Storage software

  • Intel Brings Dual Quad-Core To Storage And Server Builders
    Intel this week unveiled its first quad-core-based storage server in a bid to give system builders a common platform on which to build either network storage devices or servers with a large internal storage capacity. The company's new "Makay Creek" is a 2U rack mount enclosure powered by one or two quad-core Intel Xeon 5300 processors with room for up to 12 SAS or SATA hard drives and up to 32 Gbytes of memory.
  • Siafu Rolls Out Storage Appliances For Small Businesses
    Siafu Software wants to invigorate the entry-level iSCSI market with a new series of appliances sporting enterprise storage features and priced starting under $4,000. And it plans to give some of those appliances free to solution providers and their customers.
  • HP Rethinks Small-Biz Storage Strategy
    Hewlett-Packard has reorganized its small and midsized business team under a new executive looking to bring some of its best practices from Europe to help meet the needs of U.S. customers. The company also unveiled a new version of its All-In-One small business storage array.
  • Mimosa Kicks Off Partner Program
    Mimosa Systems on Tuesday rolled out its Partner Advantage Program for VARs selling its NearPoint for Microsoft Exchange Server e-mail archiving and recovery software.
  • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet Spec Advances
    Several of the storage industry's top vendors are banding together to develop a new specification for that would allow Fibre Channel traffic to be natively transported over Ethernet networks. The new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) specification, which was sent on Tuesday to the T11 Committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), may be the next stage in unifying a number of different protocols into Ethernet.
  • FalconStor Beefs Up Channel Marketing
    FalconStor Software is beefing up its channel program with more marketing muscle for its solution providers, a move its partners said has been long in coming.
  • Siafu Combines Replication, Encryption In New Appliance
    Siafu Software has combined data encryption and data replication into a single appliance in a move that some in the channel said may yet be ahead of its time. The company this week enhanced its like if IP SAN appliances with block-based replication for encrypted data for use in data recovery and remote office data consolidation.
  • Overland Enhances REO Virtual Tape Library
    Overland Storage on Monday unveiled the successor to its entry-level virtual tape library, but solution providers said the product faces intense competition from other vendors and from disk-based storage arrays.
  • SonicWall Unveils Two New Partner Levels
    Starting Monday, SonicWall is adding levels to its Medallion partner program for two new partner categories: direct marketing resellers (DMR) and value added merchant (VAM) partners, to go with the existing levels of Gold, Silver, and Approved.
  • Channel Makes Its De-Dupe Pitch
    De-duplication solutions are playing into the hands of the channel because the technology requires a lot of VAR evangelizing.
  • Emulex, LSI Team On Out-of-Band Storage Virtualization
    Emulex and LSI Logic are working together to bring out-of-band storage virtualization to the channel with a low-cost appliance that makes use of Emulex's AV150 intelligent storage processor and LSI's Storage Virtualization Manager application, which LSI got with its acquisition in November of StoreAge Networking Technologies, to do out-of-band storage virtualization.
  • Some Symantec Partners At Risk of Losing Gold Status
    This year, under a unified channel program that is approaching its one year anniversary, Symantec is offering partners new contracts, showing them where they stand against their commitments, and informing them of any changes to their status.
  • Channel Best-Sellers: Software
    According to exclusive research by CRN and The NPD Group, here are the Channel Best-Sellers in Relational Databases and Storage Management Software.
  • NetApp Targets Midrange With New FAS3040
    Network Appliance is moving to fill in a hole in its midrange storage offering with the introduction this week of the FAS3040 storage appliance and its virtualization version, the V3040.
  • Dell Responsible For 10% Of EMC Accounts Receivable
    EMC said in a financial report that Dell now holds more than 10 percent of its accounts receivable, which at the end of its last quarter stood at $1.7 billion. The only surprise about that figure is that it is not higher, EMC solution providers said.