CRN Storage News

  • Current Hard Drives Hitting Limits, Change Forecast
    A slowdown in the ability to continually wring more performance out of existing technologies will change the face of the hard drive and the IT industry in general. That's the word from Richie Lary, one of the storage industry's leading technologists who this week discussed storage and data center trends with a roomful of storage administrators and CIOs at Nth Generation's Summer 2006 Technology Symposium, held this week in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Storage VAR MTI Grows Sales, But Margins Shrink
    Storage VAR MTI Technology on Friday said the company's revenue grew and its losses shrank in the first quarter of its fiscal year 2007, but late bookings took a bite out of its services revenue and overall earnings. MTI, one of EMC's biggest solution provider partners and one of the country's few publicly-listed solution providers, saw earnings for the quarter grow 8.4 percent over last year, while its losses shrunk significantly during the same period.
  • H1-B Visa Brouhaha
    Last month I wrote a column indicating that by 2016 the annual quota of H1-B visas would increase to 593,000 from the current 65,000 under the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate. While some solution providers have said they would welcome the quota increase, others in the channel have diametrically opposed views.
  • DEMAND GENERATOR: Rich Levin, Sirius Computer Solutions
    Offering one-stop solution shopping for its customers is what has made Sirius Computer Solutions the go-to reseller for The Waterbury Companies as it creates its technology road map, allowing Sirius to develop a relationship with the customer and generate revenue from multiple projects.
  • Picking The 'Ripe' Solution
    With the help of solution provider Strategic Business Systems, Bronx, N.Y.-based produce wholesaler Nathel and Nathel was able to revolutionize the way it keeps track of its fruits, vegetables and invoices by digitizing its inventory and billing systems.
  • SanDisk Sued Over M-Systems Acquisition
    Two lawsuits filed have been filed against SanDisk, a supplier of storage cards based on NAND flash memory, with regard to its proposed acquisition of M-Systems.
  • Former Brocade Execs Face More Charges
    The U.S. Justice Department has filed additional charges against two former Brocade Communications Systems executives who were charged with securities fraud last month.
  • McData Workers Brace For Worst After Brocade Deal
    McData workers at its Colorado headquarters are nervous about new owner Brocade's future plans. Many expect to be laid off despite Brocade's statements to the contrary about storage product synergies.
  • Brocade To Buy McData In Bid To Fight Cisco
    The pending acquisition of McData by Brocade Communications Systems has the potential to create a SAN infrastructure powerhouse better able to fend off moves into the market by Cisco Systems, according to solution providers.
  • VAR's Solution Is A Gem
    For Paul Langway, principal at solution provider PVP Sales, Randolph, N.J., helping midmarket companies analyze and troubleshoot their networks and applications is big business.
  • Microsoft Adds iSCSI Target To Storage Server OS
    Microsoft is planning to bring its Windows Storage Server operating system, currently available only to OEMs, to a wider range of custom-system builders as its Longhorn version of Windows becomes available.
  • Overland Gets New Channel Chief
    Overland Storage this week named company veteran Philippe Cazaubon as its new channel chief, replacing George Karabatsos, who had left the company.
  • CPU Surplus Swells On Intel Inventory Glut
    An oversupply of Intel processors and chipsets fueled a nearly 78 percent gain in global surplus semiconductor inventory from the first quarter to the second quarter, the highest level since a troublesome inventory glut in the third quarter of 2004, according to research firm iSuppli.
  • IBM Gets Cool With AMD
    IBM has taken the wraps off its largest suite of AMD-based Opteron processors, emphasizing new advancements in data center power and cooling capabilities.
  • EqualLogic Adds "SAN Within A SAN" Capability
    EqualLogic has upgraded the firmware in its PS Series of iSCSI SAN appliances to make it easier to build multiple virtual SANs within a single storage pool. The new pooling capabilities gives solution providers and their customers to ability to separate data within a storage pool according to the characteristics of the data, enabling them to create a SAN within a SAN.
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