Scott McNealy put it? Probably a stretch. Is it a sign that Sun is desperate and had nowhere to turn other than to a slow-growing supplier of tape-archival systems, buying itself time before it ultimately implodes? Remains to be seen. But if Sun executes properly, there's upside potential for both companies and their respective partners.

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