CRN Storage News

  • Storing It All Up For You
    One of the longest-running debates in the channel revolves around whether today's storage vendors are really doing everything they can to leverage the solution provider community.
  • 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.
  • Industry Insight: Time Is Running Out For IPv6
    Much like the Y2K problem that saw government and the private sector work together to fix the century-rollover time change for computers, the IPv6 expansion will require a partnership between government and industry.
  • Adaptec Rolls Out New Snap Channel Program
    Adaptec on Wednesday unveiled a new channel partner program the company said is aimed at establishing its Snap Server NAS line as a leading brand in the channel, but one of its top solution providers suggested the company invest more in developing brand recognition among potential 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.
  • AMCC's success in Mac market takes it into PC and Linux arenas

    Storage Solution For Creative Types Goes Cross-Platform
    Applied Micro Circuits Corp. is rolling out a version of its 3ware Sidecar desktop SATA II storage solution, first released for the Macintosh, for Windows and Linux.
  • Disaster recovery and data integrity continue to reshape profit picture

    Staying profitable in storage means navigating increased complexity in a maturing industry, the 2007 CRN Profitability Study finds.
  • 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.
  • Enterprise Storage: Small World After All
    Enterprise storage vendors, which in the past year or so have pushed into the burgeoning small-business storage market, have succeeded in building fast-growing, satisfied channels.
  • Data Domain Going Public, Signs Pact With Quantum
    Data Domain late Friday filed a form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a preliminary to its upcoming IPO, and said in that listing that it has signed an intellectual property cross-license agreement with rival Quantum. Data Domain is one of the pioneers of the data de-duplication industry.
  • Sanrad Asks Channel Help To Rope In Rogue Servers
    Sanrad this week started shipping a new version of its intelligent SAN devices which allow the storage capacity of "rogue" servers, which are servers not connected to a SAN, to be managed as if they were on a SAN. The company is also shifting to an all-channel sales model in the U.S. based on its experience with its European sales channel business.
  • 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.