CRN Storage News


  • Hard Facts: August 12, 2002
    Solution providers are hedging their bets for near-term sales growth of storage hardware and software, according to CRN research data. But even so, sales expectations remain considerably stronger in the storage market than in other major hardware and software categories.
  • Certification, training, teamwork engage channel


    Storage Vendors Do Service To Partners
    Storage vendors are offering new ways for solution providers to make professional services part of their offerings.
  • New version aims to simplify data management and increase CA storage revenue


    CA Unveils Beta of ARCserve Version 9
    Computer Associates International Monday unveiled the beta of its ARCserve version 9.
  • Targeting the Government
    Long sales cycles, complex procurement rules and lower margins have, in the past, dissuaded many commercial IT firms from federal work. Today, as economic uncertainty confronts many in the "outside" world, the reverse holds true, and government contracts look very appealing.
  • Where the Money Is
    His negotiating skills honed by years of working on both the legislative and bureaucratic sides of state government, New York's recently appointed CIO, James T. Dillon, knows exactly what he wants to hear when systems integrators approach, looking to do business with the state's Office for Technology. Suffice it to say, neither unrealistic promises nor double-talk are high on Dillon's list.
  • Rick Belluzzo To Head Up Quantum
    Richard Belluzzo, who said he was stepping down as president and COO of Microsoft in March, resurfaced Thursday as the CEO-apparent of storage vendor Quantum.
  • EMC Scores HP Wins
    If anyone was wondering whether EMC was still a big league storage player, just check out the hits they scored in recent weeks--both of which involve the new Hewlett-Packard.
  • SSPs Shift Gears
    Shortly after StorageNetworks went public in June 2000, CEO Peter Bell counted more than 30 newcomers that stormed the SSP market with plans to topple his Waltham, Mass.-based company. They called themselves storage service providers (SSPs), and storage-for-hire was their game. Their market pulled in more than half a billion dollars in investments based on a simple plan to sell storage: Turn on a switch and it's there,just like any utility.
  • Software, services to drive 3.7 percent rise worldwide


    IDC Forecasts Growth For IT Spending
    A flash of optimism in an otherwise dismal IT market came from IDC this week as the analyst firm predicted that IT spending in general and spending on storage management software and business process outsourcing in particular will all rise this year and beyond.
  • Part of its product rationalization strategy resulting from the merger


    HP To Phase Out StorageTek Tape Libraries, Keep Quantum
    HP is planning to phase out part of its enterprise-class tape arrays as a result of its acquisition of Compaq. And the loser appears to be StorageTek.
  • Introduces post-merger hardware, software at partner event


    HP Trumpets Storage
    Less than two months after completing its merger with Compaq Computer, Hewlett-Packard used a partner-sponsored event to revamp its storage hardware and software line.
  • HP Uses VAR's Show To Introduce New Storage
    Less than two months after its historic merger with Compaq, the new Hewlett-Packard used a solution provider-sponsored event to revamp its storage hardware and software product lines.
  • EMC Breaks Even In Second Quarter
    Data storage company EMC Corp. broke even in the second quarter, citing successful cost-cutting rather than a new willingness by businesses to spend on information technology.