The industry responds to news of DataGravity Discovery Series
After two years in stealth mode, it felt pretty good around here Tuesday when we finally shared what we’ve been up to: creating the DataGravity Discovery Series to deliver storage, protection, data governance, search and discovery in one unified platform. Now that the secret is out, we could talk all day about the business value of our data-aware approach to storage, but for now, we’ll focus on what others have had to say. Here are some of the highlights from last week’s coverage of the news:
- In the Wall Street Journal’s article, “EqualLogic Co-Founder Paula Long’s Latest Startup, DataGravity, Launches,” Deborah Gage quotes DataGravity Board Member and Andreessen Horowitz Partner Peter Levine saying he was “blown away” when he first saw Discovery Series.
- TechCrunch’s Ron Miller reports that “DataGravity Wants To Make Your Storage More Intelligent.” He writes that where Discovery Series “begins to separate itself is the fully visual view of the data and the way you can dig into it and surface information that typically was hidden inside storage containers…”
- Barb Darrow at GigaOm says it all right in her headline: “DataGravity Says It’s Time for Your Storage to Smarten Up Already.”
- In his PackRat blog, Stephen Foskett asks “Why is DataGravity such a Big Deal?” and then answers the question with this: “It could literally revolutionize what we think of as ‘storage’…”
- Writing for Network Computing, Howard Marks notes that DataGravity is “Aspiring to Smarter Storage.”
- CRN spoke with DataGravity early-access partner Axis Business Solutions for “DataGravity Exits Stealth to Add Intelligence, Data Protection to Storage.” Axis Vice President of Vendor Alliances Joe Paquet says in the article that Discovery Series “will change the IT sales cycle by pushing IT and business owners to work together.”
- For an overview of Discovery Series features and screenshots, check out Robin Harris’, “DataGravity Launches” on Storage Mojo.
- Joep Piscaer, who blogs at Virtual Lifestyle, calls Discovery Series an “Enterprise Storage Array with X-ray Vision” and predicts that “DataGravity is surely only just scratching the surface with their first release, and I’m sure Paula Long and her team have some pretty neat tricks up their sleeve.
All in all, it has been a great week and I’m thrilled to see the positive reception data-aware storage is getting. For more news about DataGravity check out our news page. And if you are going to VMworld next week stop by our booth (#1647) and don’t miss DataGravity beta customer Mark Lamson from Westerly Public Schools share his experiences with the Discovery Series in his session, “Westerly Public Schools: How Data We Store Helps School Districts Ace the IT Test” on Monday at 2:30 p.m. (Session ID BCO2290).Like This