CRN names DataGravity a 2015 Emerging Vendor

DataGravity wouldn’t exist without our channel. When we first started mapping out concepts for the DataGravity Discovery Series, and the enhanced user experience, data security, discovery and productivity that it could deliver to our customers, we knew we’d move forward with a 100 percent channel model. We were selective about the partners we worked with from the start, in order to ensure every end user would receive the best possible experience with data-ware storage.

CRN has named DataGravity an emerging vendor for 2015 for the second year running, a market distinction that adds to the validation our customers voice about our channel partners every day. Our partners have made DataGravity a stronger, better company, and strengthening our relationships with members of the DataGravity Partner Network gives us the chance to identify the use cases and situations where data-aware technology is making a difference for customers. Between managing sensitive data in a university IT department or tracking suspicious user activity within a financial firm, we’re constantly learning new ways users are becoming data-aware and using our platform as a tool to fight security threats. As we continue to invest in partner relationships and continue our market expansion, we can’t wait to hear new stories on this topic and learn new ways our company can better serve its end users.

What cinches this up for me is what DataGravity is doing with data-aware storage today; people will be calling table stakes for storage in a few short years. That means we need to be evangelizing this technology now and what better way to do that than through our channel partners. Their customers will gain new levels of data-awareness that were not attainable before, therefore opening new doors to revenue and customer success. If they are an infrastructure provider now, they can be confident that they will be selling a highly integrated storage and security solution that sheds light on a whole new dimension of facts about the information people are using and saving. Again, driving new lines of revenue and profit for their business. Maybe the security business was unattainable by that particular reseller. Well, now they can go after that business. We have been amazed by the results our customers have achieved with the Discovery Series storage arrays.

This momentum we’re gathering makes the strength of our partner relationships all the more important. Just last month, Laurie Desroches, DataGravity director of channel sales opportunities, was named an “up-and-comer” on CRN’s 2015 Women of the Channel list. The CRN Emerging Vendors list recognizes organizations that improve the way partners and customers collaborate. Both of these accolades speak to a wider objective for channel organizations, and DataGravity in particular: to keep working together, expanding on the support we can share with one another, and discover new ways our customers can benefit.

Of course, this effort is far from complete, and we’ll continue to find new ways to enhance our technology and expand our partnerships as the industry evolves. Unstructured data can contain sensitive elements that remain a threat for so many companies, and we’re committed to outfitting these organizations with the tools and technologies they need to combat security risks. Learn more about the DataGravity Partner Network and find out how data-aware storage can benefit your organization.





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John Joseph

John Joseph

President and co-founder of DataGravity, John Joseph leads company’s sales, marketing, operations and customer initiatives. John previously served as vice president of marketing and product management at EqualLogic, leading these functions from the company's initial launch through the successful acquisition by Dell in 2008. He subsequently served as vice president of enterprise solutions, marketing at Dell for three years after the acquisition.