CRN Storage News

  • 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.
  • Sony Spruces Up Data Backup
    Backup devices always seem to be a step behind hard drives in terms of capacity. But Sony's new AIT-5 tape drive offers more than a terabyte of capacity per cartridge.
  • VARBusiness' State of Technology survey finds storage VARs are missing out on services opportunity

    Zzzzz: Storage VARs Asleep At The Services Switch
    Storage VARs that add services to their businesses pave an avenue for growth and recurring revenue. Yet not nearly enough are seizing the moment.
  • 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.