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How To Tell If Storage Is Primary Or Data-Aware

Ironically, in conversations about the four pillars of data-aware storage, storage is the element most likely to be ignored or glossed over. This is largely due to the fact that state-of-the-art primary storage capabilities are a necessity for enterprises. A few common factors define an attractive primary storage array, which DataGravity embodies: Architecture: The Discovery Series […]

Gartner Highlights DataGravity in File Analysis Software Report

Last month, Gartner released its “Market Guide for File Analysis Software.” It provides a good overview at an important emerging technology segment of the broader information management domain. Gartner coined the term file analysis (FA) to denote tools that “analyze, index, search, track and report on file metadata and, in some cases, file content, enabling […]

How IT Can Drive Business: New Expectations for Smart Storage

Much has been written about the new role for IT in data-driven businesses. No longer purely responsible for keeping operations running smoothly and efficiently, IT today plays an increasingly critical role in connecting what are arguably the two most important assets in a business: people and data. The risks and the rewards of proper information […]

Q&A: (Almost) Everything You Want to Know About the DataGravity Discovery Series

It’s been one heck of an awesome ride coming out of stealth, winning the Best of VMworld award and shipping our first units to customers. As this is my first contribution to the blog, I feel an introduction is in order as you may be asking, “Who’s this Will guy?” My role here at DataGravity […]

Feeding My Inner Nerd…

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the HackMIT event.  I’d like to say it was as a team member, but those days are behind me (at least for now). I did however, have the unexpected honor of being able to assist in the selection of the final winners.  The range of applications that […]

Showing the DataGravity Difference and Opening Eyes at VMUG – Part 2

In my first post in this series, I wrote about how audiences at the recent VMware user group events (VMUGs) are really embracing the DataGravity difference and recognizing how data-aware storage can help unlock the value of their data. Many organizations suffer from a “corporate hoarders” mentality, which has led to some worrisome trends for […]

Data-Aware Storage: One Pillar At a Time

In my last blog, I touched on the concept of data-aware storage. Today, I thought I would break this down into a few of its component parts: what we often refer to as the four pillars of data-aware storage, or perhaps more appropriately, the four technology pillars. These represent four key technologies that we’ve merged […]

Intelligent Data Storage Holds Lessons for Classrooms, Businesses

Now that DataGravity is officially shipping, it is nice to reflect on the initial customers who worked with us to shape the DataGravity Discovery Series into the disruptive storage product it is today. As such, many thanks go out to the alpha and beta customers who helped us test the product in demanding real-world storage […]

When Ordinary Acts Become Milestones

John Joseph and I started DataGravity with a simple idea: primary storage should take responsibility for protecting itself, and inform companies about the value and risks in their unstructured data. The solution needed to be simple to use, and the capabilities native to a company’s primary storage platform. We started with this vision, which we […]

Showing the DataGravity difference at VMUG

DataGravity has been very popular since the company’s auspicious debut at VMworld in August.  That tends to happen after winning Best of Show and a Gold Medal for Best New Technology at such a renowned event.  Riding this popularity, I’ve attended a few VMUGs (VM User Group meetings) in the southeastern and central U.S.  and […]