The next generation of data management


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This week on Federal technical conference, host John Gilroy interviewed Steve Grewal, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Public Sector, at Cohesion.

Grewal He has worked as CIO, CTO and Deputy IT Manager for a wide variety of federal agencies. Because of his experience, he is well versed in the challenges facing federal technology professionals.

Steve Grewal, Vice President and Technical Director, Public Sector, Cohesion

During this interview, Grewal gives the audience observations on topics such as data management, disaster recovery and cybersecurity.

Due to his frustrations with point solutions for a range of technology solutions, he prefers a platform-based solution. He develops the concept of “centralized storage for disparate data systems”. According to him, a centralized approach gives the federal community the ability to control data management.

Cohesity’s approach is a brand new acronym, DMass, for Data Management-as-a-Service. With this approach, an end user can have as much data management power as they want. In addition, this approach will help with compliance and ensure data integrity.

In January, we celebrated “Data Privacy Day”. Grewal commented that for a federal CIO every day is data privacy day. The challenge is how to achieve this in a multi-cloud environment. One of the future benefits of a centralized approach is the potential for it to provide “unhindered” access to all data stores. With access, it allows for improved analysis.

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