CRN Storage News

  • 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.
  • $770 Million Acquisition Marks the Dawning Of A New Quantum
    Quantum's pending acquisition of Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC) is not about creating a large tape vendor, but about creating a major independent, channel-friendly storage vendor that has the power to influence the backup, restore and archiving business in a way system vendors can't.
  • 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.
  • Storage Vendors Get Behind Interoperability Standard
    A day after pulling out from an IBM-led open storage management initiative, Sun Microsystems joined other top-tier storage vendors in renewing their pledge to interoperability through the Storage Networking Industry Association's Storage Management Initiative specification (SMI-S).
  • HP Talks Up Channel At Storage User Conference
    At least a part of Hewlett-Packard's mind was on the channel as the vendor presented its storage strategy to a crowded room full of users at its HP Americas StorageWorks conference, held this week in Las Vegas. The conference started on Wednesday evening, a few hours after the HP Americas Partner Conference ended. Both Ann Livermore, executive vice president of HP's Technology Group, and Bob Schultz, senior vice president and general manager of HP's StorageWorks Division, told audiences they can count on solution providers for help with their HP storage infrastructures.
  • EMC Expands BPM Capabilities With ProActivity Acquisition
    EMC is expanding its business process management business with the acquisition of ProActivity Software Solutions, a developer of content management software for business process management software. EMC officials said the acquisition addresses a technology missing from EMC's BPM offering, which it received as part of its Documentum acquisition in 2003.
  • Seneca Data Acquires CSI
    Seneca Data, the fourth-largest company on CRN's top 50 system builder list, has acquired Concentric Systems Inc. (CSI), the 11th-biggest player, in a deal that would create the nation's No. 2 custom-systems maker.
  • Backing Up Small Biz
    Iomega's REV Loader 280 ensures that small businesses don't have to settle for backup hardware that lacks performance.
  • Storage Solution: Secure For Takeoff
    Money Mailer, a direct-mail advertising company based in Garden Grove, Calif., was running out of space, and so it turned to solution provider Secure Data Group to expand its storage environment. Two SANs and half of a million dollar investment into its storage network later, and the company reports that the technology has changed the way it does business.
  • Dell Inks Removable Storage Deal With Tandberg
    Dell has signed an OEM agreement with Tandberg Data for low-cost removable storage drives and media, possibly making it the second major vendor to sign an OEM deal for removable hard drives aimed at replacing tape drives and cartridges.