Juniper’s Gordon Mackintosh On Partner Program Changes, Apstra, And ‘Winning’ The Next Decade Of Networking
by Gina Narcisi
‘We asked partners to be bold a year ago. Many of them did, and many of them have been highly rewarded. We want to stay simple and focused and continue to execute on the things that are working and add more fuel to the fire,’ Channel Chief Gordon Mackintosh tells CRN.
NetApp’s Strong Quarter Led By All-Flash Storage, Cloud Revenue Growth
‘We are gaining share in the key markets of all-flash and object storage, while rapidly scaling our public cloud business. Our industry-leading innovation and unique and deep cloud partnerships position us well to capitalize on significant opportunity ahead,’ says NetApp CEO George Kurian.
2021 Partner Program Guide: 5-Star Data Storage And Backup Vendors
by Rick Whiting
As part of the Partner Program Guide, CRN designates some vendor channel programs as 5-Star Partner Programs. Here are the 5-Star designees in the data storage and backup/recovery technology space for 2021.
NetApp Global Partner Lead Chris Lamborn Exits
‘It may be counterintuitive, but not every channel exec I’ve seen in the industry is approachable. But Chris was. He was always positive, always engaging. As a long-time partner of NetApp, I feel he was very effective. And he was very creative in how he engaged the channel during the COVID-19 pandemic. He set up a very good virtual conference schedule,’ says John Woodall, vice president of engineering and NetApp enablement at General Datatech.
Western Digital, Kioxia Eye Merger In Potential $20B Deal: WSJ
Both Western Digital and Micron originally showed interest in Kioxia earlier this year, but talks there went quiet and Micron seems to have dropped out of the conversation. Should WD and Kioxia merge, it would strengthen WD’s position as the top disk and flash drive manufacturer and less concerns about competition with China’s electronics industry.
HPE Disty Creative Business Solutions Is Helping Partners Overcome Global Supply Chain Crisis
by Steven Burke
‘Our business has more than tripled over the last year as a result of us being able to quote and ship immediately on what we have in stock,’ says Creative Business Solutions Executive Vice President of Sales Barry Weisberg. ‘There are some HPE medallion partners that in the past only bought through traditional disty. However with everything going on with the supply chain they have reached out to us to buy from us.’
The 10 Hottest Data Storage Startups Of 2021 (So Far)
CRN’s list of 10 data storage startups that made recent headlines as they came out of stealth or unveiled their first cloud storage, disaster recovery, and other innovations includes companies that story and protect data, manage it, or make it useful
22dot6 Exits Stealth, Promises Unlimited Storage Across Any Arrays, Clouds
‘We completely abstracted storage resources regardless of what storage hardware or which clouds the data resides on. I could turn the entire world into a single disk drive. But we needed a modern architecture. So we redid the code with Valence. Now we’re ready for commercial release via integrators,’ says 22dot6 Founder and CEO Diamond Lauffin.