About Paula Long

Paula Long is the CEO and co-founder of DataGravity. She previously co-founded storage provider EqualLogic, which was acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008. She remained at Dell as vice president of storage until 2010. Prior to EqualLogic, she served in engineering management positions at Allaire Corporation and oversaw the ClusterCATS product line at Bright Tiger Technologies. She is a graduate of Westfield State College.

Another trip to Vegas

October 7th, 2015|Events|

What happens in Vegas, is captured, stored and analyzed in Vegas.  Everything that can be tracked is, Big Data at its finest.  What’s the upside?  Your Diet Coke arrived with the lime in it you forgot to ask for. Yes, I was in Vegas again [...]

What a difference a year makes

September 16th, 2015|Events|

I just completed digging out after recently attending VMWorld 2015. This was my second VMWorld with DataGravity and what a difference a year makes. Here are some of my thoughts on last year’s event, the 12 months in between and what DataGravity experienced this year [...]

Storage Just Took a Self Defense Class

August 11th, 2015|Data security|

While the rest of the IT infrastructure is moving to a zero trust model, traditional storage has not taken up the challenge to defend itself. The next frontier of data security is taking place at the point of storage. Storage is the most vulnerable and [...]

Protecting Against Data Loss Has Gotten Even Harder

May 28th, 2015|Data security|

Currently IT and storage pros spend a lot of time sweating data loss.  They know that losing their company’s information would have a substantial impact on their business, not to mention in some cases, on their own career prospects. In fact, many folks have told me [...]

The Shows (Must) Go On

May 13th, 2015|Events|

If it's May, there must be a zillion (maybe a slight exaggeration) technology events.  I had the opportunity to attend a couple recently and thought I’d pull my best Jack Kerouac and summarize my adventures on the road. I started last week at TechCrunch's Disrupt event held [...]

It’s Cool To Be Cool

April 15th, 2015|Awards & accomplishments|

Gartner just released its Cool Vendors list. The list highlights companies that Gartner sees as both innovative and impactful. DataGravity was named to this list for 2015. This is way cool (couldn’t help typing those words, but it is). Seriously, Gartner Analysts evaluate most tech [...]

It’s Your Data, You Need to Know What’s in It

April 7th, 2015|Data security|

It’s a pretty interesting time to be involved in IT Infrastructure, especially storage, an area I feel passionate about. I anticipate everything will change over the next few years. These changes won’t be driven by catalysts that have historically advanced storage technology, specifically performance and [...]

Data Theft

February 17th, 2015|Data security|

Recently, another huge data breach occurred as Anthem Healthcare had over 80 million customer records compromised. Estimates are this breach is going to cost Anthem upwards of $100 million to rectify. And offering credit and identity theft monitoring, while helpful, won’t mean the experience will [...]

DataGravity Continues to Build Team, Momentum

January 28th, 2015|Data storage|

The storage landscape is changing, and we’ve spurred that rapid evolution in the months since the release of the DataGravity Discovery Series. As we scale DataGravity to help more customers shift their focus from speeds and feeds to real data intelligence, we’re building a team [...]

Gifting Peace of Mind

December 23rd, 2014|Data security|

First, I haven’t figured out why people want to engage me in airports, hotels and on airplanes when I’m traveling. I’m usually using this time in transit to getting stuff done and am mostly lost in my gadgets and have my grump face on. Yet for whatever reason, I [...]