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Endpoint Security Complexity Supports Need for Data-Aware Ecosystem

Be honest. Up until a few years ago, you may have associated “endpoint security” with those routine virus scans that pop up on your desktop from time to time. If this is true, you’re in good company – in fact, the vast majority of the IT industry is right there with you. The first commercial […]

6 Tips to Avoid Storage Clutter

Although it’s a chore, spring cleaning can be therapeutic at any time of year. Every home naturally accumulates new and interesting objects: A bike, broken since last summer; a strand of Christmas lights that never actually worked; boxes upon boxes of old clothes; items promised to friends who never got around to picking them up. […]

The Biggest Data Management Challenge for an IT Director

With great power comes great responsibility, especially when that power is derived from data. Data is a double-edged sword: On one hand, it allows you to preserve potentially valuable information for future use; keep track of past documents, employee and customer interactions; and protect information about the history, development, and organization of your company. On […]

From five 9’s to five W’s: Why data intelligence is the new system availability

Are you still boasting about five-nines availability? Don’t get me wrong. Achieving five nines, or 99.999 percent availability in a given system, is an incredible achievement for any IT vendor or team. Five nines works out to five minutes and 15 seconds of downtime per year, and when the concept hit the industry and eventually […]

To Understand What Makes Data-Aware Technology So Cool, Ask Gartner

How cool is DataGravity? According to Gartner Cool Vendors research, very. This report examining the landscape of storage options – including our own data-aware technology – provides valuable insights into how companies are facing the challenge of not only storing, but also analyzing and securing their data. The recent list names DataGravity as a force […]

“We have met the enemy…and he is us?!?”

I’m young, but I do know my history. When writing this blog, I racked my brain for an appropriate headline. I found myself first paraphrasing a famous quote by American Navy Commander Oliver Hazard Perry, who defeated a British naval squadron on Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and proclaimed “We have met the […]

The Boston VMUG is About to Get Data-Aware

Demonstration is a powerful explanatory tool, especially in the technology industry. Seeing how a system works can switch on a lightbulb, illuminating a concept that someone may not have understood before. For companies exploring data-awareness, VMware user group (VMUG) conferences are a great source of these “lightbulb” moments. DataGravity has attended these events all around […]

CRN Recognizes Laurie Desroches for Leading the Data-Aware Charge in the Channel

Our channel partners are an extension of our team, and they have been since day one. We take care in building relationships with value-added resellers (VARs) and other channel partners in order to reach the markets and businesses where data-aware storage can be the most helpful. However, we’d never be able to establish, maintain and […]

3 Signs it’s Time to Update your Security Policies

In her mid-60s, Diana Nyad swam 110 miles from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida. The firsttime she tried to complete the task, she was 28 and the year was 1978. At this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco, I got the chance to hear Nyad’s firsthand account of these experiences, as well as her […]

Getting Out of the Weeds: How to Calculate Data-Aware Business Value

When you’re a value-added reseller (VAR), you start recognizing trends that are unique to certain industries. For example, storage platforms have been conceptually the same for a long time. Different vendors will spice up their offerings with language and add-on features, so one product may provide the “cheap and deep” storage you need while another […]